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Game Will Be Made Up Tomorrow Night (Thursday April 27th) at 6:15 p.m. as Part of a Split Double Header

ST. LOUIS, MO April 26, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced that their game against the Toronto Blue Jays scheduled for 7:15 p.m. tonight has been postponed due to the continuous rain forecasted throughout the afternoon and night.

The two teams will make up tonight’s scheduled game tomorrow evening at 6:15 p.m. as part of a day/night split double-header.  Fans holding tickets to tonight’s game should use those same tickets for admittance to tomorrow’s 6:15 p.m. make-up game.

The first game tomorrow will start as scheduled at 12:45 p.m., with gates opening at 11:15 a.m.   Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. for the 6:15 p.m. make-up game.

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Green Week, Law Enforcement & Firefighters Appreciation Nights Highlight Third Homestand at Busch

ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 25, 2017 – After taking three of four games from the Brew Crew in Milwaukee, the Redbirds return to Busch Stadium for the first of two 10-game homestands in 2017—their longest of the season.  The homestand kicks off with a three-game interleague matchup with the Toronto Blue Jays (April 25-27), continues with three games against the Cincinnati Reds (April 28-30) and concludes with a four-game series versus the Milwaukee Brewers (May 1-4).  The homestand is highlighted by annual Green Week festivities, the 2017 Cardinals Hall of Fame Induction Class announcement, Photo Day and a Carlos Martínez and Matt Carpenter double bobblehead.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Toronto Blue Jays (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

  • Lou Brock Budweiser Bash Theme Night: Fans who purchase this special Bud Bash Theme Ticket receive a voucher for a limited edition Lou Brock mini bobblehead as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1967 World Series Champion team.  For more info, or to purchase general tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme (#BudBash).
  • Redbird Rookies Rawlings Gold Glove Ceremony: Six children from the club’s Redbird Rookies community program will be honored on the field before tonight’s game.  In order to qualify for the Gold Glove Award the children had to attend all four Redbird Rookies off-field events and complete an application that included specific tasks for different age groups.  The applications were evaluated by Cardinals Care staff and two participants in each of the three ages groups were selected as winners.  Each winner received four Field Box tickets to tonight’s game, an opportunity to meet a Cardinals player and will be presented with a personalized glove from Rawlings. (#CardsCare)
  • 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, April 26, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Toronto Blue Jays (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

  • Law Enforcement Appreciation Theme Night: The Cardinals and Major League Baseball are teaming up to honor law enforcement officers and their families for Law Enforcement Appreciation Night.  Fans who purchase this special theme night ticket will receive an exclusive Cardinals Law Enforcement hat.  Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item.  A portion of each ticket sold will benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.  Tickets are currently sold out.  For more information, visit cardinals.com/lawenforcement. (#CardsTheme)
  • Green Week – Shoe Collection: The Cardinals, in partnership with Shoeman Water Projects, will collect shoes inside Busch Stadium gates before the game.  Fans are asked to clean out their closets of any unwanted, gently-used shoes, tie or band them together and drop them in the designated shoe collection bins.  Shoeman creates clean drinking water for those in need by selling shoes to exporters for resale and then using the money generated from those sales to purchase well-drilling rigs and water purification systems in developing countries.  For more information about Green Week, visitcardinals.com/greenweek.  (#4AGreenerGame)
  • Green Week – Operation Food Search Presentation: In a ceremony prior to the game, Operation Food Search will recognize the Cardinals and the team’s concessionaire, Delaware North Sportservice.  Together, the Cardinals and Delaware North Companies have diverted nearly 79,000 pounds of unused food from concessions stands in Busch Stadium to Operation Food Search since 2010, which reduces the amount of waste going to landfills.  When food decomposes in landfills, it becomes a source of greenhouse gas emissions.  The Cardinals are exceeding their food recovery goals, which results in decreasing greenhouse gas emissions and slowing climate change while contributing to Operation Food Search’s efforts of feeding 200,000 of our neighbors in need  (#4AGreenerGame).
  • Battle at Busch: 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 battle features The Faded Truth and The Revolutioners.  Gate 6 will open at 5:15 p.m. for the event.  Performances begin at 5:45 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.  The top four scoring bands of the summer will be invited back to play on September 26 in the Battle at Busch finals for the grand prize package.  Tickets are available for $10.57 to each Battle at Busch game by going to cardinals.com/battleatbusch.
  • Piscotty’s Pals: Stephen Piscotty will host a group from the Down Syndrome Association for tonight’s game as part of his Piscotty’s Pals player ticket program.  Prior to the game, the group will get to watch batting practice from the field and meet with Stephen in the dugout to take pictures and ask questions.
  • 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, April 27, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Toronto Blue Jays (12:45 p.m.)

Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

  • Green Week – Shoe Collection: The Cardinals, in partnership with Shoeman Water Projects, will collect shoes inside Busch Stadium gates before the game.  Fans are asked to clean out their closets of any unwanted, gently-used shoes, tie or band them together and drop them in the designated shoe collection bins.  Shoeman creates clean drinking water for those in need by selling shoes to exporters for resale and then using the money generated from those sales to purchase well-drilling rigs and water purification systems in developing countries.  For more information about Green Week, visit cardinals.com/greenweek.  (#4AGreenerGame)
  • Great Clips Charity Haircuts: During the game, fans can root for the Redbirds and shape up their roots with a visit to the 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.

Friday, April 28, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:15 p.m.

