Homestand Highlights (Thursday, September 8-Wednesday, September 14, 2016)

Lou Brock Tribute Night & Eddie Gaedel Bobblehead Giveaway Highlight The Tenth Homestand of the Season

ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 8, 2016 – The Cardinals are back at Busch to begin a seven game homestand against two Central Division foes.  The homestand begins with four games versus the Milwaukee Brewers (September 8-11) and concludes with three games against the Chicago Cubs (September 12-14).  The homestand is highlighted by Margaritaville Night, Lou Brock Tribute Night and Photo Day.  And don’t forget to check out the historic Baseball Hall of Fame Tour (We Are Baseball) at Ballpark Village through September 11th.  As a special offer to Cardinals fans, anyone that shows a game ticket from any Cardinals 2016 regular season home game at the Hall of Fame Tour Box Office, will be able to experience the Hall of Fame for just $10.

Thursday, September 8, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (6:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 4:45 p.m.

  • Outdoors Night Theme Tickets: All hunters, fishermen, campers, hikers and outdoorsmen wanting to show their Cardinals spirit are invited to join us at Busch Stadium for Outdoors Night presented by Bass Pro Shops.  Fans who purchase this special theme night ticket will receive a one-of-a-kind Cardinals camo t-shirt.  Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item.  Come experience the excitement of catching a live fish at the Bass Pro Shops catch-and-release pond located at Riverview Corner inside Busch Stadium starting at 4:45 p.m.  For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/outdoors (#CardsTheme).
  • Law Enforcement Appreciation Night Theme Tickets: The Cardinals and Major League Baseball are teaming up to honor law enforcement officers and their families with Law Enforcement Appreciation Night.  Fans who purchase this special theme night ticket will receive an exclusive Cardinals Law Enforcement t-shirt.  Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item.  A portion of each ticket sold will benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.  For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/lawenforcement (#CardsTheme).
  • Purina Pet Adoption: Join us for Purina’s Better Together Pet Adoption Days at the Ballpark on September 8th and 13th.  Head to Ford Plaza prior to the games to meet adoptable furry friends from Gateway Pet Guardians and Helping Strays.
  • Trevor’s Troops: Trevor Rosenthal and his Trevor’s Troops program will host a group from the Special Olympics of Missouri for tonight’s game.  The group will get to watch batting practice from the field and meet with Trevor 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 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.

Friday, September 9, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:15 p.m.

  • Eddie Gaedel Bobblehead Promotional Giveaway: The first 30,000 ticketed fans, ages 16 and older, will receive an Eddie Gaedel bobblehead commemorating his historic plate appearance for the St. Louis Browns in 1951.  Courtesy of Maryville University.  Relatives of the Gaedel family and former St. Louis Brown, Don Larsen, will be on hand to throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
  • Margaritaville Night Theme Tickets: The Cardinals invite Parrotheads, beach lovers and baseball fans alike to join us at the ballpark to celebrate Margaritaville Night.  Fans who purchased this special theme night ticket will receive an exclusive Margaritaville-inspired Cardinals t-shirt featuring “Parrots on the Bat”.  Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item.  Tickets for this event are sold out.  Come early and enjoy a pregame concert in Riverview Corner from The Boat Drunks, one of the Midwest’s best-known Buffett tribute bands.  For more information, visit cardinals.com/margaritaville (#CardsTheme).
  • 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 ages 15 and younger from 5:45-6:15.  Former Cardinals Craig Paquette and Scott Terry will sign autographs for fans of all ages from 6:15-7:00.  *Players subject to change*
  • Cardinals Museum Artifact Spotlight: Every Friday home game, the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum highlight artifacts in the collection not currently on display during a pregame presentation inside the Museum.  Today’s featured items relate to the St. Louis Browns and include a 1952 Browns autographed baseball and game jersey worn by Vernon “Pete” Taylor.  For more information or to purchase tickets to the museum, visit cardinals.com/museum (#CardsMuseum).
  • Varsity Day at the Ballpark: Prior to the game, members of the Cardinals Varsity Club – the exclusive fan club for teens and young adults – will participate in a special pregame program with Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak and Rawlings representatives in the Ford Plaza before parading around the warning track.
  • Cardinals Care Summer Grant Ceremony: In an afternoon ceremony, Cardinals Care will distribute more than $175,000 to 81 area nonprofit groups that support local kids.  A Cardinals player, executives and Fredbird will all take part in the afternoon event (#CardsCare).
  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans 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.  For past winning raffle numbers and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050.
  • 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.
  • 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, Simon the Soybean and Baconeer the Pig.  Join the conversation on how today’s food is grown and raised at MissouriFarmersCare.com (#GoFarmTeam).

