Homestand Highlights (Tuesday, May 17-Wednesday, May 25, 2016)

PLAY BALL Weekend, Strikeout Cancer Night and Molina Garden Gnome Highlight the Third Homestand of the Season 

ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 17, 2016 – The Cardinals are back at Busch Stadium for a nine-game homestand, which kicks off with a three-game series with the Colorado Rockies (May 17-19), continues with a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks (May 20-22) and concludes with a three-game series versus division rival Chicago Cubs (May 23-25).  The homestand is highlighted by the Cardinals celebration of PLAY BALL Weekend and Strikeout Cancer Night, as well as two Budweiser Bash Theme Nights and a Yadier Molina Garden Gnome giveaway.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Colorado Rockies (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

  • Chris Duncan Budweiser Bash Theme Night: Fans who purchase a special Bud Bash Theme Ticket receive a voucher for a limited edition Chris Duncan mini bobblehead as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 2006 World Series Champion Cardinals.  VIP ticket-holders will also have access to a pregame autograph session with Chris Duncan.  Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item.  For more info, or to purchase general tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme (#BudBash).
  • Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game.  The auction is a great way for fans and collectors to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community.  Auction tables are located at Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3, inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Colorado Rockies (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

  • Boy/Girl Scouts Night Theme Tickets: The St. Louis Cardinals invite all Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and their families to enjoy Scout Night at the ballpark.  This is the final of three planned Scouts Nights for the 2016 season.  For just $14, each scout receives a ticket to the game as well as a voucher which can be exchanged for a Cardinals scout patch.  Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item.  For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme (#CardsTheme).
  • Strikeout Cancer Night: In a ceremony prior to the start of tonight’s game, the Cardinals will recognize Kolton and Alissa Wong, along with former Cardinals pitcher Jason Motte and the Jason Motte Foundation, for teaming up for this year’s annual Jason Motte Cornhole Challenge to raise money for cancer research and those affected by cancer.
  • Live From UMB Champions Club:  KMOX will perform tonight’s radio broadcast from the UMB Champions Club.
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar Athletes: Over 150 high school senior athletes, recognized by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for their excellence in the classroom and on the field, will take part in a pregame parade around the warning track before the game.
  • Pregame Pom/Cheer/Dance Performance: Prior to the game, groups from Dance Experience Performing Arts, Natural Impact All Star Cheer, St. Charles Dynamite Cheerleading and the Jamestown Sapphires will perform in the Ford Plaza beginning at 5:50 p.m.
  • Piscotty’s Pals: Stephen Piscotty and his Piscotty’s Pals program will host a group from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for tonight’s game.  The group will get to watch batting practice from the field and meet with Stephen in the dugout to take pictures and ask questions prior to the start of the game.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Colorado Rockies (6:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 4:45 p.m.

  • Nurses Night Theme Tickets: The St. Louis Cardinals invite all nurses and their families to enjoy Nurse Night at the ballpark.  Fans who purchase the special theme night ticket receive an exclusive, limited edition Cardinals scrub top.  A portion of each ticket sold will benefit the March of Dimes foundation.  For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme (#CardsTheme).
  • Wainwright’s Winners: Adam Wainwright and his Wainwright’s Winners program will host a group from Warren County Handicapped Services for tonight’s game.  The group will get to watch batting practice from the field and meet with Adam in the dugout to take pictures and ask questions prior to the start of the game.

Friday, May 20, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:15 p.m.

