2022 NL Wild Card Series Details – Cardinals vs. Phillies

Cardinals-Phillies Meet in Postseason for Second Time Ever, First Since Epic 2011 NLDS

ST. LOUIS, Mo., October 6, 2022– The National League Central Division Champion St. Louis Cardinals (93-69) begin a best-of-three series tomorrow against the third NL Wild Card winner, Philadelphia Phillies (87-75).  A limited amount of tickets for each Wild Card game are available at cardinals.com/postseason.  Below are details for the NL Wild Card series against the Phillies.

NL Wild Card Game 1 — Friday, October 7, 2022 — Busch Stadium (1:07 PM CT)

TV: ABC / Postgame: Bally Sports Midwest

Radio: KMOX 1120 AM, 98.7 FM & WIJR 880 AM (Spanish)

Gates: 10:37 AM

  • Official Cardinals Pregame Pep Rally:
    • 9:00AM–11:00 AM on the Missouri Lottery Stage/Together Credit Union Plaza at Ballpark Village
    • Music, entertainment and appearances by DJ Todd Thomas, Cardinals Organist Dwayne Hilton, Fredbird, Team Fredbird, and Cardinals Alumni with prize and ticket giveaways!
  • Rally Towel Giveaway: 40,000 fans entering with a ticket.  Presented by Mercy.

 Pregame Field Ceremonies:

    • Introduction of the St. Louis Cardinals & Philadelphia Phillies
    • Color Guard & Flag presented by Fort Leonard Wood
    • National Anthem performance by the Fort Leonard Wood 399th Army Band
    • Ceremonial First Pitch by Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith

Series-Long 50/50 Raffle: Tickets are available to purchase online beginning at 9 AM CT on Friday, Oct. 7th and inside Busch Stadium. The drawing will take place at the end of the last game of the series on Saturday, Oct. 8th or Sunday, Oct. 9th.  Fans must be 18 or older and be located in the state of Missouri at the time of purchase.  Fans who purchase raffle tickets before Game 2’s first pitch will automatically be entered into a bonus raffle for a chance to win a trio of autographed baseballs by Cardinals Hall of Famers Ozzie Smith, Willie McGee & Tom Herr.  To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/5050.

Series-Long Cardinals Care Auctions: Autographed items from Cardinals players and alumni can be bid on by fans in the ballpark and at home via cardinals.com/ccauctions.  The items will be on display inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club.  The auction will open at 9AM on Friday, Oct. 7th and close at 9PM on Sunday, Oct. 9th.

NL Wild Card Game 2 — Saturday, October 8, 2022 — Busch Stadium (7:37 PM CT)

TV: ESPN2 / Postgame: Bally Sports Midwest

Radio: KMOX 1120 AM, 98.7 FM & WIJR 880 AM (Spanish)

Gates: 5:07 PM

  • Official Cardinals Pregame Pep Rally:
    • 3:00–5:30 PM on the Missouri Lottery Stage/Together Credit Union Plaza at Ballpark Village
    • Music, entertainment and appearances by DJ Todd Thomas, Cardinals Organist Dwayne Hilton, Fredbird, Team Fredbird, and Cardinals Alumni with prize and ticket giveaways!
  • Rally Towel Giveaway: 40,000 fans entering with a ticket.  Presented by Missouri Lottery.
  • Pregame Field Ceremonies:
    • National Anthem performance by retired U.S. Naval Petty Officer, 1st Class, Generald Wilson
    • Ceremonial First Pitch by Matt Adams
  • Series-Long 50/50 Raffle: Tickets are available to purchase online and inside Busch Stadium. The drawing will take place at the end of the last game of the series on Saturday, Oct. 8th or Sunday, Oct. 9th.  Fans must be 18 or older and be located in the state of Missouri at the time of purchase.  Fans who purchase raffle tickets before Game 2’s first pitch will automatically be entered into a bonus raffle for a chance to win a trio of autographed baseballs by Cardinals Hall of Famers Ozzie Smith, Willie McGee & Tom Herr.  To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/5050.
  • Series-Long Cardinals Care Auctions: Autographed items from Cardinals players and alumni can be bid on by fans in the ballpark and at home via cardinals.com/ccauctions.  The items will be on display inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club.  The auction will close at 9PM on Sunday, Oct. 9th.

NL Wild Card Game 3 — Sunday, October 9, 2022 — Busch Stadium (7:37 PM CT)* (if necessary, game time subject to change)

TV: ESPN or ESPN2 / Postgame: Bally Sports Midwest

Radio: KMOX 1120 AM, 98.7 FM & WIJR 880 AM (Spanish)

Gates: 2½ hours before first pitch

  • Official Cardinals Pregame Pep Rally:
    • Starts 4½ hours before first pitch on the Missouri Lottery Stage/Together Credit Union Plaza at BPV
    • Music, entertainment and appearances by DJ Todd Thomas, Cardinals Organist Dwayne Hilton, Fredbird, Team Fredbird, and Cardinals Alumni with prize and ticket giveaways!
  • Rally Towel Giveaway: 40,000 fans entering with a ticket.  Presented by CarShield.
  • Pregame Field Ceremonies:
    • National Anthem performance by electric violinist, composer and recording artist, Abigail Stahlschmidt
    • Ceremonial First Pitch TBD
  • Series-Long 50/50 Raffle: Tickets are available to purchase online and inside Busch Stadium. The drawing will take place at the end of the last game of the series on Saturday, Oct. 8th or Sunday, Oct. 9th.  Fans must be 18 or older and be located in the state of Missouri at the time of purchase.  To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/5050.
  • Series-Long Cardinals Care Auctions: Autographed items from Cardinals players and alumni can be bid on by fans in the ballpark and at home via cardinals.com/ccauctions.  The items will be on display inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club.  The auction will open at 9AM on Friday, Oct. 7th and close at 9PM on Sunday, Oct. 9th.