Saturday, September 10, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (6:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 4:15 p.m.

  • Adult Lightweight Zip-Up Jacket Promotional Giveaway: The first 30,000 ticketed fans, ages 16 and older, will go home with their own Cardinals zip-up jacket.  Courtesy of AT&T.
  • Photo Day: Prior to the game, fans will be allowed on the field to get up-close and personal photos of their favorite Cardinals players, coaches and Fredbird.  Field access is on a first-come, first-served basis and will begin approximately 10 minutes after gates open.  Weather permitting.  Fans are encouraged to share their photos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat using the hashtag #CardsPhotoDay.
  • Saturday Signings at the Museum: Former Cardinals pitcher Kyle McClellan will sign autographs at the Cardinals Museum from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 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.  Visit cardinals.com/museum for more information.
  • Pregame Pom/Cheer/Dance Performances: Prior to the game, groups from Bordeau Dance Studio, Chesterfield Bears Cheerleading, Civic Memorial High School Dance, North County Raiderettes, O’Fallon Golden Girls Dance and Tammy’s Tumbling will perform in Riverview Corner beginning at approximately 4:45 p.m.
  • Suburban Journals Groom’s Cake Dive: Come witness the fun as 12 grooms-to-be dive headfirst into a multi-tiered wedding cake.  The 3rd annual Suburban Journals Groom’s Cake Dive presented by St. Louis Best Bridal will take place at approximately5:15 p.m. in Ford Plaza.  Contestants will root their way through cakes filled with special wedding-themed prizes including a honeymoon package and more.  Winners will also receive tickets to stay and enjoy the game in a party suite at Busch Stadium.
  • Kids Club Members-Only Party: From 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., members of the Cardinals Kids Club will attend an exclusive party at Busch complete with snacks, games, photos with Fredbird, a Q&A with Mike Matheny and player autograph signings.  For more information about the Cardinals Kids Club, visit cardinals.com/kidsclub.  2017 Cardinals Kids Club memberships will be available for purchase after the end of the season.
  • Special Olympics Kids Clinic: Prior to the game, from 9:30 am to noon, over 50 athletes from Special Olympics Missouri and Illinois will participate in fitness drills and learn about the importance of a balanced diet, thanks to the efforts of Coca-Cola and Shop n’ Save.  These Special Olympics Athletes from Missouri and Illinois will learn about the importance of staying active and making smart choices.  Fitness and instructional drills will be led by St. Louis Cardinals Alumni players.
  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans 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.  For past winning raffle numbers and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3 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, September 11, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (1:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

  • Cardinals Stoneware Beverage Coaster Set Promotional Giveaway: The first 30,000 ticketed fans, ages 16 and older, will receive a set of four ceramic Cardinals coasters.  Presented by Coca-Cola & Schnucks.
  • September 11th Commemoration: All players, coaches and umpires will wear caps with a side patch of an American flag during today’s game as part of Major League Baseball’s league-wide commemoration of September 11, 2001.  Proceeds from the sale of these caps will be donated to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, the Pentagon Memorial and the Flight 93 Memorial.  Pregame ceremonies will include a moment of silence and a ceremonial first pitch from St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s Chief of Police, Sam Dotson.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.  For past winning raffle numbers and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3 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, September 12, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (7:15 p.m.)