  • Bruce Sutter Garden Gnome Promotional Giveaway: The first 30,000 ticketed fans, ages 16 and older, will leave with an exclusive Bruce Sutter garden gnome.  (#CardsPromo)
  • Cardinals 2017 Hall of Fame Induction Announcement: The fourth elected Cardinals Hall of Fame induction class will be revealed on FOX Sports Midwest tonight during a 30-minute pregame television special at 6:00 p.m. CT.  The 2017 Cardinals Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 26.
  • Green Week – Redbird Garden: The Cardinals and Delaware North Sportservice, in collaboration with Urban Harvest STL, will commemorate the newly installed Redbird Garden during a pregame field ceremony.  The hydroponic garden, located in the Level 3 elevator landing above Gate 6, features herbs (Thyme, Sage, etc.) and fresh greens (Kale, etc.) that Sportservice chefs will harvest for use in salads at Busch Stadium. (#4AGreenerGame)
  • Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest: Nathan’s Famous will host a local regional qualifier for their Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest at 6:00 p.m. in the Ford Plaza.  The top male and female finishers in this event will qualify for a seat at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, Brooklyn where they will face reigning champions Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo.
  • 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 item relates to the Marvelous Musical Mississippi Mudcat Band.  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.
  • 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, April 29, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (1:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

  • Carlos Martínez & Matt Carpenter Double Bobblehead Promotional Giveaway: The first 30,000 ticketed fans, ages 16 and older, will receive a one-of-a-kind Carlos Martínez and Matt Carpenter double bobblehead highlighting the Cardinals’ post-home run, water splash celebration.  Presented by SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.  (#CardsPromo)
  • Photo Day: Prior to the game, fans will be allowed on the field to get up-close and personal photos of their favorite Cardinals players, coaches and Fredbird.  Field access is on a first-come, first-served basis and will begin approximately 10 minutes after gates open.  Weather permitting.  Fans are encouraged to share their photos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat using #CardsPhotoDay.
  • Green Week – Shoe Collection: The Cardinals, in partnership with Shoeman Water Projects, will collect shoes inside Busch Stadium gates before the game.  Fans are asked to clean out their closets of any unwanted, gently-used shoes, tie or band them together and drop them in the designated shoe collection bins.  Shoeman creates clean drinking water for those in need by selling shoes to exporters for resale and then using the money generated from those sales to purchase well-drilling rigs and water purification systems in developing countries.  For more information about Green Week, visit cardinals.com/greenweek.  (#4AGreenerGame)
  • Saturday Signings at the Museum: Former Cardinals outfielder Ken Oberkfell will sign autographs at the Cardinals Museum from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  In addition to having a valid admission to the museum, fans must have an autograph line ticket, which are free and will be distributed beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Busch II Infield outside Cardinals Nation.  Visit cardinals.com/museum for more information.
  • 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.

Sunday, April 30, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (1:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

  • Carlos Martínez Kids Home White Jersey Promotional Giveaway: All kids ages 15 and younger will receive a replica Carlos Martínez home white jersey, courtesy of Powerade and Shop ‘n Save.  Size exchanges can be made at the Riverview Corner kiosk until 2:45 p.m.  (#CardsPromo)
  • Home Run Against Hunger Food Drive: The Cardinals, in partnership with Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance and Feeding Missouri, are hosting a food drive in the Ballpark Village parking lot before today’s contest from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Fans who bring a non-perishable food donation or make a monetary donation will receive a voucher for two tickets to an upcoming 2017 Cardinals game.
  • Green Week – Shoe Collection: The Cardinals, in partnership with Shoeman Water Projects, will collect shoes inside Busch Stadium gates before the game.  Fans are asked to clean out their closets of any unwanted, gently-used shoes, tie or band them together and drop them in the designated shoe collection bins.  Shoeman creates clean drinking water for those in need by selling shoes to exporters for resale and then using the money generated from those sales to purchase well-drilling rigs and water purification systems in developing countries.  For more information about Green Week, visitcardinals.com/greenweek.  (#4AGreenerGame)
  • Green Week – Volunteer Recognition: During pregame ceremonies, the Cardinals will honor our outstanding Green Team volunteers.  During Green Week, and all season long, the St. Louis Cardinals Knight FM Green Team walks down the aisles of the seating bowl in-between innings and collect recyclables from fans while promoting recycling at Busch Stadium.  In exchange for their services, they are able to watch the game in standing room only sections of Busch Stadium.  For more information, visit cardinals.com/green (#4AGreenerGame).
  • Honorary First Pitch: World War II Veteran & Pearl Harbor survivor Lieutenant Jim Downing will throw out a ceremonial first pitch before today’s game.
  • Kids Free Ticket Voucher: All ticketed-fans, ages 15 and younger, will receive a free ticket voucher for a 2017 home game courtesy of Ritz.
  • Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday: Starting two hours prior to the game, bring the entire family to Ford Plaza for games, prizes and free North Star ice cream (while supplies last).
  • 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.
  • 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. 

Monday, May 1, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

  • St. Louis Blues Themed Batting Practice Jerseys Auction:  Online auctions for 39 autographed Blues-themed batting practice jerseys worn by Cardinal players prior to last year’s Blues Theme Night on September 28, 2016 begins today.  The auctions will end on Sunday, May 7, at 8:59 p.m.  Proceeds from the online jersey auction will benefit Cardinals Care.  Fans can bid at cardinals.com/community.
  • All-Star Balloting Launch: Online balloting for the 2017 MLB All-Star Game launches today at cardinals.com/vote.  The 88th edition of MLB’s Midsummer Classic will take place at Marlins Park in Miami, Fla. on Tuesday, July 11 and is set to be the first since 2002 where the outcome does not determine home-field advantage for the World Series.
  • Live from the UMB Champions Club: KMOX will perform tonight’s radio broadcast from Busch Stadium’s premier all-inclusive ticketed area, the UMB Champions Club.
  • Trevor’s Troops: Trevor Rosenthal will host a group from Walker Scottish Rite 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.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

  • College Theme Night II: The St. Louis Cardinals invite students, faculty and staff of local colleges and universities to the second of two College Nights of the season.  Fans who purchase the $20 theme night ticket receive a Cardinals College Night t-shirt.  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).
  • Tom Pagnozzi Budweiser Bash Theme Night: Fans who purchase this special Bud Bash Theme Ticket receive a voucher for a limited edition Tom Pagnozzi 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 Pags.  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).
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar Athletes: Over 150 high school senior athletes, recognized by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for their excellence in the classroom and on the field, will take part in a pregame parade around the warning track before tonight’s game.
  • Spanish Audio Broadcast: The Cardinals will stream eight Spanish language home audio broadcasts via cardinals.com and the MLB.com At Bat mobile app in 2017.  The club will produce the game’s broadcast in cooperation with La Ke Buena Spanish internet radio to provide game play-by-play from announcer Polo Ascencio and color commentary from former Cardinals Assistant Hitting Coach Bengie Molina.
  • Live from the UMB Champions Club: FOX Sports Midwest will broadcast this evening’s game from Busch Stadium’s premier all-inclusive ticketed area, the UMB Champions Club.
  • Fowler’s Friends: Dexter Fowler will host a group from Urban Future for tonight’s game as part of his Fowler’s Friends player ticket program.  Prior to the game, the group will get to watch batting practice from the field and meet with Dexter in the dugout to take pictures and ask questions.
  • 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, May 3, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

