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‘Live! by Loews – St. Louis, MO’ will become the second hotel to carry the

‘Live! by Loews’ name

ST. LOUIS, MO (October 4, 2017) –Loews Hotels & Co,a wholly owned subsidiary of Loews Corporation (NYSE: L), announced today plans to build its first ever St. Louis hotel, which will be part of Ballpark Village’s $260 million expansion project.  Ballpark Village, developed by the St. Louis Cardinals and The Cordish Companies, is a mixed-use dining and entertainment district adjacent to Busch Stadium.  The hotel will debut as Live! by Loews – St. Louis, MO, a partnership between Loews Hotels & Co., The Cordish Companies and the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Live! by Loews hotel concept was developed jointly by two of the most prominent and respected names in hospitality and entertainment: Loews Hotels & Co and The Cordish Companies.  Loews Hotels & Co has been a leader in the hotel industry for more than sixty years, offering distinctive experiences to its guests, for business, group, leisure and family travelers. The Cordish Companies’ Live! brand has set a new national standard in dining, hospitality and entertainment destinations, welcoming over 50 million visitors annually to its entertainment districts.

“Expanding the Live! by Loews name in St. Louis, with partners like The Cordish Companies,  the DeWitt  family and the St. Louis Cardinals, allows Loews the opportunity to add a unique and immersive hotel into our portfolio,” said Jonathan M. Tisch, Chairman & CEO, Loews Hotels & Co.  “Cardinals fans are some of the most loyal and best in Major League Baseball, and we look forward to having a hotel in the epicenter of the already successful Ballpark Village.”

The $65 million hotel will bring an upscale hospitality experience to downtown St. Louis. Located directly across from Busch Stadium at the intersection of Clark and 8th Streets, Live! by Loews – St. Louis, MO will be a celebration of the rich history of St. Louis, a spectacular destination for sports fans, families, and visitors, as well as a premier location for meetings and special events.  The 8-story hotel tower is part of a dynamic plan to complete a full build-out of Clark Street, transforming it into one of the most unique city streets in all of professional sports.

“We are thrilled to partner with Loews Hotels & Co. on their first St. Louis hotel,” stated Bill DeWitt III, President of the St. Louis Cardinals. “Live! by Loews – St. Louis, MO will be an incredible anchor for Ballpark Village and a tremendous step forward in fulfilling our vision of creating a world-class mixed-use destination next to Busch Stadium.”

Designed by internationally-acclaimed HKS Architects Hospitality Studio, the exterior architecture and interior design will be influenced by local St. Louis character, including inspiration used for Busch Stadium. Live! by Loews – St. Louis, MO will feature:

  • 216 luxury guestrooms, including 19 suites
  • 17,000 square feet of meeting and special event space that boasts incredible views of Busch Stadium, downtown St. Louis and the Gateway Arch. Located on the hotel’s second level, these spaces include:
    • A Grand Ballroom that flows out to an outdoor amenity deck
    • An Executive Board Room
    • Several break out meeting rooms
    • An expansive, exclusive outdoor event terrace
  • Great Room Lounge and Outdoor Terrace: A sophisticated central gathering place that offers both indoor and outdoor guest experiences. Located on the first level, the Great Room lounge area and outdoor terrace will provide guests the opportunity to enjoy premier food and beverage offerings, private dining options, and an impressive digital AV experience that showcases sports, entertainment and art.
  • Fitness facility,  lobby and porte-cochere entrance with 24-hour valet services

“Loews Hotels & Co is one of the most respected names in hospitality,” stated Blake Cordish, Vice President of The Cordish Companies. “We are extremely excited to welcome Loews to Ballpark Village and are thrilled to be growing Live! by Loews to another iconic sports anchored destination.”

Live! by Loews – St. Louis, MO will become the second hotel to carry the Live! by Loews name. The first announced location, Live! by Loews – Arlington, TX, will open in the heart of the Arlington Entertainment District between the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park and the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium. Live! by Loews – Arlington, TX will anchor the $250 million world-class Texas Live! dining, entertainment and hospitality destination being developed in partnership between The Cordish Companies, the Texas Rangers and the City of Arlington.

Over the past three years, Loews Hotels & Co has expanded its Midwest presence, with the additions of Loews Chicago, Loews Chicago O’Hare and Loews Minneapolis. Earlier this year Loews announced the 800-room, Loews Kansas City Convention Center Hotel, which will open in early 2020.

“We’re excited to welcome Loews Hotels & Co to St. Louis,” stated Mayor Lyda Krewson, City of St. Louis, MO. “Whether you’re taking in a Cardinals game, here on business, or touring the city, we’re confident the hospitality at Live! by Loews will provide visitors a great stay and be a wonderful addition to Ballpark Village.”

The 550,000 square foot second phase of Ballpark Village being developed in partnership between the St. Louis Cardinals and The Cordish Companies will feature a 29-story luxury high-rise apartment tower, the first Class-A office building built in downtown St. Louis in nearly thirty years, an upscale, full-service Live! by Loews convention hotel, as well as additional retail and entertainment. Just as the first phase of Ballpark Village created more than 1,000 construction jobs and 1,700 permanent new jobs when it opened, the second phase of Ballpark Village stands to create 1,500 construction jobs and more than 1,000 permanent new jobs. Plans call for construction to get underway by the end of this year.

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About Loews Hotels & Co.

Established 1960

Headquartered in New York City, Loews Hotels & Co is a hospitality company rooted in deep heritage in the hotel industry and excellence in service. The hospitality group encompasses branded independent Loews Hotels, and a solid mix of partner-brand hotels. Loews Hotels & Co. owns and/or operates 24 hotels and resorts across the U.S. and Canada, including Bisha Hotel & Residences, Toronto’s newest luxury hotel and the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando, the fifth hotel in partnership with Comcast NBC Universal. Located in major city centers and resort destinations from coast to coast, the Loews Hotels portfolio features properties grounded in family heritage and dedicated delivering unscripted guest moments all with a handcrafted approach. For reservations or more information about Loews Hotels, call 1-800-23-LOEWS or visit: www.loewshotels.com.

About The St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals are one of the most storied franchises in all of baseball.  Since joining the National League in 1892, the Cardinals have won more than 9,800 games, finished in first place 25 times winning 3 National League Eastern Division Titles, 10 National League Central Division Titles, 19 National League Pennants and 11 World Series Championships.  There are 48 former Cardinals players, managers and executives enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.  #STLCards

About The Cordish Companies

The Cordish Companies’ origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Real Estate Development, Gaming & Hospitality, Entertainment Management and International Urban Planning & Development. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. Prime examples are The Cordish Companies’ prominent role in the redevelopment of Baltimore’s world famous Inner Harbor; Philadelphia, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Charleston, SC; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; Kansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO. In addition, The Cordish Companies has developed and operates multiple highly acclaimed entertainment destinations throughout the United States which welcome over 50 million visitors per year and are the most visited destinations in their respective regions. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family’s core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit www.cordish.com or follow us on Twitter (@cordishco).

“The Cordish Companies,” “The Cordish Company” and “Cordish” are trademarks used under license by independent corporations, legal liability companies and partnerships (“Cordish Entities”). Each Cordish Entity is a separate, single-purpose legal entity that is solely responsible for its obligations and liabilities. No common operations or financial interdependency, and no intermingling of assets or liabilities of the Cordish Entities exists, or should be deemed to exist, as a result of the potential common reference to multiple independent entities operating under the names “Cordish,” “The Cordish Companies” or “The Cordish Company” here or elsewhere.

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Theme Tickets for St. Louis Blues Night at Busch Available at cardinals.com/blues

ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 28, 2017 – St. Louis Blues All-Star forward Vladimir Tarasenko will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers take the field on Friday night at 7:15 p.m.

Friday’s game marks the third consecutive season the Cardinals will team up with the Blues to help kick off hockey season with St. Louis Blues Night at Busch Stadium.  Cardinals players will be wearing Blues-themed jerseys during batting practice and Blues players will be recognized on the field prior to the start of the game.

Former Blues Jeff Brown, Garry Unger and Cam Janssen will sign autographs for fans beginning at 5:45 p.m. in Riverview Corner on the fourth level of Busch Stadium.  The first 300 fans in line will receive tickets to guarantee an autograph.  Fans can also enjoy a pregame concert from the Charles Glenn Group in Riverview Corner from 5:45-6:45 p.m.

Other Blues players scheduled to attend Friday’s game include Ivan Barbashev, Robert Bortuzzo, Kyle Brodziak, Joel Edmundson, Carl Gunnarsson, Carter Hutton, Brayden Schenn, Jaden Schwartz and Paul Stastny.

30,000 ticketed fans, ages 16 and older, will take home an adult replica Blues batting practice jersey courtesy of FOX Sports Midwest.  Fans who purchase the special Blues Night Theme Ticket will also receive an exclusive Cardinals/Blues-themed stocking cap.  Blues Theme Night tickets are available at cardinals.com/blues while general tickets are available at cardinals.com/promotions. #CardsTheme #TeamSTL

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VETERAN MEMBER OF ORGANIZATION PROMOTED FROM INTERNATIONAL RANKS

ST. LOUIS, MO, September 27, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have named Moises Rodriguez as the team’s Assistant General Manager, earning a promotion from his duties as Director of International Operations.