MLB Network National Broadcast

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

  • Lou Brock Tribute Night: The Cardinals will culminate their season long #STLisLou campaign with Lou Brock Tribute Night.  Fans who purchased the special theme night ticket will receive a limited edition Lou Brock Bobblehead, featuring Lou on a Clydesdale, inspired by the Saint Louis statue on Art Hill.   A limited number of fans who purchased VIP tickets will also enjoy a pregame autograph signing with Lou.  Regular Theme and VIP tickets for Lou Brock Tribute Night are sold out.  Before the game, the Cardinals will announce that they have raised over $25,000 from the sale of #STLisLou buttons, Lou Brock Theme Night tickets and general donations.  A check will be presented to Lou for the specially created Cardinals Care fund established in his name to raise money for children with diabetes.  #STLisLou buttons will be available for purchase for $5 from stadium scorecard vendors and at the Cardinals Team Store.  Fourth graderAva Leidenfrost, a Camp EDI camper, will accompany Lou Brock to throw out a ceremonial first pitch.  Fans are encourages to share their messages to Lou with #STLisLou and visit cardinals.com/lou to donate.
  • Pediatric Cancer Awareness Night: In continuation of the MLB’s league-wide Childhood Cancer Awareness Day on September 2nd, nine children who have defeated or are currently battling cancer will participate in the Kids Starting Lineup as the Cardinals take the field to start the game.
  • Pregame Pom/Cheer/Dance Performances: Prior to the game, groups from Edwardsville High School Cheer, O’Faolain Academy of Irish Dance #2, SIUE Cheer and Dance and Wentzville Holt Dance Team will perform in the Ford Plaza beginning at approximately 5:45 p.m.
  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans 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.  For past winning raffle numbers and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3 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, September 13, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

  • Jim Edmonds Budweiser Bash Theme Night: Fans who purchase a special Bud Bash Theme Ticket receive a voucher for a limited edition Jim Edmonds 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 Jim.  VIP tickets are currently sold out.  Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item.  For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/budbash(#BudBash).
  • College Night IV Theme Tickets: The St. Louis Cardinals invite students, faculty and staff of local colleges and universities to kick off the new semester at Busch Stadium.  Fans who purchase the $20 Pavilion or Terrace theme ticket will receive an exclusive 90’s themed Cardinals baseball tee.  Fans must present the special theme night voucher in order to receive this promotional item.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/college (#CardsTheme).
  • Roberto Clemente Award Nominee (#VoteWainwright): During a pregame ceremony, Adam Wainwright will be recognized as the Cardinals’ 2016 nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award.  The annual award recognizes a player from each MLB Club who best represents the game of Baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.  Fans are encouraged to participate in the new process of selecting the winner of the Roberto Clemente Award by posting #VoteWainwright to Twitter and MLB and club Facebook pages until Sunday, October 2.
  • Purina Pet Adoption: Join us for Purina’s Better Together Pet Adoption Days at the Ballpark on September 8th and 13th.  Head to Ford Plaza prior to the games to meet adoptable furry friends from Gateway Pet Guardians and Helping Strays.
  • Officer Mike Flamion Tribute Night:  On July 8, Ballwin Police Officer Mike Flamion was critically shot during a routine traffic stop and is now paralyzed from the neck down.  In an effort begun by the Ballwin Athletic Association, a community wide show of support including Ballwin police officers, the Mayor of Ballwin and police officers from numerous surrounding communities will be attending tonight’s game.  Ballwin Police Chief Kevin Scott will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
  • Pregame Pom/Cheer/Dance Performances: Prior to the game, groups from Collinsville High School Cheer, Emge Junior High Cheer, Highland High School Cheer, Oakville High School Cheer, Paris High School Cheer, St. Dominic High School Cheer and Studio III will perform in the Ford Plaza beginning at approximately 5:45 p.m.
  • 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, September 14, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (12:45 p.m.)

MLB Network National Broadcast

Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

  • Career Day Theme Tickets: Join the St. Louis Cardinals, FOX 2 and KPLR Channel 11 for the 12th annual Career Day at Busch Stadium presented by Westminster College.  Students and educators will enjoy a special pregame Q&A/Panel Discussion with executives from each company, focusing on careers in sports and media.  Following the discussion, students can attend an exclusive College Fair with representatives from many colleges and universities from around the Midwest.  Each $15 Career Day ticket includes access to the pregame panel, a ticket to the game, as well as a voucher for a free hot dog, soda and chips.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/careerday.
  • Memphis Grizzlies Caravan: The Memphis Grizzlies invite fans of all ages to join them in celebrating the start of the 2016-17 NBA season from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Ford Plaza as part of their 4th annual Regional Caravan Tour.  Fans will have the chance to get autographs, take photos and participate in contests and games with team mascot Grizz, members of the Grizz Girls and the Claw Crew.
  • Charity Haircuts in the Plaza: During the game, fans can root on their team 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 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

Cardinals Debut Mobile Friendly “Fan Food Guide”

The St. Louis Cardinals have launched the Cardinals Fan Food Guide on cardinals.com to help fans locate their favorite food and beverages available at Busch Stadium via their computer or mobile device.  In addition to showing where each concession item may be purchased, the Cardinals Fan Food Guide also includes a photo of each item, as well as its price.  Fans can browse all concession options around the stadium generally via the A-Z listing or can target specific alcoholic and non-alcohol beverages and deserts.  The Cardinals Fan Food Guide even gives fans the ability to sort offerings by Healthy Choices & Special Dietary Requests.