  • Cardinals Care Spring Grant Ceremony: In an afternoon ceremony, Cardinals Care will distribute more than $135,000 to 77 area nonprofit groups that support local kids.  A Cardinals player, executives and Fredbird will all take part in the afternoon event (#CardsCare).
  • Firefighters Appreciation Theme Night: The Cardinals are partnering with The Hartford and the company’s Junior Fire Marshal program to celebrate our brave men and women in uniform and their families for Firefighters Appreciation Night.  Fans who purchase this special theme night ticket will receive a unique Cardinals firefighter t-shirt.  Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item.  Additionally, children can visit The Hartford’s Junior Fire Marshal booths in the Ford Plaza or Riverview Corner to receive a free Junior Fire Marshal helmet and fire safety educational materials.  A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to The Backstoppers, Inc.  To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit cardinals.com/firefighters. (#CardsTheme)
  • Boy/Girl Scouts Theme Night II: The St. Louis Cardinals invite all Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and their families to enjoy Scout Night at the ballpark.  This is the second of three Scouts Nights for the 2017 season.  For just $14, each scout receives a ticket to the game as well as a voucher which can be exchanged for a Cardinals scout patch.  Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item.  For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme (#CardsTheme)
  • Spanish Audio Broadcast: The Cardinals will stream eight Spanish language home audio broadcasts via cardinals.com and the MLB.com At Bat mobile app in 2017.  The club will produce the game’s broadcast in cooperation with La Ke Buena Spanish internet radio to provide game play-by-play from announcer Polo Ascencio and color commentary from former Cardinals Assistant Hitting Coach Bengie Molina.
  • Pregame Poms/Cheer/Dance Performances: Prior to the game, groups from Dance Experience Performing Arts, Meghan Torno School of Irish Dance and the Vineland Dragonettes & Dragon Dudes will perform in the Ford Plaza beginning around 5:45 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, May 4, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (12:45 p.m.)

Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

  • Great Clips Charity Haircuts: During the game, fans can root for the Redbirds and shape up their roots with a visit to the 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.

MORE HOMESTAND INFORMATION

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.

New Concessions

Delaware North Sportservice, the club’s concessionaire for more than 50 years, is preparing to welcome fans back to Busch Stadium.  Delaware North Executive Chef Larry Johnson and his culinary team have developed a few new menu items for the 2017 season, including:

  • Deluxe Sausages: Three different 1/3 pound links including our Old World Bratwurst, served with sauerkraut; our mild Italian Sausage, served with sautéed peppers and onions; and our medium heat Chorizo, served with sautéed peppers and onions.  All deluxe sausages are served exclusively at our “Crowd The Plate” stand in Section 148 and can be purchased a la carte for $9 or as a combo with tater tots for $14.25.
  • The Redbird: The winner of our Fan Food Challenge, the Redbird is a crispy breaded chicken breast, tossed in buffalo wing sauce, topped with Provel cheese and served on an egg Kaiser roll.  The Redbird will be served exclusively at our “Double Play Tap & Grill” stands located in Section 135 and the Perficient Perch in Section 359.  Served with tater tots for $14.

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.

Update 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.

Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

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

The Cardinals 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 Authentics

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 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.  Join us for a variety of entertainment before and after every single home game, including giveaways, games, and Todd Thomas!

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 Kids Club

The Cardinals Kids Club is the exclusive club for Redbird fans ages 13 and under.  The 2017 Kids Club membership package includes two tickets to a 2017 Cardinals game, access to the Member’s Only autograph party at Busch Stadium, first in-line access for Kids Run the Bases presented by Prairie Farms, a duffel bag, hat, lanyard, lapel pin, a Fredbird action figure and more.

Membership packages may be purchased at Busch Stadium at the Cardinals Kids Club kiosk located in Family Pavilion or online at cardinals.com/kidsclub.

Cardinals Magazine Kicks Off 25th Anniversary Season

Cardinals Magazine opens its quarter-century anniversary campaign with a must-read feature on fan favorite Matt Carpenter, who is taking on new roles and responsibilities for his team in 2017.  This April cover story features the ultimate compliment of No. 13 from “Charlie Hustle,” the incomparable Pete Rose, who describes Carpenter as his “favorite player” and someone he admires the way he plays the game.  Speaking of those held in high regard, we sit down with Jose Oquendo, the man mentored by George Kissell and someone who will help develop the future of the franchise in his new role with the organization.

Fans will enjoy the breadth of stories in the season-opening edition.  The first installment of our season-long 50th anniversary celebration of the 1967 World Championship season details the valuable contributions of Roger Maris, who brought his Yankee championship pedigree to the Cardinals.  In keeping with our 25th anniversary season, you’ll love the beginning of our season-long “Pages From Our Past” section, where we’ll showcase the people, performances and franchise-defining moments we watched and wrote about over an ever-changing quarter-century of Cardinals baseball.  You’ll also enjoy the debuts of three player-specific departments: #DearDexter, where the All-Star centerfielder answers questions from fans; The Lynn-Sider, a monthly column written by Lance Lynn; and East Meets West, featuring the views from opposite sides of the country from West Virginia native Jedd Gyorko and California kid Greg Garcia.  And you’ll appreciate our detailed look at the promising wave of young talent in the farm system!

New for 2017, Cardinals Magazine is now available at several additional 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 and digital subscriptions are available at cardinals.com/magazine or by calling 314-345-9000.  If you sign up today, you’ll receive 2 free tickets to a 2017 home game.  For additional team coverage, follow Cardinals Magazine on Twitter @CardsMagazine and watch our weekly segments on the Cardinals Insider TV show.