NEW CONCESSIONS

Delaware North Sportservice, the club’s concessionaire for more than 50 years, has developed a few new menu items for the 2022 postseason, including:

  • Midwest Monster: Burger patty, pepper jack cheese, pickles, house-smoked BBQ pulled pork and onion rings served on an onion Kaiser roll.  Available outside Section 150.
  • Korean BBQ Pulled Pork Tater Tot Nachos: A bed of tater tots covered with Korean BBQ pulled pork, Pico de Gallo, queso, wasabi sour, kimchi, and scallions.  Available outside Section 135 and Section 458.
  • Frozen Custard Treat: Frozen custard with a warm chocolate chip cookie.  Available at Dinger Donuts outside Sections 145.
  • Custom Gourmet Popcorn from Pop Pop Hurray!: Two new flavors including Red October (cherry + white cheddar) and Playoff Pumpkin Spice.  Available at Coke Corner outside Section 132.
  • Beer Bats: 24oz of beers served in a souvenir plastic bat.  Available at the 1764 Craft Beer Bar outside Section 141, Cutwater Cantina outside Section 265 and outside Section 447.

BUSCH STADIUM INFORMATION

FAN INFORMATION GUIDE

The Busch Stadium Fan Information Guide is designed to assist fans by presenting information about Busch Stadium offerings and accommodations.  View the guide at cardinals.com/info or via the MLB Ballpark app.

MLB BALLPARK APP

The Cardinals have transitioned exclusively to mobile ticket delivery via the MLB Ballpark App.  Visit cardinals.com/ballparkapp for app instructions, tutorials and FAQ.

FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVICE

The Cardinals Fan Food Guide is available at cardinals.com/food and via the MLB Ballpark app to help fans locate their favorite food and beverages at Busch Stadium.

BUSCH STADIUM PARKING

Fans can now purchase individual game day parking directly from the Cardinals in the Starr Lot located directly across the street from Gate 2, on the southwest side of Busch Stadium.  Starr Lot parking can be purchased as part of your overall ticket purchase, or separately at cardinals.com/parking.

BUSCH STADIUM BOX OFFICE

The Box Office is open on game days from 10AM until 90 minutes after the scheduled game time.  On non-game days, the Box Office is open Monday–Friday from 10AM–5PM.  Fans can inquire about tickets by calling 314-345-9000.

PROHIBITED ITEMS & SECURITY

Visit cardinals.com/security for the complete stadium inspection policy & prohibited items list.

OFFICIAL TEAM STORE AT BUSCH STADIUM

The Official Cardinals Team Store at Busch Stadium features the area’s best selection of premium Cardinals merchandise and is open daily from 10 AM–6 PM.  The Team Store closes to the public during home games, 15 minutes prior to gates opening.  The Team Store will close approximately one hour after home games.

MORE CARDINALS INFORMATION

Cardinals Magazine – Issue No. 4 On Sale Now

Embrace the best of Cardinals baseball in Cardinals Magazine.  Since 1992, generations of Redbird fans have turned to Cardinals Magazine for exclusive coverage, unmatched variety and the definitive look at the present, future and past of their favorite team.

Become a subscriber and receive a voucher for two free tickets to a 2023 home game, or register for two years to take home a super-soft t-shirt celebrating the iconic duo of Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright.  To subscribe, visit cardinals.com/publications or call 314-345-9000.  Follow them on Twitter at @CardsMagazine.

2022 Cardinals Yearbook—On Sale Now

The first-of-its-kind tribute to the Cardinals pitching legend Adam Wainwright is packaged with traditional Cardinals Yearbook content, featuring action photos and studio portraits spotlighting members of the 2022 team.  Get your copy at Busch Stadium from vendors inside the gates or Team Store locations, by calling 314-345-9000 or visiting cardinals.com/yearbook.

Official Pregame Parties

Cardinals Nation Restaurant will host the Official Pregame Party of the St. Louis Cardinals before every home playoff game.  The ticketed pep-rally style party is located on the second floor of Cardinals Nation in the Hall of Fame Club, 2½ hours prior to each game all the way until first pitch.  Visit cardinals.com/pregame to purchase tickets or for more information.

Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

The Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum is open daily from 10 AM–6 PM and remains open through the 7th inning during home night games.  Check out the new 2022 featured exhibit “Celebration! 1982”, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1982 World Series championship season, included with admission.

Visit the Cardinals Museum desk during the 2022 postseason and register to win great prizes including an autographed baseball plus $50 to Cardinals Nation Restaurant, a three pack of Museum Bobbleheads, and Museum Membership.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/museum.

Cardinals Authentics Shop

Cardinals Authentics specializes in official, game-used, limited edition and autographed memorabilia direct from the club.  The Cardinals Nation location is open daily from 10 AM–8 PM.  On game nights, the shop inside Busch Stadium will remain open 30 minutes after last pitch while the Cardinals Nation shop will remain open one hour after the game ends.  Visit cardinalsauthentics.com or follow them on Twitter at @CardsAuthentics for more information.

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NL Central Standings

TeamWLPct.GB
Cardinals9369.574 -
Brewers8676.5317.0
Cubs7488.45719.0
Reds62100.38331.0
Pirates62100.38331.0

Last updated: 10/06/2022

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