  • Yadier Molina Garden Gnome Promotional Giveaway: The first 30,000 ticketed fans, ages 16 and older, will receive an exclusive Yadier Molina Garden Gnome, a limited number of which will feature gold or platinum gloves.
  • Illini Night Theme Tickets: The St. Louis Cardinals invite all Illinois Fighting Illini fans and their families to enjoy Illini Night at the ballpark.  Fans who purchase the special theme night ticket receive a specially designed Illini themed Cardinals t-shirt.  For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme (#CardsTheme).  Former Illini basketball star and two-time All-American Dee Brown will be in attendance to throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
  • Honorary First Pitch: St. Louis native Andy Cohen will throw out an honorary first pitch before the start of the tonight’s game.
  • Cardinals Museum Artifact Spotlight: Every Friday home game, the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum will highlight artifacts in the collection not currently on display during a pregame presentation inside the Museum.  Today’s featured items will include a 1972 Ken Boyer game-worn crew neck jersey in honor of his 85th birthday.  For more information or to purchase tickets to the museum, visitcardinals.com/museum (#CardsMuseum).
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Night: Get free autographs from current and former Cardinals players, courtesy of Academy Sports + Outdoors.  Two current Cardinals players (TBD) will sign 100 autographs inside Ford Plaza for fans 15 years old and younger from 5:45-6:15.  Former Cardinals Bernard Gilkey and Mike Crudale will sign autographs for fans of all ages from6:15-7:00.  *Players subject to change*
  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the seven ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the middle of the 7th inning.  One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game’s raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children.  For more info, past winning raffle numbers and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050 (#Raffle4Kids).
  • Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game.  The auction is a great way for fans and collectors to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community.  Auction tables are located at Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3, inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3, UMB Champions Club and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the fifth inning.  All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.
  • Race To The Plate: At every Friday home game, fans will enjoy the Missouri Farmers Care: Race To The Plate—a mascot race featuring Captain Cornelius, Bessie the Cow and Simon the Soybean.  A new mascot will debut later in the season as well.  Join the conversation on how today’s food is grown and raised at MissouriFarmersCare.com (#GoFarmTeam). 

Saturday, May 21, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (3:05 p.m.)

Gates open at 1:05 p.m.

  • Adult Cardinals Pullover Promotional Giveaway: The first 30,000 ticketed fans, ages 16 and older, will receive a one-of-a-kind adult Cardinals pullover.
  • PLAY BALL Weekend:  The Cardinals will celebrate PLAY BALL Weekend on May 21 and 22 as part of a league-wide effort to engage young baseball fans and celebrate the continued support of youth participation in baseball and softball.  In addition to having a youth parade and a kids starting lineup before the game, the Cardinals will distribute plastic bat and ball sets in Ford Plaza and Riverview Corner (behind Section 432) to kids in attendance.
  • Prairie Farms Kids Run the Bases: Following the game, fans 15 and under are invited to run the bases of Busch Stadium (weather permitting).  Presented by Prairie Farms.
  • Saturday Signings at the Museum: Former Cardinals pitcher and current FOX Sports Midwest & KMOX announcer Ricky Horton will be on hand to sign autographs at the Cardinals Museum from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  In addition to having a valid admission to the museum, fans must have an autograph line ticket, which are free and will be distributed on the day of each Saturday signing.  Fans can visit cardinals.com/museum for the full schedule and additional details.
  • Pregame Pom/Cheer/Dance Performance: Prior to the game, groups from Dance Productions Unlimited, Truman Middle School Cheerleading, Union HS Cheer, 907 Starz and the Hazelwood West Pridettes will perform in Riverview Corner (behind Section 432) beginning at 11:50 a.m.
  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the seven ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the middle of the 7th inning.  One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game’s raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children.  For more info, past winning raffle numbers and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050 (#Raffle4Kids).
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3, UMB Champions Club and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the fifth inning.  All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (1:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

  • Kids Performance T-Shirt Promotional Giveaway: All kids, ages 15 and younger, entering with a ticket will receive their very own Cardinals performance t-shirt, courtesy of Pasta House Co.
  • Six Flags Day: Children 48” and under will receive a free ticket to Six Flags, valid Monday through Friday until June 27.  Presented by Six Flags.
  • Family Attractions Card: 30,000 ticketed-fans will receive a Family Attractions Card worth thousands of dollars in savings at local area attractions, restaurants and lodging.
  • PLAY BALL Weekend:  The Cardinals will celebrate PLAY BALL Weekend on May 21 and 22 as part of a league-wide effort to engage young baseball fans and celebrate the continued support of youth participation in baseball and softball.  In addition to having youth choirs perform the National Anthem and announce batters over the PA for an inning, the Cardinals will distribute plastic bat and ball sets in Riverview Corner (behind Section 432) to kids in attendance.
  • Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday: Starting two hours prior to the game, bring the entire family to Ford Plaza for games, prizes and free North Star ice cream (while supplies last).
  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the seven ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the middle of the 7th inning.  One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game’s raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children.  For more info, past winning raffle numbers and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050(#Raffle4Kids).
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3, UMB Champions Club and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the fifth inning.  All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

 

Monday, May 23, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

  • Honorary First Pitch: New Saint Louis University Men’s Basketball Coach Travis Ford will throw out an honorary first pitch before the start of the tonight’s game.
  • Tsunami Waves: Carlos Martinez and his Tsunami Waves foundation will host a group from St. Cecilia School & Academy for tonight’s game.  The group will get to watch batting practice from the field and meet with Carlos in the dugout to take pictures and ask questions prior to the start of the game.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3, UMB Champions Club and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the fifth inning.  All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (6:10 p.m.)