Rodriguez, 44, has been a member of the Cardinals organization for the past 10 seasons, directing the team’s amateur scouting efforts overseas, and supervising the player development and facility operations at the Cardinals Dominican Republic Academy.

“We are excited to have Moises working with our entire baseball operations team,” stated Cardinals’ Vice President/General Manager Michael Girsch.  “Moises brings a vast amount of experience to the position, he is well respected within the game, and he will continue to lend great vision and passion to the Cardinals organization in his new role.”

Rodriguez, who was born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, before moving to New York City, has been working in Major League Baseball since 1998 when he joined the Commissioner’s Office staff.   During his tenure (1998-2007) with Baseball’s Central Office, Moises held positions in Major & Minor League Operations, International Baseball Operations and Media Relations.

A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Rodriguez has been instrumental in helping the Cardinals identify and develop numerous international prospects such as Carlos Martinez, Alex Reyes, Magneuris Sierra and the late Oscar Taveras.  Moises has also supervised the Cardinals newly-built Boca Chica, Dominican Republic academy that opened in 2015.

Rodriguez moves into the Assistant G.M. position that opened in late June when Michael Girsch was promoted to Vice President/General Manager and John Mozeliak was named the team’s first-ever President of Baseball Operations.  The team has not yet named a replacement as the Director of International Operations, but has plans to do so early this off-season.

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Singer to Visit St. Louis as Part of His Newly Announced 2018 North American Stadium Tour

General Public On-Sale Friday, October 20 at 10:00 AM CT at cardinals.com/edsheeran

ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 26, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals are proud to announce multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning global superstar Ed Sheeran will perform at Busch Stadium on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. This will be Sheeran’s first concert in St. Louis since 2015 and the fourth stop on his 2018 North American stadium tour.

To ensure that tickets go to his fans, not scalpers or bots, Sheeran is partnering with Ticketmaster to use the #VerifiedFan system.  Presale registration at edsheeran.com opened on Friday, September 22 and closes on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. ET.  #VerifiedFan presales are set to begin Monday, October 16, at 10:00 a.m. CT and run through Thursday, October 19, at 10:00 p.m. CT.  Tickets go on sale to the general public at cardinals.com/edsheeran on Friday, October 20, at 10:00 a.m. CT

“We are thrilled to welcome Ed Sheeran to Busch Stadium next summer,” said Vicki Bryant, Cardinals Vice President of Event Services & Merchandising.  “As one of the most popular performers and biggest musical artists in the world today, this promises to be a spectacular concert that music fans won’t want to miss.”

Last week, Sheeran launched the latest single “Perfect” with a companion lyric video that amassed over 3 million views on YouTube in the first 24 hours and is now up to over 6.4 million views.  “Perfect” made its U.S. television premiere yesterday with a live performance on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”  Next week, Sheeran returns to NYC’s Times Square for the much-anticipated return of MTV’s “Total Request Live” on October 2.

“Perfect” is the third single off of Sheeran’s blockbuster third studio album “÷” (pronounced “divide”).   Now certified 2x-Platinum by the RIAA, the acclaimed singer-songwriter’s third studio offering is the biggest selling album of the year thus far.  After debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 with the biggest first week sales at the time of its March release, “÷” remained in the chart’s top 10 for a staggering 24 weeks.  In the U.S. alone, tracks on “÷” have collectively earned more than 1 billion on demand streams.

Sheeran has likewise enjoyed record-setting success with the album’s 6x-Platinum certified, lead single “Shape Of You,” which is now the most streamed on song ever on Spotify.  In addition to topping Billboard’s Hot 100 for 12 weeks, the hit song remained in the top 10 for 33 consecutive weeks, the most ever in the chart’s 59-year history.   “Shape Of You” and follow-up Platinum certified single “Castle On The Hill” debuted at #1 and #6 respectively on Billboard’s Hot 100 upon their tandem release at the top of the year, establishing Sheeran as the first artist to ever have two singles make simultaneous top 10 debuts.

One of the planet’s most popular live performers, Ed has played sold out headline shows at some of the biggest venues around the world, including Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA, NYC’s Madison Square Garden where he played three sold out shows, Suncorp Stadium in Sydney, and London’s Wembley Stadium where he performed in front of 240,000 fans over three nights.  Earlier this year, Sheeran kicked off his world tour in support of “÷,” with his 60-date North American summer leg set selling out in minutes.  As one of the world’s most in-demand songwriters, Sheeran has penned hit songs for both himself and other top artists including Taylor Swift, One Direction, The Weeknd, Major Lazer, Tori Kelley, and Justin Bieber, who’s blockbuster single “Love Yourself” was the #1 song on Billboard’s 2016 year end Hot 100 chart and nominated for “Song of the Year” at this year’s GRAMMY Awards.

Tickets will be available at cardinals.com/edsheeran.  #CardsEvents

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232-Page Keepsake Available Online, at Busch Stadium and at Area Retailers for $20

ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 26, 2017 – Presenting one of the most impressive collections of Cardinals history ever assembled, the 2017 Cardinals Yearbook celebrates the club’s historic 125th anniversary with a decade-by-decade salute to the top players and teams that helped forge the franchise’s storied legacy.

From the editors of Cardinals Magazine, the 2017 Yearbook shines a spotlight on every era of Cardinals history, honoring the top player, top pitcher and greatest team of each decade, along with profiles of more than 100 other players who left their mark on the team’s championship tradition.

“We know fans have their favorite eras of Cardinals history, the ones they grew up with and the ones they’ve only heard stories about,” said Steve Zesch, Director of Cardinals Publications.  “But it’s always been our mission to deliver products that enhance our fans’ enjoyment and knowledge of the entire span of Cardinals baseball, and this season’s Yearbook highlights the best of the best from every single era.  It’s one of the most complete takes on Cardinals history ever published.”

In addition to the comprehensive nods to the greatest teams and performers, statistical packages for each decade provide additional insight into the players who made their presence felt, and year-by-year stats lines for the team detail how the Cardinals stacked up against their NL competition.

This official Cardinals publication also includes the traditional content featured in each season’s Yearbook, with action photos and studio portraits of every member of the 2017 team.

“At only $20 for 232 pages of memories, we’ve made this one of the best values you’ll find for one of the greatest stories in sports,” Zesch said.  “We didn’t spare anything to put together one of the most colorful and attractive books on the market.”

The 2017 #CardsYearbook is on sale now for $20 all around Busch Stadium—from vendors at the gates and red merchandise carts, at the Team Store, and at Cardinals Authentics shops inside Ford Plaza and Ballpark Village.  It’s also available at major St. Louis metro area retailers including Cardinals Clubhouse stores, Dierbergs, QuikTrip, Schnucks, Shop ‘n Save and Walgreens.  It can also be purchased by calling 314.345.9000 or visiting cardinals.com/yearbook.

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Cards-Cubs Series, Billikens and Blues Theme Nights Highlight Thirteenth & Final Homestand at Busch

ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 25, 2017 – The Cardinals are back at Busch Stadium for their final games of the 2017 regular season.  The seven-game homestand begins with four games against the Chicago Cubs (September 25-28) and concludes with a three-game weekend series versus the Milwaukee Brewers (September 29-October 1).  The final homestand of the year is highlighted by St. Louis Blues Night and the culmination of the #CardsRatPack campaign.

Monday, September 25, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (7:15 p.m.)

MLB Network Showcase National Broadcast

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

  • Spanish Radio Broadcast: The St. Louis Cardinals, in cooperation with KFNS 590 “The Fan” and La Ke Buena Spanish, will broadcast tonight’s game over the radio in Spanish.  Game play-by-play will be provided by announcer Polo Ascencio with color commentary from former Cardinals Assistant Hitting Coach, Bengie Molina.  Tonight’s Spanish radio broadcast will air on KFNS 590 AM, 105.7 KPNT HD2 and be streamed via cardinals.com and the MLB.com At Bat mobile app.
  • Purina Pet Adoption: Join us for Purina’s Better Together Pet Adoption Days at the Ballpark.  Head to Ford Plaza prior to the game to meet adoptable furry friends from the Animal Protective Association (APA) and the Belleville area Humane Society.
  • Pregame Poms/Cheer/Dance Performances: Prior to the game, groups from Edwardsville High School Cheer, Eureka Junior Wildcat Cheerleading, Highland High School Cheer, O’Fallon High School Cheer, Oakville High School Cheerleading, Studio III Dance Academy, Tri-City Junior High School Cheer and Wentzville Holt Dance will perform in the Ford Plaza beginning around5:15 p.m. Gate 6 will open at 5:15 p.m. for the event.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction by Gate 1 (Section 137) and Gate 3 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 26, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (7:15 p.m.)