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.

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 22 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods.  Most recently, the Cardinals dedicated Adam Wainwright Field at Bob Russell Park in August 2016.

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/community or in a variety of ways:

  • Ted Savage RBI Golf Classic: Registration is open for the 28th annual Ted Savage RBI Golf classic on Tuesday, June 6 at the Norman K. Probstein Golf Course in Forest Park.  For sponsorship, registration or other information visit cardinals.com/golf on call Cardinals Care at 314-345-9958.
  • Cardinals Care 6K and One Mile Fun Run: 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 learn more and register at cardinalscare.org (#CardsCare6K).

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)

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).

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 (#Fredbird).

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 Take Me Out To The Ballgame Talent Video Contest was launched in March, encouraging fans to submit videos of them singing their best rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”  The winning video, which will be selected by a fan vote, will be shown on the scoreboard at Busch Stadium before the Cardinals—Rockies game on July 26.  The winner will also be treated to a VIP experience that includes 12 tickets to the game.  Fans may submit their videos until May 21, followed by finalists being voted on by fans online from June 2-30 at cardinals.com/talent (winner to be announced July 3).

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.

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.

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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Kids Ages 7-13 Can Learn Baseball Fundamentals from Former Cardinals Players & Coaches

ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 25, 2017 – Registration is now open for the 13th annual St. Louis Cardinals Alumni Kids Clinics presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors.

Each year, Cardinals Alumni Kids Clinics provide kids ages 7-13 with an opportunity to learn baseball fundamentals from former Cardinals players and coaches at a variety of locations throughout the greater St. Louis community.  Last year, nearly 1,500 kids participated in the clinics.

The 2017 Kids Clinics schedule begins Wednesday, June 7, in Highland, Illinois, and includes 14 dates around St. Louis.  For the third consecutive year, the Cardinals will host a clinic in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

At each half-day clinic, several Cardinals alumni provide small group instruction on pitching, hitting, base-running and other baseball fundamentals.  Every instructor at the Kids Clinics is a former Cardinals player or coach.  All participants receive a Kids Clinics goodie bag complete with Cardinals t-shirt, cap and two tickets to a 2017 game, as well as baseball cards for an autograph session with the alumni instructors, and prize drawings for great Cardinals items.

Registration is $85 per child.  To register for a Cardinals Alumni Kids Clinic, or for a list of instructors and more information, visit cardinals.com/clinics.  The full schedule follows:

Date Clinic Location Ages
Wed. June 7 Highland, Ill. (Glik Park) 7-9 year olds
Fri. June 9 Highland, Ill. (Glik Park) 10-13 year olds
Tues. June 13 Affton, Mo. Athletic Association 7-13 year olds
Thu. June 15 Ballwin, Mo. Athletic Association 7-13 year olds
Tues. June 20 Cape Girardeau, Mo. (Shawnee Park Sports Complex) 7-13 year olds
Thurs. June 22 Fairview Heights, Ill. (Longacre Park) 7-13 year olds
Tues. June 27 St. Peters, Mo. (Woodlands Park) 7-9 year olds
Thurs. June 29 St. Peters, Mo. (Woodlands Park) 10-13 year olds
Tues. July 11 Bridgeton, Mo. Municipal Athletic Complex 7-13 year olds
Thurs. July 13 Manchester, Mo. Athletic Association 7-13 year olds
Tues. July 18 Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex 7-9 year olds
Thurs. July 20 Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex 10-13 year olds
Tues. July 25 Arnold, Mo. Athletic Complex 7-13 year olds
Thurs. July 27 Belleville, Ill. (Khoury League) 7-13 year olds

 

About Academy Sports + Outdoors

Academy Sports + Outdoors is a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer with a unique assortment of quality hunting, fishing and camping equipment and gear along with sports and leisure products, footwear, apparel, patio sets, barbecue grills and much more.  The $4.6 billion company operates over 200 stores throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, where the company is based.  The Academy Sports + Outdoors philosophy is to deliver an unparalleled shopping experience by providing convenience, offering a broad selection of quality products, delivering exceptional customer service and selling the right stuff at everyday low prices.  For more information about Academy Sports + Outdoors visit academy.com, facebook.com/academy, twitter.com/academy, pinterest.com/academy, youtube.com/academy and instagram.com/academy.

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The Cardinals’ game on Saturday, April 22, at Milwaukee will be televised nationally on FS1. It’s the Cardinals’ first appearance on FS1 this season. Game coverage starts at 6 p.m. CT. The game will also be streamed on FOX Sports GO.

Note: If the preceding game on FS1, Nationals-Mets, runs long, Cardinals-Brewers will air on FOX Sports Midwest and be joined in progress on FS1.

FS1 can be found on:

Major video provider systems:

AT&T U-verse 652 (SD) and 1652 (HD)

Charter 43 and 211 (SD) and 811 (HD)

Comcast Xfinity (Downstate Illinois) 551 (SD) and 946 (HD)

DirecTV 219 (SD and HD)

Dish 150 (SD and HD)

Fidelity 66 (SD) and 466 (HD)

Mediacom (Iowa) 74 (SD) and 861 (HD)

Mediacom (Mid-Missouri) 163 and 408 (SD) and 761 (HD)

Mediacom (Springfield, Mo.) 72 (SD) and 760 (HD)

Other nearby cable systems:

Cable America — Maryland Heights, Mo. 56 and 539

Cass — Jerseyville, Ill. 234 and 274

Consolidated — Charleston, Ill. 26 and 727

Grafton Technologies — Jerseyville, Ill. 203

HomeTel – St. Jacob, Ill. 51 and 171

Madison Communications – Staunton, Ill. 32 and 732

New Wave — Taylorville, Carlinville, Greenville, Litchfield, Sparta, Ill. 25 and 216

Suddenlink (Branson) 57 (SD) and 734 (HD)

Suddenlink (Carthage) 127 (SD) and 734 (HD)

Suddenlink (Lamar) 113 (SD)

Suddenlink (Monett) 126 (SD) and 734 (HD)

Suddenlink (Nixa) 56 (SD) and 734 (HD)

Other cable subscribers locate FS1 channel information here.