Gates open at 4:40 p.m.

  • David Eckstein Budweiser Bash Theme Night: Fans who purchase a special Bud Bash Theme Ticket receive a voucher for a limited edition David Eckstein mini bobblehead as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 2006 World Series Champion Cardinals.  VIP ticket-holders will also have access to a pregame autograph session with David Eckstein.  VIP tickets are currently sold out.  Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item.  For more info, or to purchase general tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme (#BudBash).
  • D.A.R.E. Parade: Participants in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program in both Missouri and Illinois will take part in a parade around the field before the start of tonight’s game.  The participants will be followed on the field by D.A.R.E. police cars as well.
  • Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game.  The auction is a great way for fans and collectors to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community.  Auction tables are located at Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3, inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (12:45 p.m.)

Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

  • KMOX Day Theme Tickets: The St. Louis Cardinals invite all Illinois Fighting Illini fans and their families to enjoy Illini Night at the ballpark.  Fans who purchase the special KMOX 90th Anniversary theme ticket will receive a throwback Cardinals hat.  Fans can also enjoy a special pre-game meet and greet with KMOX on-air personality.  For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme(#CardsTheme).
  • High School Video Challenge Winners: Students from Union High School will be recognized on the field before the game as part of the club’s High School Video Challenge initiative.  Students from around St. Louis were asked to develop and create a rough-cut video promoting the Cardinals and their respective high schools while including a STEAM curriculum connection.  Fans selected Union High School’s video as the winner via online voting and in April, the Cardinals, along with Ozzie Smith and Fredbird, visited Union High School to produce the final version of the video.  A portion of the final video will be shown on the Busch Stadium scoreboard during the field ceremony.
  • Great Clips Charity Haircuts: During the game, fans can root on the Cardinals and shape up their roots with a visit to Ford Plaza for Great Clips’ Charity Haircuts.  For a $10 donation, Great Clips – who sponsors the event every weekday afternoon game during the season – will cut your hair and donate all proceeds to Cardinals Care.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3, UMB Champions Club and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the fifth inning.  All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

MORE HOMESTAND INFORMATION

#STLisLou Social Media Campaign Launched to Honor Lou Brock

On April 19, the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Civic leaders launched #STLisLou to honor Cardinals Hall of Famer Lou Brock, celebrate the St. Louis Community and raise money for children with diabetes.  The Cardinals are encouraging fans to show their affection for Lou Brock all season long by sharing video messages, photographs and other messages via social media using the hashtag #STLisLou.  The team is challenging fans to answer what does Lou Brock mean to you and what does he mean to St. Louis and the Cardinals?

Additionally, the team has partnered with Explore St. Louis and Downtown STL to develop Tuesday’s Are Lou’s Day – Find Lou in the Lou!”, a weekly social media based scavenger hunt around town that will reward lucky fans with tickets, exclusive #STLisLou Lou Brock autographed baseballs and other prizes.  Fans can learn more about the campaign and see what others fans are posting to social media at www.cardinals.com/lou.

#PlayBallLikeACardinal Fan Video Initiative

The Cardinals recently launched #PlayBallLikeACardinal, a youth-focused video engagement seeking out young people who have a passion for the Redbirds and are incorporating that passion into how they play the game.

Fans are asked to post short video clips of their children imitating their favorite Cardinals players to their preferred social media platform (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) using the hashtag, #PlayBallLikeACardinal, or share a link to a video they have posted to a public video platform like YouTube directly with the Cardinals at cardinals.com/playball.  The Cardinals intend to share videos of children playing ball like Cardinals on the team’s television broadcasts such as Cardinals Insider, within Busch Stadium on the new high definition scoreboard or online via cardinals.com, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

Saturday Signings at the Museum, a new program held exclusively at the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum before each Saturday home game during the 2016 season where fans can meet and get an autograph from a former Cardinals player with valid admission to the museum.  In addition to having valid admission, fans must obtain a free autograph line ticket which will be distributed starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Busch Stadium II Infield entrance to Cardinals Nation at Ballpark Village on the day of each Saturday signing.  Players will sign for two hours prior to game time and fans will need to bring their own items to be autographed unless otherwise noted.  Fans can visit cardinals.com/museum for more details and scheduling.