ESPN Tuesday Night Baseball National Broadcast

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

  • Joe Magrane & Greg Mathews Budweiser Bash Theme Night: Fans who purchase this special Bud Bash theme ticket receive a voucher for a limited edition Joe Magrane & Greg Mathews dual mini bobblehead as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1987 National League Championship team.  VIP ticket-holders will also have access to a pregame autograph session with Joe & Greg.  Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item.  Tickets for this Bud Bash event are sold out.  For more info, visit cardinals.com/theme.  (#BudBash) (#CardsTheme)
  • College Theme Night III:  The St. Louis Cardinals invite students, faculty and staff of local colleges and universities to the third and final College Night of the season.  Fans who purchase the $20 theme night ticket receive a Cardinals College Night t-shirt, designed by STL Style.  Fans must present the special theme night voucher in order to receive this promotional item.  For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme.  (#CardsTheme)
  • Battle at Busch Finals: 105.7 The Point and the Cardinals welcome back the Battle at Busch concert series.  The 2017 schedule features 18 local bands over the course of six nights, at six different Cardinals home games in Ford Plaza.  Tonight’s final battle features the top four scoring bands returning to compete for the grand prize package: Awayfromreason, Dirt Road Addiction, Of Wolves and Whiskey and The Volunteers.  Gate 6 will open at 5:00 p.m. for the event.  Performances begin at 5:15 p.m. with each act given 20 minutes to perform.  Each band will be judged on a point system by Mozingo Music and 105.7 The Point.  Tickets for the Battle at Busch finals are currently sold out.
  • Spanish Radio Broadcast: The St. Louis Cardinals, in cooperation with KFNS 590 “The Fan” and La Ke Buena Spanish, will broadcast tonight’s game over the radio in Spanish.  Game play-by-play will be provided by announcer Polo Ascencio with color commentary from former Cardinals Assistant Hitting Coach, Bengie Molina.  Tonight’s Spanish radio broadcast will air on KFNS 590 AM, 105.7 KPNT HD2 and be streamed via cardinals.com and the MLB.com At Bat mobile app.
  • 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 will be located by Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3, inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (6:08 p.m.)

ESPN Wednesday Night Baseball National Broadcast

Gates open at 4:38 p.m.

  • Boots at Busch: 93.7 The Bull and the Cardinals are teaming up to present the first season of Boots at Busch—a series of home games featuring live country music in a “battle of the bands” format.  The 2017 schedule features 9 local country acts/bands over the course of three different Cardinals home games in Ford Plaza.  Tonight’s battle features Collin Nash, John Spicer & The Fightin Side and Joshua Stanley.  Gate 6 will open at 4:08 p.m. for the event.  Performances begin at 4:20 p.m. with each act given 20 minutes to perform.  A winning act will be selected each night and will receive a prize package from 93.7 The Bull and the Cardinals.  Special discount tickets for Boots at Busch are currently sold out.
  • Spanish Radio Broadcast: The St. Louis Cardinals, in cooperation with KFNS 590 “The Fan” and La Ke Buena Spanish, will broadcast tonight’s game over the radio in Spanish.  Game play-by-play will be provided by announcer Polo Ascencio with color commentary from former Cardinals Assistant Hitting Coach, Bengie Molina.  Tonight’s Spanish radio broadcast will air on KFNS 590 AM, 105.7 KPNT HD2 and be streamed via cardinals.com and the MLB.com At Bat mobile app.
  • Pregame Poms/Cheer/Dance Performances: Prior to the game, groups from Maryville University, Power Haus Cheer & Dance of Columbia and SIUE Cheer & Dance will perform in the Ford Plaza beginning around 5:00 p.m.

  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction by Gate 1 (Section 137) and Gate 3 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.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (6:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 4:45 p.m.

  • Billikens Theme Night: The St. Louis Cardinals invite all St. Louis Billikens fans and their families to enjoy Billikens Night at the ballpark.  Fans who purchase the special theme night ticket receive a specially designed SLU-themed Cardinals hat.  Come early and enjoy a pregame Pep Rally in Riverview Corner before the game as well.  For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/billikens. (#CardsTheme)
  • Minor League Champions:  Coaches and staff from the Cardinals’ Triple-A affiliate Memphis Redbirds and Class-A Advanced Palm Beach Cardinals will be recognized during a pregame ceremony on the field.  Memphis captured their third Pacific Coast League Championship in franchise history (2000, 2009) while setting a franchise record for victories in a single season with a 91-50 record.  Palm Beach was named Co-Florida State League Champions after the championship games were cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.  It was the first FSL Championship for Palm Beach since 2005.
  • Spanish Radio Broadcast: The St. Louis Cardinals, in cooperation with KFNS 590 “The Fan” and La Ke Buena Spanish, will broadcast tonight’s game over the radio in Spanish.  Game play-by-play will be provided by announcer Polo Ascencio with color commentary from former Cardinals Assistant Hitting Coach, Bengie Molina.  Tonight’s Spanish radio broadcast will air on KFNS 590 AM, 105.7 KPNT HD2 and be streamed via cardinals.com and the MLB.com At Bat mobile app.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction by Gate 1 (Section 137) and Gate 3 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 29, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:15 p.m.)

Fan Appreciation Weekend

Gates open at 5:15 p.m.

  • Adult Replica Blues Batting Practice Jersey Promotional Giveaway: 30,000 ticketed fans, ages 16 and older, will take home a replica Blues batting practice jersey, just like the ones worn by the players during batting practice.  Courtesy of FOX Sports Midwest.  (#CardsPromo)
  • St. Louis Blues Theme Night: For the third consecutive year, the Cardinals are teaming up with the St. Louis Blues to help kick off hockey season in St. Louis during Blues Night at Busch Stadium.  Fans who purchase the special theme ticket will receive an exclusive Blues/Cardinals-themed stocking cap.  Fans must present the special theme night voucher in order to receive this promotional item.  From 5:45-6:45 p.m., fans can enjoy a pregame concert from the Charles Glenn Group in Riverview Corner.  Members of the 2017-2018 Blues will be introduced on the field during a special pregame ceremony.  Cardinals players will also wear a St. Louis Blues themed jersey during batting practice.  The batting practice-worn jerseys will be auctioned off next spring with proceeds benefitting Cardinals Care.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/blues. (#CardsTheme) (#TeamSTL)
  • #CardsRatPack Ceremony: In June, the St. Louis Cardinals launched the #CardsRatPack campaign to honor Hall of Fame Manager Whitey Herzog and raise money for the Whitey Herzog Youth Foundation.  The campaign centered on a pack of 24 illustrated baseball cards that came to life as part of a weekly cartoon series on the team’s digital and social media platforms designed to convey an important part of Whitey’s life, career and the pack of players he managed.  The Cardinals will conclude the campaign with a pregame ceremony featuring the “White Rat” that will include a check presentation.
  • Spanish Radio Broadcast: The St. Louis Cardinals, in cooperation with KFNS 590 “The Fan” and La Ke Buena Spanish, will broadcast tonight’s game over the radio in Spanish.  Game play-by-play will be provided by announcer Polo Ascencio with color commentary from former Cardinals Assistant Hitting Coach, Bengie Molina.  Tonight’s Spanish radio broadcast will be streamed via cardinals.com and the MLB.com At Bat mobile app.
  • 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 Blues.  For more information or to purchase tickets to the museum, visit cardinals.com/museum. (#CardsMuseum)
  • 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.  (#CardsCare5050)
  • 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 will be located 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 by Gate 1 (Section 137) and Gate 3 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.

Saturday, September 30, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (3:15 p.m.)

Fan Appreciation Weekend

FOX Sports 1 National Broadcast
Gates open at 1:15 p.m.

  • Scott Rolen Bobblehead Promotional Giveaway: 30,000 ticketed fans, ages 16 and older, will go home with a bobblehead of former Cardinals All-Star third baseman, Scott Rolen.  Compliments of Coca-Cola & Dierbergs.  (#CardsPromo)
  • 2018 Cardinals Magnet Schedule Promotional Giveaway: Shelter Insurance will give all fans entering with a ticket a magnet featuring the Cardinals 2018 regular season schedule. (#CardsPromo)
  • Saturday Signings at the Museum: Former Cardinals All-Star outfielder Ryan Ludwick will sign autographs at the Cardinals Museum from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 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 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Busch II Infield outside Cardinals Nation.  Visit cardinals.com/museum for more information.  Presented by Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company.  (#CardsMuseum)
  • Spanish Radio Broadcast: The St. Louis Cardinals, in cooperation with KFNS 590 “The Fan” and La Ke Buena Spanish, will broadcast tonight’s game over the radio in Spanish.  Game play-by-play will be provided by announcer Polo Ascencio with color commentary from former Cardinals Assistant Hitting Coach, Bengie Molina.  Tonight’s Spanish radio broadcast will air on KFNS 590 AM, 105.7 KPNT HD2 and be streamed via cardinals.com and the MLB.com At Bat mobile app.
  • 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.  (#CardsCare5050)
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction by Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3 and inside 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, October 1, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (2:15 p.m.)

Fan Appreciation Weekend

Gates open at 12:15 p.m.

  • 2018 Cardinals Magnet Schedule Promotional Giveaway: Shelter Insurance will give all fans entering with a ticket a magnet featuring the Cardinals 2018 regular season schedule. (#CardsPromo)
  • 2018 Free Ticket Voucher: All fans entering with a ticket will receive a voucher good for a free ticket to a 2018 Cardinals regular season home game.
  • Six Flags Day: Children under 48 inches will receive a free ticket to Six Flags, valid any Sunday until October 29.
  • 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 frozen treats (while supplies last).
  • Spanish Radio Broadcast: The St. Louis Cardinals, in cooperation with KFNS 590 “The Fan” and La Ke Buena Spanish, will broadcast tonight’s game over the radio in Spanish.  Game play-by-play will be provided by announcer Polo Ascencio with color commentary from former Cardinals Assistant Hitting Coach, Bengie Molina.  Tonight’s Spanish radio broadcast will air on KFNS 590 AM, 105.7 KPNT HD2 and be streamed via cardinals.com and the MLB.com At Bat mobile app.
  • 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. (#CardsCare5050)
  • 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 will be located 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 by Gate 1 (Section 137) and Gate 3 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.