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Milwaukee, Wisc., April 20, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced that prior to tonight’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers they will place infielder Jhonny Peralta (upper respiratory) on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 16.  The Cardinals will activate left-handed pitcher Tyler Lyons (right knee) from the D.L.

Lyons ended the 2016 campaign on the disabled list with a right knee stress reaction (7/31), missing the remainder of the season.  He has appeared in three rehabilitation games with the team’s Triple-A club, Memphis Redbirds, this season.  In his first rehab outing April 7 he allowed no runs in 3.1 IP at New Orleans, on April 12 he went 6.0 shutout innings allowing only two hits while fanning eight vs. Colorado Springs, and in his final rehab outing he gave up 2 runs in 4.2 IP vs. Oklahoma City (4/17).

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Exclusive Speaker Series Event with Hall of Fame Battery Mates Set for May 18 at Busch

ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 20, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals will host an exclusive Speaker Series event with Hall of Famers Bob Gibson and Tim McCarver on Thursday, May 18, from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at Busch Stadium.  As part of the event, Gibby and Tim will tell stories and share insights into their respective careers, 12 of which were spent together as teammates in St. Louis, during a 90-minute Q&A session with broadcaster Dan McLaughlin.

In addition to the program, fans that purchase a ticket will receive a baseball autographed by Gibson and McCarver, enjoy a cocktail party on the warning track, a photo opportunity with the 1967 World Series trophy and dinner and drinks in the UMB Champions Club.  VIP tickets are also available for the event and will feature an intimate cocktail reception with Gibson and McCarver, individual photos with the Hall of Famers and premium seating for the Q&A program.

One of the greatest pitchers in baseball history, Gibson is the Cardinals all-time leader in innings pitched (3885.1), wins (251), strikeouts (3117) complete games (255) and shutouts (56).  During his 17-year career with the club, Gibson won two N.L. Cy Young Awards (1968, 1970), the N.L. MVP (1968), nine Gold Glove Awards, two World Series MVP Awards (1964, 1967) and was named an All-Star nine times.  His 1.12 ERA in 1968 remains the lowest for a single-season in Major League history.  He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981.

Tim McCarver began his major league career in St. Louis and notched three World Series appearances (1964, 1967, 1968) and two All-Star Game selections (1966, 1967) during his 12 years with the Cardinals.  An all-around talent behind the plate, he finished second in N.L. MVP voting in 1967.  In Cardinals World Series play, McCarver ranks second in hits (23), third in RBI (11) and walks (10), first in triples (3), fifth in batting average (.311), and is the only catcher in franchise history to have caught two title-winning World Series Game 7’s.  He was elected to the broadcaster’s wing of the National Baseball Hall of Fame as the winner of the Ford C. Frick Award in 2012.

Tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime event are $225, or $325 for VIP tickets, and can be purchased at cardinals.com/speakerseries.

 

Cardinals Special Events

The St. Louis Cardinals special events team specializes in creating unique and memorable experiences.  Since its opening in 2006, Busch Stadium has proven to be a versatile venue for events large and small.  An iconic, uniquely St. Louis venue, Busch Stadium is home to the St. Louis Cardinals—one of the most storied franchises in baseball.  In addition to two epic World Championship celebrations, Busch Stadium has hosted over a thousand public events and private functions ranging from small corporate gatherings and weddings to record-setting concerts and world-class sporting events.  Learn more at cardinals.com/events (#CardsEvents).

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Ankiel Book Signing and First Batch of Theme Nights Highlight Brief Homestand vs. Pirates

ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 17, 2017 – The Cardinals return to Busch Stadium for a short three-game homestand versus Central division foe, the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The second homestand of the season is highlighted by four theme events including College Night, Scouts Night, Red Schoendienst Bud Bash and Weather Day.

Monday, April 17, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (6:05 p.m.)

ESPN National Broadcast

Gates open at 4:35 p.m.

  • Cardinals Poster Promotional Giveaway: The first 30,000 ticketed fans will receive a poster highlighting the team’s 125th anniversary, compliments of Shelter Insurance.  (#CardsPromo)
  • College Theme Night: The St. Louis Cardinals invite students, faculty and staff of local colleges and universities to the first of two College Nights of the season.  Fans who purchase the $20 theme night ticket receive an exclusive, limited edition Cardinals hoodie.  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).
  • Jackie Robinson Day: The Cardinals will recognize this past Saturday’s Jackie Robinson Day (April 15) with a short video during pregame ceremonies.
  • Pregame Poms/Cheer/Dance Performances: Prior to the game, groups from Kaskaskia College, Midwest Royal AllStars and O’Faolain Academy of Irish Dance will perform in the Ford Plaza beginning around 4:35 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.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

  • Boy/Girl Scouts Theme Night: The St. Louis Cardinals invite all Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and their families to enjoy Scout Night at the ballpark.  This is the first of three planned Scouts Nights for the 2017 season.  For just $14, each scout receives a ticket to the game as well as a voucher which can be exchanged for a Cardinals scout patch.  Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item.  For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme (#CardsTheme).
  • Red Schoendienst Budweiser Bash Theme Night: Fans who purchase this special Bud Bash Theme Ticket receive a voucher for a limited edition Red Schoendienst mini bobblehead as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1967 World Series Champion team.  VIP ticket-holders will also have access to a pregame autograph session with Red.  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).
  • Rick Ankiel Book Signing: Former Cardinals outfielder/pitcher Rick Ankiel will sign copies of his new book, The Phenomenon: Pressure, the Yips, and the Pitch that Changed My Life, in the Cardinals Museum from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  A limited number of signing tickets—which include a copy of the book as well as admission to the Cardinals Museum—are on sale for $30 at cardinals.com/museum.  Rick will also throw out a ceremonial first pitch before the start of the tonight’s game.
  • 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.
  • Wainwright’s Winners: Adam Wainwright will host a group from Friends of Kids with Cancer for tonight’s game as part of his Wainwright’s Winners player ticket program.  Prior to the game, the group will get to watch batting practice from the field and meet with Adam in the dugout to take pictures and ask questions.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (12:45 p.m.)

Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

  • Weather Theme Day: Join us for Weather Day at Busch Stadium hosted by Chief Meteorologist Craig Moeller and the entire KSDK News Channel 5 On Your Side Weather Team for a pregame program to educate kids about the weather and its effects on the environment.  Geared towards elementary and middle school students, the all-new, interactive program teaches children about weather, and includes eye-popping experiments from the Saint Louis Science Center, an educational expo, lunch and tickets to the game all for just $16.  Visit cardinals.com/theme for more info.
  • 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.

MORE HOMESTAND INFORMATION

Update 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.

New Concessions

Delaware North Sportservice, the club’s concessionaire for more than 50 years, is preparing to welcome fans back to Busch Stadium.  Delaware North Executive Chef Larry Johnson and his culinary team have developed a few new menu items for the 2017 season, including:

  • Deluxe Sausages: Three different 1/3 pound links including our Old World Bratwurst, served with sauerkraut; our mild Italian Sausage, served with sautéed peppers and onions; and our medium heat Chorizo, served with sautéed peppers and onions.  All deluxe sausages are served exclusively at our “Crowd The Plate” stand in Section 148 and can be purchased a la carte for $9 or as a combo with tater tots for $14.25.
  • The Redbird: The winner of our Fan Food Challenge, the Redbird is a crispy breaded chicken breast, tossed in buffalo wing sauce, topped with Provel cheese and served on an egg Kaiser roll.  The Redbird will be served exclusively at our “Double Play Tap & Grill” stands located in Section 135 and the Perficient Perch in Section 359.  Served with tater tots for $14.

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.

Purina Pooches in the Ballpark

Tickets for the 13th annual Purina Pooches in the Ballpark game on Saturday, May 20 are on sale now at cardinals.com/pooches.  Each all-inclusive ticket is good for one person and one dog and includes an all-you-can-eat buffet with unlimited water, soda and beer, an exclusive pet goodie bag and access to the pregame costume parade around the Busch Stadium warning track.

Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

In March, Steve Carlton, Keith Hernandez, Jason Isringhausen, Tim McCarver, Mark McGwire, Edgar Renteria and Scott Rolen were revealed as the seven players nominated for possible induction into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame.  The seven modern ballot nominees were selected by a “Red Ribbon” committee of Cardinals baseball experts through a secret ballot process and appeared on the Cardinals Hall of Fame ballot online at cardinals.com/HOF presented by Edward Jones (#CardsHOF).  Voting concluded on April 14 and the fourth induction class will be announced on Friday, April 28 during a televised 30-minutes special on FOX Sports Midwest.

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

The Cardinals 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 Authentics

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 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 3–7p.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 4–10 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.  Join us for a variety of entertainment before and after every single home game, including giveaways, games, and Todd Thomas!

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.

On Saturday, April 22, Ballpark Village will host Rally on Clark Spring 2017, an outdoor music festival for fans 21 and over on the Busch II Infield from 12:00-5:00 p.m.  LA native, DJ Vice, will headline the event and features food trucks, a bounce house, inflatables, nitrogen gas and a beach ball drop.  Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here.  For all upcoming events at Ballpark Village, visit stlballparkvillage.com.

Cardinals Magazine Kicks Off 25th Anniversary Season

Cardinals Magazine opens its quarter-century anniversary campaign with a must-read feature on fan favorite Matt Carpenter, who is taking on new roles and responsibilities for his team in 2017.  This April cover story features the ultimate compliment of No. 13 from “Charlie Hustle,” the incomparable Pete Rose, who describes Carpenter as his “favorite player” and someone he admires the way he plays the game.  Speaking of those held in high regard, we sit down with Jose Oquendo, the man mentored by George Kissell and someone who will help develop the future of the franchise in his new role with the organization.

Fans will enjoy the breadth of stories in the season-opening edition.  The first installment of our season-long 50th anniversary celebration of the 1967 World Championship season details the valuable contributions of Roger Maris, who brought his Yankee championship pedigree to the Cardinals.  In keeping with our 25th anniversary season, you’ll love the beginning of our season-long “Pages From Our Past” section, where we’ll showcase the people, performances and franchise-defining moments we watched and wrote about over an ever-changing quarter-century of Cardinals baseball.  You’ll also enjoy the debuts of three player-specific departments: #DearDexter, where the All-Star centerfielder answers questions from fans; The Lynn-Sider, a monthly column written by Lance Lynn; and East Meets West, featuring the views from opposite sides of the country from West Virginia native Jedd Gyorko and California kid Greg Garcia.  And you’ll appreciate our detailed look at the promising wave of young talent in the farm system!

New for 2017, Cardinals Magazine is now available at several additional 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 and digital subscriptions are available at cardinals.com/magazine or by calling 314-345-9000.  If you sign up today, you’ll receive 2 free tickets to a 2017 home game.  For additional team coverage, follow Cardinals Magazine on Twitter @CardsMagazine and watch our weekly segments on the Cardinals Insider TV show.

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.

Cardinals Work #4AGreenerGame

The Cardinals will host its 8th annual Green Week at Busch from Tuesday, April 25 through Sunday, April 30.  To kick off Green Week festivities, the Cardinals and MERS Goodwill are hosting an electronics recycling and general donations drive on Friday, April 21 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Fans may drop off unused or unwanted computers and electronic equipment at donation trailers in the Lot C Parking Lot, located at the corner of 8th Street and Cerre Street, immediately south of I-64/40.  Visit cardinals.com/greenweek for full details.

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

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 22 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods.  Most recently, the Cardinals dedicated Adam Wainwright Field at Bob Russell Park in August 2016.

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.

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)

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.

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 Take Me Out To The Ballgame Talent Video Contest was launched in March, encouraging fans to submit videos of them singing their best rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”  The winning video, which will be selected by a fan vote, will be shown on the scoreboard at Busch Stadium before the Cardinals—Rockies game on July 26.  The winner will also be treated to a VIP experience that includes 12 tickets to the game.  Fans may submit their videos until May 21, followed by finalists being voted on by fans online from June 2-30 at cardinals.com/talent (winner to be announced July 3).