The Cardinals are proud to continue to offer the Hall of Fame & Museum Membership Program for fans in 2016.  Individual ($50) or Family Membership ($85) options are available and membership benefits include unlimited museum admission for one year, guest passes, limited edition bobbleheads of Ken Boyer and Willie McGee, discounts to the Cardinals Authentics Shop & Cardinals Nation Restaurant, and access to select presales and member-only events.  Visit cardinals.com/membership for more information.

The Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum within Cardinals Nation features the largest team-held collection in baseball.  The collection is second only to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in terms of size with over 20,000 memorabilia items and hundreds of thousands of archival photographs.  Be sure to check out this year’s special gallery, Farming the Business of Cardinals Baseball, which explores the history of baseball’s first successful farm system and how it literally changed the sport.  The Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and remains open through the 7th inning on home game nights. Adult admission is $12, and tickets can be purchased at cardinals.com/museum (#CardsMuseum).

Cardinals Magazine Celebrates The Legendary Lou Brock

The new edition of Cardinals Magazine salutes the remarkable Lou Brock, whose inspiring recovery from amputative surgery and moving ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day captured the hearts of Redbird faithful.  Now, in conjunction with the club’s season-long #STLisLou campaign, Cardinals Magazine presents a fantastic photographic gallery of his storied career with anecdotes shared by the Hall of Famer.

Continuing our celebration of memorable Redbirds, our season-long tribute to the 2006 World Series Champions shines the spotlight on Chris Duncan, who excelled throughout his rookie season to help the Cardinals capture their 10th World Championship.  Nowadays, after beating a brain tumor, Duncan is living in the moment and loving it as a survivor and successful radio personality in St. Louis.  Looking at this year’s club, we reveal how manager Mike Matheny successfully strikes a work-life balance with insights shared by family and players.  And one of the skipper’s top pitchers, lefthander Jaime Garcia, offers readers a candid look at his faith-based philanthropic works in his poverty-stricken hometown in Mexico.

Now in its 25th season, Cardinals Magazine continues to provide its global readership with comprehensive, colorful coverage of all-things Cardinals.  Fans can purchase the just-released edition for just $5 at Busch Stadium vendors inside each stadium gate, team store locations and Cardinals Authentics stores in Ford Plaza and Ballpark Village.  Throughout St. Louis, the magazine is available for purchase at major retailers like Cardinals Clubhouse, Dierbergs, Schnucks, QuikTrip and Walgreens.  Print and digital subscriptions are also available at cardinals.com/magazine or 314-345-9000.  Also, new this season, you can follow Cardinals Magazine on Twitter @CardsMagazine for breaking team coverage and watch our weekly video segments (“Inside Access With Cardinals Magazine”) on the Cardinals Insider TV show or at cardinals.com/insider.

2016 Official Scorecard Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Busch Stadium III

One of the longest-standing collectible souvenirs in baseball, the scorecard represents much more than a means to keep track of the hits, runs and outs that occur over the course of a game.  It’s a tangible keepsake commemorating a game that might be memorable for any number reasons—a fan’s first game, a couple’s first date or a record-setting performance.

It’s no wonder that the first order of business at Busch Stadium for baseball’s best fans is a stop at a Cardinals Publications vendors cart inside each gate entrance to purchase the Official 2016 Cardinals Scorecard—sold individually or included with each copy of Cardinals Magazine.

This must-have keepsake features the striking artistic designs of local artist Mike Right, who has been creating the timeless Cardinals scorecard imagery since 2003.  Inside, the scorecard also teaches fans how to score the “Cardinal Way”—a storied tradition by club officials that dates back to the 1940s.   Be sure to purchase your 2016 Scorecard at the ballpark this season!  Copies are also available online at cardinals.com/scorecard.

Cardinals Authentics

The Cardinals Authentics Shop – the official source of game-used and autographed collectibles and memorabilia directly from the club – will have game-used bases and baseballs available for purchase before the end of each game.  All season long, fans will be able to take a piece of the game directly from the field to their home, all in one visit.  For more information on Cardinals Authentics, and their two locations (inside Ford Plaza and at Cardinals Nation inside Ballpark Village), visit cardinals.com/authentics or follow them on Twitter (@CardsAuthentics) (#CardsAuthentics).