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3.4 Million Thanks To The Best Fans In Baseball

The Cardinals will draw over 3.4 million fans to Busch Stadium in 2017.  This marks the 21st time (14th consecutive) that the team will surpass 3 million in attendance.  Thanks to all our great fans.

Cardinals Organization Named 2017 Responsibility Classic Champions

We would like to congratulate our wonderful guests, who have again demonstrated  their continued pledge to get home safely after games here at Busch Stadium by signing up for the Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver program during the 2017 season.  We also congratulate all the MLB teams that participated in the Responsibility Classic and the over 400,000 MLB fans that signed up as designated drivers at MLB games this season.  We are all winners when fans recognize the importance of being a designated driver.  The St. Louis Cardinals also congratulate and thank the TEAM Coalition for all of their leadership and support to keep this important program and message current and meaningful to sports organizations and fans throughout the United States.

Mobile Friendly Fan Food Guide

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

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.

2017 Yearbook Celebrates Franchise’s 125th Anniversary With Spectacular Tribute

For 125 seasons and counting, the St. Louis Cardinals have given generations of fans an overflowing parade of unforgettable players and epic moments that tell a story unlike any other in professional sports.

In celebration of the franchise’s historic 125th anniversary, Cardinals Publications has assembled the definitive tribute to the powerhouse teams and players who built that illustrious legacy, beginning with the club’s 1892 entry into the National League and continuing across the span of three centuries.  The 2017 Yearbook shines a spotlight on every era of Cardinals history; honoring the top player, top pitcher and greatest team of each decade, along with profiles of five other pitchers and five position players who left their mark on each period.  Statistical packages for each decade provide additional insight into the players who made their presence felt, and year-by-year stat lines for the team detail how the Cardinals stacked up against their NL competition.

Comprising more than 230 pages at just $20, this is one of the most impressive collections of Cardinals history you’ll find anywhere, beautifully presented and guaranteed to enrich the collection of any fan.  It also includes more than 60 pages of action photos and studio portraits of the 2017 Cardinals!

Pick up the 2017 Yearbook at Busch Stadium inside each gate from Cardinals Publications vendors, team store locations, red merchandise carts and Cardinals Authentics shops, as well as St. Louis area retailers and grocers.  It’s also available by visiting cardinals.com/yearbook or calling 314-345-9000.

Pham, Whitey and Sierra Highlight New Cardinals Magazine

He’s edgy and plays with a motor that always runs full-speed, reminding Cardinals Nation of its hard-charging heroes of yesteryear.  He’s also driven and demanding of himself, never taking his spot on the roster for granted.  He’s Tommy Pham, the man providing a serious spark at the plate, on the bases and in the outfield for a Cardinals team making a push in the N.L. Central Division.  The outfielder is on the cover of the new edition of Cardinals Magazine, sliding into the spotlight with a remarkable story of perseverance across 12 years in the organization.

Another Cardinal showing off his wheels is Magneuris Sierra, the speedy outfielder who started this season in Class A and jumped all the way to the majors.  We also catch up with a Cardinals legend who knows plenty about speed—Hall of Fame Manager Whitey Herzog—as the club’s #CardsRatPack fan engagement campaign swing into high gear.  He shares stories behind some of the classic photos that defined one of the most electric eras in franchise history.

Pick up this must-read issue at retail locations throughout Busch Stadium, including from vendors inside stadium gates, team store locations, portable red merchandise carts, Majestic and Cardinals Authentics stores inside Ballpark Village and the Cardinals Authentics Shop in Ford Plaza.  Throughout metro St. Louis, the magazine is available for purchase at major retailers like Cardinals Clubhouse mall stores, Dierbergs, Schnucks, Shop ‘n Save, QuikTrip and Walgreens.

Print subscriptions are available at cardinals.com/magazine or by calling 314-345-9000.  Subscribe today and automatically receive a 20% discount on the 2017 Cardinals Yearbook.  For additional team coverage, follow Cardinals Magazine on Twitter @CardsMagazine and watch our weekly segments on the Cardinals Insider TV show. (#CardsMag25)

2017 Official Scorecard Celebrates Club’s 125th Anniversary

Featuring the cover artwork of acclaimed St. Louis illustrator Mike Right—the scorecard designer since 2003—this season’s scorecard celebrates the franchise’s 125th anniversary logo paired with 12 Cardinals utilized by the club through the decades. Inside, you’ll find a tutorial on how to keep score the “Cardinal Way,” a method practiced by club officials since the 1940s.

Purchase the scorecard individually—or with the latest edition of Cardinals Magazine for just $5—from Busch Stadium vendors inside the gates, team store locations, red merchandise carts and Cardinals Authentics. Purchase additional scorecards at cardinals.com/scorecard.

2017 Official Team Media Guide

The 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 Cardinals organization, along with the definitive history of the club since its inception, the 2017 Media Guide is the most comprehensive book about the Cardinals.  The 2017 Media Guide is available for $20 at the Official Cardinals Team Store, the Cardinals Authentics Shop or online at cardinals.com/mediaguide.

Cardinals Nation Restaurant and Bar

New for 2017, the Cardinals have launched the Cardinals Nation Food Truck.  Serving a combination of ballpark fare and unique culinary creations, the Cardinals Nation Food Truck will be located at 8th and Clark on game days, and will hit the streets around the city for lunch service.  The food truck menu consists of 10 entrée offerings including fan favorites from the Cardinals Nation Restaurant like the Cardinals Nation Nachos and Four Cheese Mac & Cheese, along with fun new selections such as Bacon Ribs and the Twisted Cheddar Brat.  In addition to taking part in local fairs and festivals, the food truck will be available for corporate and social events, catering and will be part of the Cardinals outreach throughout the St. Louis community.  Fans can follow the #CardsFoodTruck on Twitter @CardsFoodTruck for weekly truck location announcements.  To view the full menu, fans can visit cardinals.com/foodtruck.

Cardinals Nation will continue to host the Official Pre-Game Party of the St. Louis Cardinals.  This ticketed pep-rally style party is located in the Hall of Fame Club on the second floor, two and a half hours prior to every Cardinals home game during the 2017 season.  The exclusive pre-game event includes a full buffet menu, all-inclusive bar and a DJ or live music all the way until first pitch.  Tickets for the Opening Day Official Pre-Game Party are currently sold out.  Tickets for future Pre-Game Parties can be purchased at cardinals.com/pregame, at any Busch Stadium box office or at the Cardinals Museum.

Open daily, Cardinals Nation is the year-round home to Cardinals fans offering a variety of weekly programming and special events.  This season, fans won’t want to miss the following highlights:

  • Happy Hour at Cardinals Nation: Enjoy $5 souvenir drafts and lemonades along with your choice of five different $5 appetizer selections: Buffalo Wings, Smothered Bratzel, Mini Corn Dogs, Pulled Pork Sliders and Burger Sliders every Monday-Friday, excluding home game dates, from 3–7 p.m.

  • $3 Thursdays: Enjoy $3 Budweiser family pints, call cocktails and house win while you take part in interactive games, trivia and giveaways with DJ Joe every Thursday, excluding home game dates, from 4–10 p.m.

Ballpark Village

Ballpark Village is the premiere dining, drinking, and entertainment destination in the region.  Located in the heart of St. Louis’ central business district adjacent to Busch Stadium, Ballpark Village hosts events 365 days a year, providing patrons with a variety of entertainment, food and beverage, and on-site parking in one location.

No ticket, no problem!  Ballpark Village offers an unprecedented watch party experience with over 1,200 square feet of TVs, direct stadium feed, Budweiser Brew House Deck Parties post-game every Friday with DJ Todd Thomas and Official Cardinals Away Game Watch Parties with premium giveaways.

Fans won’t want to miss this year’s St. Louis Blues Ice Breaker event at Ballpark Village as we watch our very own St. Louis Blues start their season on the road vs. the defending Stanley Cup Champions Pittsburgh Penguins.  Watch the puck drop and celebrate the return of hockey with a watch party featuring our 40-foot television!  With appearances by the Blues celebrities, Louie, and Blue Crew, this event is open to all ages!

Cardinals Work #4AGreenerGame

For the first time in Busch Stadium’s history, the Cardinals will be purchasing enough Renewable Energy Credits from Ameren Missouri Pure Power to offset 100% of the energy consumption used at the ballpark for every regular season game in 2017.

The Cardinals Knight FM 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).

Cardinals Authentics

Cardinals Authentics will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1967 World Series Championship team by offering autographed pictures, baseballs and other memorabilia from Mike Shannon,Orlando Cepeda, Lou Brock, Bob Gibson and Red Schoendienst including a framed, limited edition, enlarged print of a World Series Game 4 ticket signed by all five players and a limited number (#’d to 67) of autographed and inscribed baseballs by Bob Gibson celebrating his three World Series wins.  Cardinals Authentics will also commemorate the 125th anniversary of the franchise with unique collectible items as well.