Available at cardinals.com/food or through the free MLB.com Ballpark app, fans can access the Cardinals Fan Food Guide from their mobile devices while attending a Cardinals game by using the public facing WiFi (CardinalsWiFi) that was launched at Busch Stadium earlier this season.

Molina’s #Made4TheBest Fan Video Contest

Molina’s #Made4TheBest contest asks fans to submit videos celebrating Molina or creatively communicating one or more of the values or themes underling Molina’s M4 apparel brand.  The fan that creates the best video will win the opportunity to meet Molina on the field at Busch Stadium onOct. 1, as well as enjoy the game as a VIP with three friends in the President’s Box.  A dozen fans who participate in the video contest will also receive a Yadi #Made4TheBest autographed baseball as part of Molina’s #Made4TheBest Mondays.  Visit cardinals.com/yadi for more information.

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).

New Cardinals Magazine Gets Candid With Waino, Salutes 2016 Hall of Fame Class

What would it be like to chat one-on-one with fan favorite Adam Wainwright?  Or listen to Gibby and Red share personal stories about the 2016 Cardinals Hall of Fame class?  Or even tour the franchise’s state-of-the-art baseball academy in the Dominican Republic?

In the new Cardinals Magazine, fans can do more than just imagine.  Our biggest issue of the season to date at 132 pages brings these stories and many others to life.  Better yet, through August 28, fans can take advantage of our stretch-run special: subscribe and receive 2 FREE tickets to watch the Redbirds at Busch in September and a 20% discount on the Cardinals 2016 Yearbook!

This must-have edition also includes entertaining stories on 2006 World Series MVP David Eckstein, John Goodman’s big night at the ballpark and fast-rising prospect Harrison Bader, as well as the latest installments of our popular monthly departments featuring Matt Carpenter and Carlos Martinez.

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 100-plus page fourth issue 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 subscriptions are also available at cardinals.com/publications or 314-345-9000.  New this season, you can follow Cardinals Magazine on Twitter @CardsMagazine for one-of-a-kind coverage and watch 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.

Ballpark Village continues to host a variety of events while the Redbirds are out of town.  Don’t miss the Official St. Louis Cardinals Away Game Watch Parties with giveaways on September 17 (Baseball Snuggie) and September 24 (Ceramic Stein).

On Thursday, September 15, Ballpark Village will host Biz Dash 5K from 5:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.  This brand new event brings St. Louis businesses and their employees together to celebrate team camaraderie and living a healthy, active lifestyle.  With the main focus being a 5K run, the event also includes a post-race party where participants have the chance to enjoy themselves, mingle with the other teams and receive recognition for their contributions, race times and company t-shirt designs. With live music, food, drinks and fun, it’s going to be “St. Louis’ Biggest Office Party!”  Visit stlbizdash.com to learn more.

Ballpark Village will also host FarmScape, presented by Anheuser-Busch, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 17.  This FREE, family-friendly event will feature a Livestock Barn, tractors, interactive & educational games, a farmer’s market, Missouri foods and beverages and tunes from country music artist Broseph E. Lee on the Busch II Infield Stage.  For more information, visit agriculture.mo.gov/farmscape/.

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 collectible, 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 cardinals.com/lou.
  • Cardinals Care 6K & 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).

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.

Cardinals Launch @cardenales Spanish Language Twitter Account

The Cardinals have launched @cardenales, a Spanish language Twitter account in an effort to reach a rapidly growing segment of the team’s domestic and international fan base.  Followers of @cardenales will see real time updates about the Cardinals and unique Spanish language content designed to take fans behinds the scenes with the team.

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 served 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’ 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.
  • Coca-Cola Sundays: Enjoy Sunday games in select Pavilion and Terrace level seats at a special low price.  Each ticket purchased also includes a free Coca-Cola and a Hunter hot dog. Tickets start at just $10 each!  Visit cardinals.com/cocacola to purchase tickets or for more 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 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 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.

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