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.

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 (#Fredbird).

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.

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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Club to Kick Off Green Week with E-Cycling & General Donations Drive on April 21

ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 17, 2017 – In celebration of the 47th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, the St. Louis Cardinals will host its 8th annual Green Week at Busch Stadium from Tuesday, April 25 through Sunday, April 30.  Following is a list of the week’s activities designed to promote recycling and energy efficiency both inside and outside of Busch Stadium (#4AGreenerGame).

Friday, April 21

To kick off Green Week festivities, the Cardinals and MERS Goodwill will once again team up to host an electronics recycling and general donations drive on Friday, April 21.  Fans may drop off unused or unwanted computers and electronic equipment at donation trailers in the Lot C Parking Lot, located at the corner of 8th Street and Cerre Street, immediately south of I-64/40.  The donation drive runs from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with Fredbird on hand from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

All items will be accepted free of charge, and donors do not need to sort their items prior to dropping them off. Computers and computer accessories, phones (home and cell), clocks, VCRs, DVD players, stereos, AV equipment including cable and satellite boxes, and any other electronic devices (except TVs) will be accepted in any condition.  Televisions are no longer being accepted.  Goodwill will also accept any general donations including clothing, furniture, home décor, and housewares.  All donations are tax deductible, and Goodwill will provide receipts for items donated.  In return, fans donating will receive a voucher good for half priced Cardinals tickets.

The revenue generated from the sale of fan donations is used to further MERS Goodwill’s mission to change lives through the power of work.  The primary focus and success of MERS Goodwill’s employment and rehabilitation programs is in their ability to prepare people for the world of work and their vision of a community where each individual has the opportunity to learn, work, and achieve their greatest potential.

In addition to the E-Cycling drive on April 21, MERS Goodwill will also hold a collection drive on Earth Day (Saturday, April 22) with the Greater St. Louis Area Council Boy Scouts from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Scouts in 51 counties across the region will help collect donations while completing advancement requirements for things such as the sustainability merit badge in their commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle.  To find the collection location nearest you, visit mersgoodwill.org.

Tuesday, April 25—Sunday, April 30

The Cardinals, in partnership with Shoeman Water Projects, will collect shoes inside Busch Stadium gates before the games on April 26-27 and 29-30.  Fans are asked to clean out their closets of any unwanted, gently-used shoes, tie or band them together and drop them in the designated shoe collection bags.  Fans who are bringing shoes for donation should limit the size of any bags to 16” x 16” x 8” in dimension pursuant to Busch Stadium’s bag policy.  Shoeman Water Projects creates clean drinking water for those in need by selling shoes to exporters for resale and then using the money generated from those sales to purchase well-drilling rigs and water purification systems in developing countries.

On Wednesday, April 26, Operation Food Search will recognize the Cardinals and the team’s concessionaire, Delaware North Sportservice, on the field during pregame ceremonies.  Since 2010, the Cardinals and Delaware North Companies have diverted nearly 79,000 pounds of unused food from Busch concessions stands to Operation Food Search, which reduces the amount of waste going to landfills.  When food decomposes in landfills, it becomes a source of greenhouse gas emissions.  The Cardinals are exceeding their food recovery goals, which results in decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, slowing climate change while contributing to Operation Food Search’s efforts in feeding 200,000 of our neighbors in need.

With the help of Ameren Missouri Pure Power, the Cardinals will offset energy consumption by purchasing Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) for the duration of Green Week.  For the first time in Busch Stadium’s history, the Cardinals will purchase enough RECs to offset 100% of the energy used at the ballpark for every regular season game.

The Bi-State Development Agency/Metro is proud to join the St. Louis Cardinals and other partners during the team’s 2017 Green Week.  By transporting thousands of fans and stadium workers to and from each home game on MetroLink trains and MetroBus vehicles, we are helping reduce air pollution by having fewer automobiles on the roadways.  It takes a team of partners and volunteers to go green and stay green, and Metro applauds and supports the Cardinals sustainability goals and recycling efforts inside and outside of the ballpark.

During Green Week, and all season long, the St. Louis Cardinals Knight FM Green Team volunteers walk down the aisles of the seating bowl between innings to collect plastic and aluminum from fans while promoting recycling inside Busch Stadium.  In exchange for their services, the volunteers are able to watch the game in standing room only sections of the ballpark, as collections are done only between innings and during pitching changes so as not to disturb fans watching the game.  To volunteer, e-mail4agreenergame@cardinals.com, or for more information, visit cardinals.com/green.

Since the launch of #4AGreenerGame in 2008, the Cardinals have diverted nearly 5500 tons of solid waste from local landfills, and Busch Stadium continues to become more energy efficient through participation in Ameren Missouri’s Business Energy Efficiency Program.  For instance:

o    The team has reduced energy use by 20% and water use by 10% since the new stadium opened in 2006.

o    40% of the team’s waste was diverted from landfills in 2016.

o    On average, eight tons of trash are recycled at Busch Stadium each game.

o    550 recycling bins are located throughout Busch Stadium.

For more information about Green Week, please visit cardinals.com/greenweek.  For more information about 4 A Greener Game, please visit cardinals.com/green.  Join the conversation with #4AGreenerGame.

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Friday’s Cardinals game to air on FOX Sports Midwest Plus in St. Louis

The Cardinals’ game against the New York Yankees on Friday, April 14, will be televised on FOX Sports Midwest Plus in the St. Louis market and on AT&T U-verse, DirecTV and Dish. This is because of overlap with Game 2 of the St. Louis Blues’ first-round playoff series on FOX Sports Midwest.

Cardinals-Yankees can also be streamed on FOX Sports GO with participating TV providers.

Outside the St. Louis market Cardinals-Yankees will air on the FOX Sports Midwest main channel on cable TV.