Fans can pre-order game-used bases for any game in the 2017 season by calling 314.345.9851 or emailing gameused@cardinals.com.

Fans can visit one of the two Cardinals Authentics locations inside Cardinals Nation or in the Ford Plaza to shop for authentic Cardinals gear and to take home a piece of the game.  Cardinals Authentics specializes in official, game-used, limited edition and autographed memorabilia direct from the club.  Both shops offer a great selection of current and vintage Cardinals apparel, as well as one-of-a-kind collectibles.  The Cardinals Nation location is open daily from 10:00 a.m.—8:00 p.m. (April-October) and 10:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m. (November-March).  On game nights, the Ford Plaza shop will remain open 30 minutes after last pitch while the Cardinals Nation shop will remain open one hour after the final pitch.  Visit cardinals.com/authentics or follow them on Twitter @CardsAuthentics.  (#CardsAuthentics)

Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

The Cardinals have launched a new museum membership level for fans desiring the most premier level of benefits. Benefits of the Ultimate Cardinals Museum Membership include a bronze mini plaque engraved with the member’s name, an autographed bat and baseball from a Cardinals Hall of Famer, VIP seating for two at the Cardinals Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and much more.

The Cardinals are proud to continue to offer the Individual ($50) and Family ($85) Museum Membership options for fans in 2017.  Membership benefits include unlimited museum admission for one year, guest passes, limited edition bobbleheads of Dizzy Dean and Ted Simmons, discounts to the Cardinals Authentics Shop & Cardinals Nation Restaurant, and access to select presales and member-only events.  Visit cardinals.com/membership for a detailed list of membership benefits.

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 22,000 memorabilia items and hundreds of thousands of archival photographs.  Be sure to check out this year’s special gallery, Women in Baseball: How They Made History, which examines women’s involvement and contributions to St. Louis baseball and the game at large.  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 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.  Established in 1997, Cardinals Care has invested over $22 million to support St. Louis area children and built or renovated 23 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods.  Most recently, the Cardinals dedicated Dexter Fowler Field at Hess Park in Decatur, Ill. in July.  Fans can view the entire list of Cardinals Care youth baseball fields at cardinals.com/youthfields.

This season marks the 14th 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 learn how to support Cardinals Care by visiting cardinals.com/community.

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

  • 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 Insider with Ozzie Smith

Cardinals Insider, the club’s weekly half-hour new magazine television show, made its season debut on March 26 with new host Ozzie Smith.  Now in its second season, Cardinals Insider with Ozzie Smith is available within 17 television markets in eight states.  Over the offseason, a new digital newsroom was constructed within the Cardinals press box to house the team’s multimedia video unit.  Five full-time journalists were hired to provide fans with behind the scenes access and daily content for the team’s various digital and social platforms including cardinals.com, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The show features a mix of news, player profiles, exclusive interviews, in-depth features, and a look back in team history with exclusive content from the team’s large archive and extensive museum collection.  In addition to offering fans an unprecedented view behind the scenes with the team, the show also places a strong emphasis on fan engagement and leveraging the team’s social media to enrich the viewer experience.  New episodes air locally on KSDK every Sunday at 10:00 a.m.  More information about the show, including previous episodes and a full list of affiliates and show times, can be found at cardinals.com/insider.  (#CardsInsider)

Fredbird Fridays

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/fredbirdfridays for more details (#FredbirdFriday).

Cardinals Fan Engagement Video Initiatives

#CardsFanFlix is the St. Louis Cardinals ongoing fan engagement initiative developed to encourage fans to create videos that celebrate the team.  Throughout the season, the Cardinals sponsor a variety of promotions, contests and campaigns under the umbrella of #CardsFanFlix asking fans to creatively use video to demonstrate their enthusiasm and support of the team while also having some fun:

  • The Second Annual Cardinals Treasure Hunt Fan Video Contest launched in August , encouraging fans to share the stories behind their most treasured piece of Cardinals memorabilia.  Fans were asked to submit a video, two minutes in length or less, that creatively showcases their most valued collectible item and details the personal story behind the piece. After reviewing the entries, Connor Freund of Wichita, Kansas has been named the winner of the Cardinals Treasure Hunt Video Contest.  Connor has won a year-long membership to the Cardinals Museum, as well as a VIP game experience that includes four Field Box tickets and a field visit before the Cardinals game versus the Brewers on Friday, September 29.  Fans can view Connor’s winning entry at cardinals.com/treasurehunt.

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 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.

The Cardinals have also launched a Spanish language Twitter account (@cardenales) and Facebook account (facebook.com/stlcardenales) in an effort to reach a rapidly growing segment of the team’s domestic and international fan base.  Followers will see real time updates about the Cardinals and unique Spanish language content designed to take fans behinds the scenes with the team.  Furthermore, Los Cardenales, a dedicated Spanish language video page, has been added to the team’s website at cardinals.com/loscardenales.  Join the conversation using #STLCardenales.

Prohibited Items & Bag Inspection Policy

Fans are still allowed to bring their own food and beverages into Busch Stadium for all 81 games.  However, some items will no longer be permitted to be brought through the gates.  Outside cups (e.g. fast food/gas stations cups), mugs and thermoses are prohibited.  All drinks must be factory sealed, in clear plastic bottles no larger than two (2) liters.

Multi-compartment backpacks are no longer permitted inside the ballpark.  Duffel bags, tote bags, cinch bags, diaper bags and purses no larger than 16” x 16” x 8” are still allowed.  Additionally, ice packs are prohibited unless required for a medical condition.  Fans can still bring loose ice to keep food and beverages cold.  For a full list of permitted and prohibited items, visit cardinals.com/security.

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 view the Dynamic Deals at cardinals.com/dynamicdeal.
  • 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 2017 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.

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INFIELDER RE-JOINS MAJOR LEAGUE ROSTER AFTER TAKING PART IN MEMPHIS POSTSEASON RUN

CINCINNATI, OH, September 21, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have recalled infielder Breyvic Valera (pronounced BRAY-vic VAH-lair-ah) from Memphis (AAA) and that he will join the team for tonight’s game in Cincinnati.  For Valera, it marks his second recall of the 2017 season and he becomes the 37th player on the team’s active roster.

Valera, 25, a non-drafted free agent (signed on May 13, 2010) from Montalban, Venezuela, played in 800 career minor league games over eight seasons before arriving in the Major Leagues.   He made his Major League debut on Sept. 5 at San Diego in a start at 2nd base and collected his first Major League hit with a pinch-hit single on Sept. 7 against the Padres.  He was optioned to Memphis on Sept. 11.

The switch-hitting infielder batted .314 with eight home runs, 41 RBI and 11 stolen bases and led the Redbirds in batting average, hits (133) and triples (6) during the 2017 season.

The 5-10, 184-pound Valera struck out just 34 times in his 424 at-bats this season, and led Memphis down the stretch in their record-breaking 91-win season by batting .346 with 5 HR’s & 18 RBI in 25 games in August – earning the Cardinals Minor League Player of the Month award for the month of August.

Over his 800 career minor league games, Valera has a .303 batting average including a .359 on-base percentage.  He has been named to three mid-season All-Star Games (New York-Penn League 2012, Midwest League 2013 & Florida State League 2014) and was recognized as the 2016 Venezuelan Winter League Most Valuable Player.

Valera wears uniform No. 41.

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REDBIRDS ACTIVE ROSTER NOW AT 36 PLAYERS

CINCINNATI, OH, September 20, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have recalled infielder Aledmys Diaz and right-handed pitcher Josh Lucas from Memphis (AAA).  Both players will join the Cardinals in Cincinnati for tonight’s game against the Reds, upping the team’s active roster to 36 players.

Diaz, 27, began the year with St. Louis, batting .260 with 7 home runs and 20 RBI in 71 games before being optioned to Memphis following the game on June 27.  Diaz, who still leads the Cardinals with his 19 infield hits, had 23 extra base hits among his 71 safeties at the Major League level.

In 46 games at triple-A, Diaz batted .253 with 4 home runs and 26 RBI as the Memphis club posted a franchise record 91 wins and won the Pacific Coast League Championship Series.   Diaz played 28 games at shortstop, nine at third base and six at second base for the Redbirds.

Lucas, 26, who made his Major League debut with 2.0 innings of relief at Pittsburgh on August 19, is being recalled for a second time this season.   The Cardinals 21st round draft pick in 2010 finished the season with 17 saves for Memphis (3rd in the PCL), and provided the rescue in the Redbirds pennant-clinching win on Sunday at El Paso, Texas.   Lucas fanned 68 batters in his 60.0 innings of work for the triple-A Redbirds and walked only 12.

Diaz wears uniform no. 36 and Lucas wears no. 77.

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INFIELDER BREYVIC VALERA OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS (AAA)

ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 12, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced that they have recalled outfielder Magneuris (Mag-NARE-ees) Sierra from Memphis (AAA) prior to this evening’s game against the Cincinnati Reds at Busch Stadium.  In addition, the club optioned infielder Breyvic Valera to Memphis yesterday.