Cardinals Nation Restaurant and Bar

New this year, Cardinals Nation will host the Official Pre-Game Party of the St. Louis Cardinals.  This ticketed pep-rally style party will be located on the second floor of Cardinals Nation in the Hall of Fame Club, two and a half hours prior to every Cardinals home game during the 2016 season.  This exclusive Cardinals Nation pre-game event includes a full buffet menu, all-inclusive bar and a DJ or live music all the way until first pitch.  Only 250 tickets will be allotted for each game, which fans can purchase at cardinals.com/pregame for digital delivery.  Tickets can also be purchased at any box office or at the Cardinals Museum in Cardinals Nation.

Open daily, Cardinals Nation is the year-round home to Cardinals fans offering a variety of weekly programming and special events.  Offering an expansive menu that recently added 17 new menu items, Cardinals Nation has something for everyone.  This season, fans won’t want to miss the following highlights:

  • G&W Grill on Clark Street featuring St. Louis’ own G&W Bratwursts and Hot Dogs on game days
  • Dinger’s Donuts and Gus’ Pretzels game day carts on Clark Street
  • Homerun Brunch every non-game Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Keep the Cup promotion on game days with 3 limited edition cups this season
  • DJ after every game on the 1st floor of Cardinals Nation
  • And much more! Visit cardinalsnation.com for details.

Ballpark Village

Ballpark Village is the place to be before, during and after the game!  Since opening in March of 2014, Ballpark Village has hosted more than 10 million visitors of all ages from across the country and brought hundreds of great events to downtown St. Louis.  As Ballpark Village enters its third year, several additions and improvements are underway.  The brand new Prairie Farms Dugout will serve up Prairie Farms hand-dipped ice cream, North Star frozen novelties and cold beverages on the turf of the Busch II Infield.  Inside fans can catch the pre-game pep rallies in FOX Sports Midwest Live! featuring emcee Todd Thomas and live post-game music by the region’s greatest bands.  When the Cardinals are away, Ballpark Village has fans covered with the return of the Official Away Game Watch Parties featuring premium giveaways.

Be sure to join the Blues Watch Parties for an electric hockey playoff atmosphere as FOX Sports Midwest Live!  features every St. Louis Blues game on their 40-foot TV!  On Saturday, May 21, fans are encouraged to come down for a “Team St. Louis” Pep Rally for the Cardinals and Blues beginning at Noon on the Busch II Infield and the west parking lot.  The Cardinals are at home for a 3:05 p.m. start while the Blues will drop the puck in San Jose at 6:15 p.m.  There will be a 25’ x 10’ LED screen to watch the Cardinals and the Blues!

Also, The Outdoor Summer Concert Series begins over Memorial Day Weekend featuring Mint Condition, Silversun Pickups and Schwagfest.  For more information on the series and other upcoming events, visit stlballparkvillage.com.

2016 Official Team Media Guide

The St. Louis Cardinals official team Media Guide has long been relied upon by journalists and broadcasters who cover the team.  Containing stats, photos and biographies of every player in the entire Cardinals organization, along with the definitive history of the club since its inception, the 2016 Media Guide is the best and most comprehensive book about the Cardinals.

The Cardinals annual media guide is a great collectable, with the cover each season highlighting a moment in Cardinals history.  New this season, for every Media Guide purchased at the team store, Cards Authentics store or stands around the ballpark, fans will receive an exclusive poster featuring all 11 media guide covers at the new ballpark, along with the 2016 schedule.  The 2016 Media Guide is available for $20 at the Team Store, Cardinals Authentics or cardinals.com/mediaguide.

Cardinals in the Community

Cardinals Care (#CardsCare) was established to give fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the organization to help children in our community—both on and off the baseball field.  Since it was established in 1997, Cardinals Care has distributed over $21 million to support St. Louis area non-profit youth organizations and built 21 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods.

This year marks the 13th year of Cardinals Care’s innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free baseball league for kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play.  In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment needed for each team, Redbird Rookies also provides extensive off-field support in the areas of health, education, mentoring and the cultural arts for each of the nearly 4,500 kids who participate in the program each year.