Friday, April 14

Cardinals Live pregame show at 5:30 p.m. CT, Cardinals-Yankees at 6 p.m. CT

  • St. Louis area: on FOX Sports Midwest Plus
  • AT&T U-verse, DirecTV and Dish: on FOX Sports Midwest Plus
  • Outside St. Louis area on cable: on FOX Sports Midwest

 AT&T U-verse, DirecTV and Dish

Video Provider FOX Sports Midwest Plus SD FOX Sports Midwest Plus HD
AT&T U-verse 747 1747
DirecTV 671-1 671-1
Dish 450, 412-38 450, 412-38, 9573

 

St. Louis area

Video Provider FOX Sports Midwest Plus SD FOX Sports Midwest Plus HD
Cable America — Maryland Heights, Mo. 12 or 22  
Charter — St. Louis 75 or 213 826
Consolidated — Charleston, Ill. 181  
Fidelity — Sullivan, Mo. 72 472
Grafton Technologies — Jerseyville, Ill. 78 790
Highland Communications — Madison, Ill. 51 551
HomeTel — Madison, Ill. 1196
HTC Communications — Monroe, Ill. 77 1077
Madison Communications — Macoupin, Ill. 26  26
New Wave — Carlinville, Greenville, Jerseyville, Litchfield, Sparta, Taylorville, Ill. 80 208
U.S. Sonet — Salem, Ill. 97 97

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Hall of Famer Receiving Treatment for Multiple Myeloma & Unable to Make April 25th Budweiser Bash Event

ST. LOUIS, MO, April 13, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced that Lou Brock has cancelled his April 25th Budweiser Bash appearance at Busch Stadium as he is currently undergoing treatment for Multiple Myeloma. The Hall of Famer was recently diagnosed with the bone cancer and has been undergoing treatment in St. Louis.

“I am disappointed that I won’t be able to make the event,” Brock said. “Jackie and I appreciate the prayers and support we have received from our many friends and fans in the Cardinals community. We count ourselves blessed that I am receiving the best possible medical treatment and we look forward to seeing many more Cardinals World Series Championships in the future.”

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Limited Amount of All-Inclusive Tickets on Sale April 13 at 10:00 AM at cardinals.com/pooches

ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 11, 2017 – It’s time again for St. Louis canines to “bark” on the Cardinals at Busch Stadium when the Redbirds square off against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday, May 20, as part of the 13th annual Purina® Pooches in the Ballpark game, presented by Schnucks.

More than 350 all-inclusive tickets go on sale Thursday, April 13 at 10:00 a.m. and won’t last long; last year’s tickets sold out in a matter of hours.  Tickets for the only game all season where dogs can join their owners inside Busch Stadium are $150 (each ticket is good for one person and one dog) and include an exclusive pet goodie bag filled Purina samples, coupons and swag, as well as access to an all-you-can-eat buffet with unlimited water, soda and beer.  Additional activities include:

Canine Cardinals Fan Costume Parade (4:45 p.m.)

All four-legged ticket-holders and owners will show off their favorite Cardinals gear in a pregame costume parade around the Busch Stadium warning track.

Purina Pro Plan® Performance Team Show (5:10 p.m.)

Watch incredibly talented, athletic canines perform exciting tricks and catch flying discs on Busch Stadium’s outfield.

Purina Pooches in the Ballpark (6:15 p.m.)

Hundreds of canine Cardinals fans will join their owners in the designated pooch-friendly sections of Busch Stadium to cheer on the home team against the Giants.

WHEN: Tickets for the 13th annual Purina® Pooches in the Ballpark game go on sale Thursday, April 13 at 10:00 a.m.

HOW:   Visit cardinals.com/pooches to purchase tickets and learn more about the day’s events and rules.  Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.  Dogs are only allowed in designated Pooches sections.

WHO:   Purina® and Schnucks are proud to once again sponsor this fun-filled hometown event the whole family can enjoy—including our beloved canine Cardinals fans.

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Limited Number of Signing Tickets on Sale Now at cardinals.com/museum

ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 10, 2017 – The Cardinals have announced that former pitcher/outfielder Rick Ankiel will sign copies of his new book,The Phenomenon: Pressure, the Yips, and the Pitch that Changed My Life, in the Cardinals Museum from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18.

A limited number of signing tickets—which include a copy of The Phenomenon as well as admission to the Cardinals Museum—are on sale for $30 at cardinals.com/museum.  A signing ticket must be purchased in order to obtain an autograph.  Autographs will be limited to the book and no other memorabilia will be signed at the event.  Fans who purchase a ticket and cannot attend the signing must email museumbook@cardinals.com to arrange pick up or shipping for their copy of The Phenomenon within 30 days of the event.  There will be an additional cost for shipping.

The Cardinals selected Ankiel in the second round of the June 1997 First-Year Player Draft out of Port St. Lucie (Fla.) High School.  He made his major league debut in August of 1999 as a 20 year old and was tabbed Cardinals Minor League Pitcher of the Year in consecutive seasons (1998-99).  In his first full season as a big leaguer in 2000, Ankiel finished second in National League Rookie of the Year balloting after going 11-7 with a 3.50 ERA.  His 194 strikeouts that year established a Cardinals rookie single-season record that still stands.  In 2005, Ankiel retired as a Major League pitcher to focus on becoming an outfielder.

The lefthander was promoted from Triple-A Memphis and started his first Major League game as a full-time position player in right field on August 9, 2007.  Ankiel promptly belted a three-run homer that evening, his first home run since April 26, 2000 (a span of 2,661 days).  Ankiel went on to hit 25 home runs the following season and joined Babe Ruth as just the second player in Major League history to hit 25 or more home runs in a season while having previously started 25 or more games as a pitcher.  Ankiel retired in 2013 and currently serves as a studio analyst for FOX Sports Midwest.

About the Cardinals Hall of Fame & Museum (#CardsMuseum)

The 8,000 square foot St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum on the second floor of Cardinals Nation in Ballpark Village celebrates the rich history of baseball in St. Louis and the legacy of one of baseball’s most storied franchises.  The Cardinals’ museum collection is the largest team-held collection in baseball and 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 archived photographs.  The museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and remains open through the seventh inning on home game nights.  Fans can learn more about the museum at cardinals.com/museum.

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