Sierra, 21, has played at four levels this season (A, AA, AAA & MLB) and batted a combined .270 in 101 games with 20 steals between Palm Beach (A) and Springfield (AA) during the regular season.  Sierra was promoted to Memphis at season’s end to help during the Triple-A team’s playoff run and played in four games (.308, 4-13), making three starts in centerfield, during the Pacific Coast League American Conference championship games.  This will be Sierra’s fourth recall to St. Louis this season, having made his MLB debut on May 7 at Atlanta.  Sierra has a .365 MLB average (19-52) over 13 games with hits in all but two games and in his first nine Major League games.  Sierra wears uniform No. 43.

Valera made his MLB debut last week, on September 5 at San Diego, in a start at second base.  He was 1-5 in three games, with his first hit a pinch single last Thursday (9/9).  Valera hit .314 (133-424) in 117 games with Memphis this season and led the Redbirds in batting, hits and triples (6).

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TEAM TO OPEN 2018 SLATE MARCH 29 at METS; HOME OPENER SET FOR THU., APRIL 5 vs. ARIZONA

ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 12, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals, in conjunction with Major League Baseball’s league-wide release, today announced their 2018 regular season schedule.

The Cardinals will open their 2018 season on Thursday, March 29 in New York against the Mets at Citi Field as part of a season-opening six-game road trip that will also take them to Milwaukee for three games. The Redbirds will open the home portion of their 2018 campaign on Thursday, April 5 against the Arizona Diamondbacks as part of a six-game home stand with Arizona and Milwaukee.

The Cardinals will host the Chicago Cubs for three weekend series at Busch Stadium (May 4-6, June 15-17 & July 27-29).  Coming out of the Major League Baseball All-Star break, the Cardinals will play the Cubs seven times over 11 days with four games in Chicago, including a nationally-televised showcase game on Thursday, July 19 at Wrigley Field.

The season opening game against the Mets will be the Cardinals first opener at Citi Field and the team’s first in New York since 1996, when they opened against the Mets at Shea Stadium in Tony La Russa’s first season as manager of the Cardinals.  The March 29 season opener will be the earliest in franchise history, as Major League Baseball opens its season four days earlier, allowing teams three to four additional open dates in 2018.

The Cardinals 20-game interleague schedule will feature a pair of three-game home-and-home series with in-state rival Kansas City (May 21-23 at Busch Stadium & Aug. 10-12 at Kansas City) and a pair of two-game home-and-home series with the Chicago White Sox (May 1-2 at Busch Stadium & July 10-11 in Chicago) and the Minnesota Twins (May 7-8 at Busch Stadium & May 15-16 at Minnesota).  In addition, there will be a three-game home interleague series against the Cleveland Indians (June 25-27) and a three-game road series at Detroit (Sept. 7-9).

The Cardinals longest home stands of the 2018 season consist of seven games (six times) and their longest road trips are a pair of nine-gamers (July 2-11 & August 3-12).  The Cardinals will host a three-game series with Cincinnati (July13-15) prior to the July 16-18 Major League Baseball All-Star break.

The 2018 season will close with a three-game series Sept. 28-30 at Chicago against the Cubs, marking the first time the two teams have closed out the regular season at Wrigley Field since 1991.

St. Louis will be home for a total of 13 weekend series in 2018: April 5-8 vs. Arizona, April 20-22 vs. Cincinnati, May 4-6 vs. Chicago Cubs, May 17-20 vs. Philadelphia, May 31-June 3 vs. Pittsburgh, June 15-17 vs. Chicago Cubs, June 29-July 1 vs. Atlanta, July 13-15 vs. Cincinnati, July 27-29 vs. Chicago Cubs, August 17-19 vs. Milwaukee, August 31-September 2 vs. Cincinnati, September 13-16 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers and September 21-23 vs. San Francisco.

With the earlier start to the season, the Major League schedule will include 27 weekend dates in 2018 as opposed to 26 this season.

The Cardinals are scheduled to play 48 of their 81 home games before the All-Star break, playing 12 home games in April, 15 in May, 17 in June, 9 in July, 13 in August and 15 in September.   St. Louis is not scheduled to play any home games on National Holidays in 2018.

The Cardinals will make future announcements regarding game times, ticket pricing and ticket availability for the 2018 season.  To view the full 2018 regular season schedule, visit cardinals.com.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 2018 HOME SCHEDULE

April 5, 7-8 vs. Arizona

April 9-11 vs. Milwaukee

April 20-22 vs. Cincinnati

April 25-26 vs. NY Mets

May 1-2 vs. Chicago White Sox

May 4-6 vs. Chicago Cubs

May 7-8 vs. Minnesota

May 17-20 vs. Philadelphia

May 21-23 vs. Kansas City

May 31-June 3 vs. Pittsburgh

June 5-7 vs. Miami

June 11-13 vs. San Diego

June 15-17 vs. Chicago Cubs

June 25-27 vs. Cleveland

June 29-July 1 vs. Atlanta

July 14-15 vs. Cincinnati

July 27-29 vs. Chicago Cubs

July 30-August 2 vs. Colorado

August 13-16 vs. Washington

August 17-19 vs. Milwaukee

August 28-30 vs. Pittsburgh

August 31-September 2 vs. Cincinnati

September 10-12 vs. Pittsburgh

September 13-16 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

September 21-23 vs. San Francisco

September 24-26 vs. Milwaukee

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$9 Tickets Available for Four-Game Weekday Series vs. Cubs on September 25-28

ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 12, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals and McDonald’s are teaming up to bring back Ticketfest, a special discount ticket promotion for fans to experience one of the best rivalries in all of sports.  On sale now, fans can purchase tickets for just $9 to watch the Cardinals take on National League Central Division foe, the Chicago Cubs, at Busch Stadium on September 25-28.

The $9 tickets are on sale now and are available while supplies last.  Tickets are limited to eight per customer.  To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/mcdonalds.

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#Join4Joe Bone Marrow Drive & Grateful Dead Tribute Night Highlight Twelfth Homestand at Busch

ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 7, 2017 – The Cardinals return to Busch Stadium in the midst of a push towards the top of the N.L. Central Division and a N.L. Wild Card spot after their recent 10-game road trip.  The six-game homestand begins with a three-game weekend set against the Pittsburgh Pirates (September 8-10) and concludes with a three games versus the Cincinnati Reds (September 12-14).  The twelfth homestand of the year is highlighted by the second annual #Join4Joe Bone Marrow Donor Drive, Rally Cat Appreciation Day and Old School Wrestling Night.

Friday, September 8, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:15 p.m.

  • Adult Kelly Green Cardinals Jersey Promotional Giveaway: 30,000 ticketed fans, ages 16 and older, will receive a unique Cardinals Kelly Green Jersey.  Presented by Cooper Tire. (#CardsPromo)
  • Country Music Theme Night: Grab your boots and head down to Busch Stadium for Country Music Night presented by Q in the Lou.  With the purchase of a special theme ticket, fans will receive one-of-a-kind country-themed Cardinals snapback hat.  Come early and enjoy a pregame concert in Riverview Corner by American Idol winner and lifelong Cardinals fan, Trent Harmon, beginning at 5:30.  Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item.  For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme.  (#CardsTheme)
  • 2017 Roberto Clemente Award Nominee: During a pregame ceremony, Adam Wainwright will be recognized as the Cardinals’ 2017 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.  The league-wide winner of the Roberto Clemente Award, who will be announced during the 2017 World Series, will be selected among the group of nominees via a blue ribbon panel.  Fans can vote for the overall winner of the Roberto Clemente Award via a dedicated website.  The winner of the fan voting, which will run from October 2-6, will count as one vote among those cast by the blue ribbon panel.
  • 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 Cardinals Hall of Fame catcher Ted Simmons.  For more information or to purchase tickets to the museum, visitcardinals.com/museum. (#CardsMuseum)
  • Trevor’s Troops: Trevor Rosenthal will host a group from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for tonight’s game as part of his Trevor’s Troops player ticket program.  Prior to the 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.  Presented by Scott Credit Union.
  • Pregame Poms/Cheer/Dance Performances: Prior to the game, groups from Chesterfield Bears Cheerleading, Lindenwood University-Belleville Lynx Cheer & Dance, McKendree University Cheer & Dance and O’Faolain Academy of Irish Dance will perform in the Ford Plaza beginning around 5:30 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.  (#CardsCare5050)
  • 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 will be located by Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3, inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club.

Saturday, September 9, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (6:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 4:15 p.m.