Fans can support Cardinals Care by donating directly at cardinals.com/community or in a variety of ways:

  • #STLisLou Buttons: The team is selling commemorative #STLisLou buttons to raise money for a special Cardinals Care fund established in Lou’s name to help children with diabetes.  All proceeds from the sale of the #STLisLou button will go toward the special fund.  Fans can purchase the button for $5 at Busch Stadium in the Cardinals Team Store or in the Cardinals Authentics store, as well as at the Cardinals Authentics Store at Cardinals Nation in Ballpark Village.  Fans can also purchase the buttons for $5, plus shipping & handling fees, or make a donation to the fund directly at www.cardinals.com/lou.
  • Cardinals Care 6K and One Mile Fun Run: Registration is now open for the seventh annual Cardinals Care 6K and One Mile Fun Run set for Sunday, September 18th.  Those interested in participating are encouraged to learn more and register at cardinals.com/6k(#CardsCare6K).
  • Ted Savage RBI Golf Classic: Registration is open for the 27th annual Ted Savage RBI Golf classic on Tuesday, June 7 at the Norman K. Probstein Golf Course in Forest Park. For sponsorship, registration or other information visit cardinals.com/golf on call Cardinals Care at 314-345-9958.

Cardinals Work #4AGreenerGame

The Green Team is a group of volunteers who walk down the aisles of the seating bowl in-between innings collecting recyclables from fans and promoting recycling at Busch Stadium.  In exchange for their services, volunteers are able to watch the game in standing room only sections of Busch Stadium, as collections are only done in-between innings and during pitching changes so as not to disturb fans trying to watch the game.  To volunteer or learn more, visit cardinals.com/green (#4AGreenerGame).

Follow the Cardinals on Social Media

Join the Cardinals throughout the season on a variety of social media platforms including Twitter (@cardinals), Facebook (facebook.com/cardinals), Instagram (Cardinals), Snapchat (cardinals), Pinterest (pinterest.com/cardinalsmlb), Tumblr (stlcardinals) and Google + (St. Louis Cardinals).  Fans will get an inside look at the team, exclusive promotions and giveaways, breaking club news, behind-the-scenes photos, videos and much more.  For more info, and a list of verified player twitter accounts, visit cardinals.com/connect.  Join the conversation using #STLCards.

Facebook Fridays with Fredbird

Every Friday, Fredbird and Team Fredbird will appear somewhere within Cardinal Nation to give away a select number of free tickets or items to lucky fans on a first come, first serve basis.  Be sure to join the fun.  To find out where Fredbird will be each week follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/cardinals and on Twitter @Cardinals, or visit cardinals.com/facebookfridays for more details (#Fredbird).

Fan-Friendly Values

  • Dynamic Deals of the Week: The Cardinals’ value-based dynamic pricing system allows them to offer outstanding ticket savings to fans throughout the season.  Special values will be highlighted each Monday as part of the “Dynamic Deals of the Week” promotion.  Fans can sign up to receive weekly Dynamic Deal emails at cardinals.com.
  • KMOX 1120 First Pitch Tickets: At 9:00 a.m. on the day of each game, the first 275 fans may purchase a voucher good for two tickets to that day’s game for just $11.20.  The voucher may be redeemed 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the game.  The tickets may be anywhere in the park, depending on availability.  Visit cardinals.com/firstpitch for full details.
  • Phillips 66 Discount Ticket Offer: Fill up with 8 gallons or more at participating Phillips 66 and receive a voucher for up to 50% off a pair of tickets to a Cardinals game.  Visit http://www.cardinals.com/phillips66 for details.
  • Cardinals/Six Flags Double Play Combo: Each Double Play Combo includes a ticket to a 2016 Cardinals game and one single-day admission to Six Flags for just $55.  Visit http://www.cardinals.com/sixflags to purchase Double Play Combos or for more information.

For more information on Cardinals promotions and theme nights visit cardinals.com/promotions and cardinals.com/theme.

Metal Detectors

Cardinals fans will note the continued use of walk-through metal detectors at all Busch Stadium gates and entrances, as part of MLB’s implementation of mandatory metal detection screening of all guests at all MLB ballparks in 2016.  Please see below for some helpful tips to ensure a smooth entry process for fans at Busch Stadium this season:

  • Be prepared for gate inspections – Stadium walk-through metal detectors are not as sensitive as TSA detectors at airports.  Fans do not need to remove belt and shoes, but will need to remove large metal objects from pockets such as cell phones, keys, and glasses.  Please inform gate staff of pacemakers or artificial joints that may set off the detectors. Fans can visit this link for a refresher on which items are allowed into the ballpark.
  • Best gates to use – Fans who park on North or East sides of Busch Stadium are encouraged to enter at Gates 1 or 6, as these gates typically have shorter entry lines,

 

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