  • Adult Quarter Zip Pullover Promotional Giveaway: 30,000 ticketed fans, ages 16 and older, will take home a Cardinals Quarter Zip Pullover, compliments of Shane Co. (#CardsPromo)
  • #Join4Joe Bone Marrow Donor Drive: For the second consecutive year, the Cardinals, in conjunction with the St. Louis Baseball Writers and Be the Match, will host the #Join4Joe bone marrow donor drive just outside the Family Pavilion in Ford Plaza from 4:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to add individuals to the national registry and honor the legacy of Joe Strauss, a longtime Cardinals beat writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch who passed away in December 2015 at the age of 54 after a courageous battle fighting leukemia.  Volunteers will be assisting those interested in joining the national marrow registry complete the short process, which typically takes about 15 minutes.  Those unable to attend can learn more about the #Joine4Joe drive and join the national registry by requesting a donor kit anytime at cardinals.com/join4joe.
  • Saturday Signings at the Museum: Former Cardinals closer Ryan Franklin will sign autographs at the Cardinals Museum from 2:00 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 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Busch II Infield outside Cardinals Nation.  Visit cardinals.com/museum for more information.  Presented by Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company. (#CardsMuseum)
  • Pregame Poms/Cheer/Dance Performances: Prior to the game, groups from Bordeau Dance Studio, Hillsboro High School Cheer, North County Raiderettes, O’Fallon Golden Girls Dance, Ritenour High School Cheerleading and Tammy’s Tumbling will perform in Riverview Corner beginning around 4:30 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.  (#CardsCare5050)
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction by Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3 and inside 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 10, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (1:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

  • Build-A-Bear Cardinals Pup Promotional Giveaway: 12,000 kids, ages 15 and younger entering with a ticket, will take home their very own Cardinals Pup, courtesy of Build-A-Bear Workshop.  (#CardsPromo)
  • Rally Cat Appreciation Theme Day: Celebrate everybody’s favorite new feline at Busch Stadium on Rally Cat Appreciation Day.  With the purchase of a special theme ticket, fans will receive an exclusive Rally Cat Cardinals t-shirt.  Additionally, a portion of each theme ticket sold will be donated to Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation and St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach.  Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item.  For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/rallycat.  (#CardsTheme)
  • Prairie Farms Kids Run the Bases: Following the game, fans ages 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 frozen treats (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. (#CardsCare5050)
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction by Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3 and inside 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 12, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

  • Willie McGee Budweiser Bash Theme Night: Fans who purchase this special Bud Bash theme ticket receive a voucher for a limited edition Willie McGee mini bobblehead as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1987 National League Championship team.  VIP ticket-holders will also have access to a pregame autograph session with Willie.  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) (#CardsTheme)
  • Old School Wrestling Theme Night:  Grab your tag team partner and enter the ring for Old School Wrestling Night at Busch Stadium.  Fans that purchase a special theme ticket will take home a specially designed Cardinals World Championship Belt t-shirt.  Come early for a pregame autograph session and meet & greet featuring old-school legends “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat and Road Warrior Animal from 5:45-6:45! Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item.  For more information, visit cardinals.com/theme.  (#CardsTheme)
  • Tsunami Waves: Carlos Martínez will host a group from The Venezuelan Society of Missouri for tonight’s game as part of his Tsunami Waves player ticket program.  Prior to the 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.  Presented by Scott Credit Union.
  • Suburban Journals Groom’s Cake Dive: Come witness the fun as 12 grooms-to-be dive headfirst into a multi-tiered wedding cake.  The 4th annual Suburban Journals Groom’s Cake Dive presented by St. Louis Best Bridal will take place at approximately 6:30 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.
  • Pregame Poms/Cheer/Dance Performances: Prior to the game, groups from Mehlville Pantherettes, Parkway Central High School Dance, Roxana High School Dance, St. Dominic High School Cheer and Triad Middle School & High School Cheer will perform in the Ford Plaza beginning around 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 will be located by Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3, inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

  • Grateful Dead Tribute Theme Night: Dead Freaks Unite! Head on down to Busch Stadium for Grateful Dead Tribute Night.  Fans that purchase a special theme ticket will receive an exclusive Grateful Dead-themed Cardinals t-shirt.  Come early and enjoy a pregame concert in Riverview Corner by St. Louis’ favorite Dead tribute band, Jake’s Leg, starting at 5:45.  Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item.  For more information, visit cardinals.com/gratefuldead. (#CardsTheme)
  • Trevor’s Troops: Trevor Rosenthal will host a group from USO Missouri for tonight’s game as part of his Trevor’s Troops player ticket program.  Prior to the 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.  Presented by Scott Credit Union.
  • Pregame Poms/Cheer/Dance Performances: Prior to the game, groups from Cardinal Ritter Spirit Squad, Natural AllStars Impact Cheer and Timberland High School Dance will perform in the Ford Plaza beginning around 6:00 p.m.

  • Purina Pet Adoption: Join us for Purina’s Better Together Pet Adoption Days at the Ballpark.  Head to Ford Plaza prior to the games to meet adoptable furry friends from the Animal Protective Association (APA) and the Belleville area Humane Society.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction by Gate 1 (Section 137) and Gate 3 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.

Thursday, September 14, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (12:45 p.m.)

Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

  • Career Day Theme Event: Join the St. Louis Cardinals, FOX 2 and KPLR Channel 11 for the 13th 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 presentation, 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 activities, a ticket to the game, as well as a voucher for a free jumbo hot dog, soda and chips.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/careerday.  (#CardsTheme)
  • Memphis Grizzlies Regional Caravan Tour: The Memphis Grizzlies invite fans of all ages to join them in celebrating the start of the 2017-18 NBA season from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Ford Plaza as part of their 5th 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.
  • Great Clips Charity Haircuts: During the game, fans can root for the Redbirds 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 by Gate 1 (Section 137) and Gate 3 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

#CardsRatPack Campaign Launched to Honor Whitey Herzog

On June 9, the St. Louis Cardinals formally launched #CardsRatPack to honor Hall of Fame Manager Whitey Herzog and raise money for the Whitey Herzog Youth Foundation.  The campaign will center on a pack of 24 illustrated baseball cards that come to life as part of a weekly cartoon series on the team’s digital and social media platforms designed to convey an important part of Whitey’s life, career and the pack of players he managed.

The animated series debuted on Wednesday, July 12, and new episodes will be released via the Cardinals’ social media pages each Wednesday (#WhiteyballWednesday) and Friday (#FredbirdFriday).  Additionally, the team will release a limited number of corresponding illustrated #CardsRatPack baseball cards that will be distributed at Fredbird Friday event locations.

The team is also encouraging fans to show their affection for the White Rat all season long by sharing video memories, photographs and other messages via social media using the hashtag #CardsRatPack.  As part of the #CardsRatPack campaign, the team is sponsoring a one-of-a-kind video contest asking fans to share their favorite Whiteyball memory for a chance to have their personal video transformed into a professionally animated cartoon that would punctuate the #CardsRatPack series.  Fans can learn more about the campaign and video contest at cardinals.com/ratpack.

Paper Yadi

With his recent contract extension through 2020, Yadier Molina joins an elite group of players who could play their entire career with one team.  Let Yadi know how happy you are he will be a career Cardinal by taking a photo of yourself with Paper Yadi and sharing on social with #YadiYadiYadi.  You may even see your Paper Yadi post on the club’s social media pages or on the Busch Stadium scoreboard!  Go to cardinals.com/yadi to download and print your Paper Yadi today.

Mobile Friendly Fan Food Guide

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

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.

Pham, Whitey and Sierra Highlight New Cardinals Magazine

He’s edgy and plays with a motor that always runs full-speed, reminding Cardinals Nation of its hard-charging heroes of yesteryear.  He’s also driven and demanding of himself, never taking his spot on the roster for granted.  He’s Tommy Pham, the man providing a serious spark at the plate, on the bases and in the outfield for a Cardinals team making a push in the N.L. Central Division.  The outfielder is on the cover of the new edition of Cardinals Magazine, sliding into the spotlight with a remarkable story of perseverance across 12 years in the organization.

Another Cardinal showing off his wheels is Magneuris Sierra, the speedy outfielder who started this season in Class A and jumped all the way to the majors.  We also catch up with a Cardinals legend who knows plenty about speed—Hall of Fame Manager Whitey Herzog—as the club’s #CardsRatPack fan engagement campaign swing into high gear.  He shares stories behind some of the classic photos that defined one of the most electric eras in franchise history.

Pick up this must-read issue at retail locations throughout Busch Stadium, including from vendors inside stadium gates, team store locations, portable red merchandise carts, Majestic and Cardinals Authentics stores inside Ballpark Village and the Cardinals Authentics Shop in Ford Plaza.  Throughout metro St. Louis, the magazine is available for purchase at major retailers like Cardinals Clubhouse mall stores, Dierbergs, Schnucks, Shop ‘n Save, QuikTrip and Walgreens.

Print subscriptions are available at cardinals.com/magazine or by calling 314-345-9000.  Subscribe today and automatically receive a 20% discount on the 2017 Cardinals Yearbook.  For additional team coverage, follow Cardinals Magazine on Twitter @CardsMagazine and watch our weekly segments on the Cardinals Insider TV show. (#CardsMag25)

2017 Official Scorecard Celebrates Club’s 125th Anniversary

Featuring the cover artwork of acclaimed St. Louis illustrator Mike Right—the scorecard designer since 2003—this season’s scorecard celebrates the franchise’s 125th anniversary logo paired with 12 Cardinals utilized by the club through the decades. Inside, you’ll find a tutorial on how to keep score the “Cardinal Way,” a method practiced by club officials since the 1940s.

Purchase the scorecard individually—or with the latest edition of Cardinals Magazine for just $5—from Busch Stadium vendors inside the gates, team store locations, red merchandise carts and Cardinals Authentics. Purchase additional scorecards at cardinals.com/scorecard.

2017 Official Team Media Guide

The 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 Cardinals organization, along with the definitive history of the club since its inception, the 2017 Media Guide is the most comprehensive book about the Cardinals.  The 2017 Media Guide is available for $20 at the Official Cardinals Team Store, the Cardinals Authentics Shop or online at cardinals.com/mediaguide.

Cardinals Nation Restaurant and Bar

New for 2017, the Cardinals have launched the Cardinals Nation Food Truck.  Serving a combination of ballpark fare and unique culinary creations, the Cardinals Nation Food Truck will be located at 8th and Clark on game days, and will hit the streets around the city for lunch service.  The food truck menu consists of 10 entrée offerings including fan favorites from the Cardinals Nation Restaurant like the Cardinals Nation Nachos and Four Cheese Mac & Cheese, along with fun new selections such as Bacon Ribs and the Twisted Cheddar Brat.  In addition to taking part in local fairs and festivals, the food truck will be available for corporate and social events, catering and will be part of the Cardinals outreach throughout the St. Louis community.  Fans can follow the #CardsFoodTruck on Twitter @CardsFoodTruck for weekly truck location announcements.  To view the full menu, fans can visit cardinals.com/foodtruck.

Cardinals Nation will continue to host the Official Pre-Game Party of the St. Louis Cardinals.  This ticketed pep-rally style party is located in the Hall of Fame Club on the second floor, two and a half hours prior to every Cardinals home game during the 2017 season.  The exclusive pre-game event includes a full buffet menu, all-inclusive bar and a DJ or live music all the way until first pitch.  Tickets for the Opening Day Official Pre-Game Party are currently sold out.  Tickets for future Pre-Game Parties can be purchased at cardinals.com/pregame, at any Busch Stadium box office or at the Cardinals Museum.

Open daily, Cardinals Nation is the year-round home to Cardinals fans offering a variety of weekly programming and special events.  This season, fans won’t want to miss the following highlights:

  • Happy Hour at Cardinals Nation: Enjoy $5 souvenir drafts and lemonades along with your choice of five different $5 appetizer selections: Buffalo Wings, Smothered Bratzel, Mini Corn Dogs, Pulled Pork Sliders and Burger Sliders every MondayFriday, excluding home game dates, from 3–7p.m.
  • $3 Thursdays: Enjoy $3 Budweiser family pints, call cocktails and house win while you take part in interactive games, trivia and giveaways with DJ Joe every Thursday, excluding home game dates, from 4–10p.m.

Ballpark Village

Ballpark Village is the premiere dining, drinking, and entertainment destination in the region.  Located in the heart of St. Louis’ central business district adjacent to Busch Stadium, Ballpark Village hosts events 365 days a year, providing patrons with a variety of entertainment, food and beverage, and on-site parking in one location.

No ticket, no problem!  Ballpark Village offers an unprecedented watch party experience with over 1,200 square feet of TVs, direct stadium feed, Budweiser Brew House Deck Parties post-game every Friday with DJ Todd Thomas and Official Cardinals Away Game Watch Parties with premium giveaways.

Cardinals Authentics

Cardinals Authentics will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1967 World Series Championship team by offering autographed pictures, baseballs and other memorabilia from Mike Shannon,Orlando Cepeda, Lou Brock, Bob Gibson and Red Schoendienst including a framed, limited edition, enlarged print of a World Series Game 4 ticket signed by all five players and a limited number (#’d to 67) of autographed and inscribed baseballs by Bob Gibson celebrating his three World Series wins.  Cardinals Authentics will also commemorate the 125th anniversary of the franchise with unique collectible items as well.

Fans can pre-order game-used bases for any game in the 2017 season by calling 314.345.9851 or emailing gameused@cardinals.com.

Fans can visit one of the two Cardinals Authentics locations inside Cardinals Nation or in the Ford Plaza to shop for authentic Cardinals gear and to take home a piece of the game.  Cardinals Authentics specializes in official, game-used, limited edition and autographed memorabilia direct from the club.  Both shops offer a great selection of current and vintage Cardinals apparel, as well as one-of-a-kind collectibles.  The Cardinals Nation location is open daily from 10:00 a.m.—8:00 p.m. (April-October) and 10:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m. (November-March).  On game nights, the Ford Plaza shop will remain open 30 minutes after last pitch while the Cardinals Nation shop will remain open one hour after the final pitch.  Visit cardinals.com/authentics or follow them on Twitter @CardsAuthentics.  (#CardsAuthentics)

Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

The Cardinals have launched a new museum membership level for fans desiring the most premier level of benefits. Benefits of the Ultimate Cardinals Museum Membership include a bronze mini plaque engraved with the member’s name, an autographed bat and baseball from a Cardinals Hall of Famer, VIP seating for two at the Cardinals Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and much more.

The Cardinals are proud to continue to offer the Individual ($50) and Family ($85) Museum Membership options for fans in 2017.  Membership benefits include unlimited museum admission for one year, guest passes, limited edition bobbleheads of Dizzy Dean and Ted Simmons, discounts to the Cardinals Authentics Shop & Cardinals Nation Restaurant, and access to select presales and member-only events.  Visit cardinals.com/membership for a detailed list of membership benefits.

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 22,000 memorabilia items and hundreds of thousands of archival photographs.  Be sure to check out this year’s special gallery, Women in Baseball: How They Made History, which examines women’s involvement and contributions to St. Louis baseball and the game at large.  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 Work #4AGreenerGame

For the first time in Busch Stadium’s history, the Cardinals will be purchasing enough Renewable Energy Credits from Ameren Missouri Pure Power to offset 100% of the energy consumption used at the ballpark for every regular season game in 2017.

The Cardinals Knight FM 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).

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.  Established in 1997, Cardinals Care has invested over $22 million to support St. Louis area children and built or renovated 23 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods.  Most recently, the Cardinals dedicated Dexter Fowler Field at Hess Park in Decatur, Ill. in July.  Fans can view the entire list of Cardinals Care youth baseball fields at cardinals.com/youthfields.

This season marks the 14th 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 learn how to support Cardinals Care by visiting cardinals.com/community.

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

  • Cardinals Care 6K Run/Walk: Registration is now open for the eighth annual Cardinals Care 6K and One Mile Fun Run set for Sunday, September 17 at 8:06 a.m.  Those interested in participating are encouraged to register and learn more at cardinalscare.org (#CardsCare6K).
  • 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 Insider with Ozzie Smith

Cardinals Insider, the club’s weekly half-hour new magazine television show, made its season debut on March 26 with new host Ozzie Smith.  Now in its second season, Cardinals Insider with Ozzie Smith is available within 17 television markets in eight states.  Over the offseason, a new digital newsroom was constructed within the Cardinals press box to house the team’s multimedia video unit.  Five full-time journalists were hired to provide fans with behind the scenes access and daily content for the team’s various digital and social platforms including cardinals.com, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The show features a mix of news, player profiles, exclusive interviews, in-depth features, and a look back in team history with exclusive content from the team’s large archive and extensive museum collection.  In addition to offering fans an unprecedented view behind the scenes with the team, the show also places a strong emphasis on fan engagement and leveraging the team’s social media to enrich the viewer experience.  New episodes air locally on KSDK every Sunday at 10:00 a.m.  More information about the show, including previous episodes and a full list of affiliates and show times, can be found at cardinals.com/insider.  (#CardsInsider)

Fredbird Fridays

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/fredbirdfridays for more details (#FredbirdFriday).

Cardinals Fan Engagement Video Initiatives

#CardsFanFlix is the St. Louis Cardinals ongoing fan engagement initiative developed to encourage fans to create videos that celebrate the team.  Throughout the season, the Cardinals sponsor a variety of promotions, contests and campaigns under the umbrella of #CardsFanFlix asking fans to creatively use video to demonstrate their enthusiasm and support of the team while also having some fun:

  • The Second Annual Cardinals Treasure Hunt Fan Video Contest launched on August 1, encouraging fans to submit videos sharing the stories behind their most treasured piece of Cardinals memorabilia.  To participate in the contest, fans are asked to submit a video, two minutes in length or less, that creatively showcases their most valued collectible item and details the personal story behind the piece. The fan who submits the winning video will win a year-long membership to the Cardinals Museum, as well as a VIP game experience that includes four Field Box tickets and a field visit before the Cardinals game versus the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, September 29, 2017.  The contest runs through September 15.  Fans can enter their video submission and view other video entries at cardinals.com/treasurehunt.

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 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.

The Cardinals have also launched a Spanish language Twitter account (@cardenales) and Facebook account (facebook.com/stlcardenales) in an effort to reach a rapidly growing segment of the team’s domestic and international fan base.  Followers will see real time updates about the Cardinals and unique Spanish language content designed to take fans behinds the scenes with the team.  Furthermore, Los Cardenales, a dedicated Spanish language video page, has been added to the team’s website at cardinals.com/loscardenales.  Join the conversation using #STLCardenales.

Prohibited Items & Bag Inspection Policy

Fans are still allowed to bring their own food and beverages into Busch Stadium for all 81 games.  However, some items will no longer be permitted to be brought through the gates.  Outside cups (e.g. fast food/gas stations cups), mugs and thermoses are prohibited.  All drinks must be factory sealed, in clear plastic bottles no larger than two (2) liters,

Multi-compartment backpacks are no longer permitted inside the ballpark.  Duffel bags, tote bags, cinch bags, diaper bags and purses no larger than 16” x 16” x 8” are still allowed.  Additionally, ice packs are prohibited unless required for a medical condition.  Fans can still bring loose ice to keep food and beverages cold.  For a full list of permitted and prohibited items, visit cardinals.com/security.

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 view the Dynamic Deals at cardinals.com/dynamicdeal.
  • 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 2017 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.

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