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2021 BUSCH STADIUM HOMESTAND HIGHLIGHTS #13

Bill Stephens

September 28th, 2021

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Tuesday, September 28—Sunday, October 3

ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 28, 2021 – The Cardinals return to Busch Stadium riding a franchise-record 16-game winning streak and can clinch a postseason berth for the third straight year with a single victory.  The last homestand of the regular season features three games against the Milwaukee Brewers (Sept. 28-30) and concludes with a three-game weekend series versus the Chicago Cubs (Oct. 1-3).  Fans can view a full list of homestand highlights at cardinals.com/homestand.

Tuesday, September 28 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (6:45 PM)

Probable Pitchers: RHP Adam Wainwright (16-7, 3.05) vs. RHP Brandon Woodruff (9-10, 2.52)

TV: Bally Sports Midwest

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

Gates: 5:15 PM

  • Rick Ankiel Budweiser BashFans who purchase a special Bud Bash Theme Ticket will receive a limited edition Rick Ankiel bobblehead.  VIP ticket-holders will also have access to a pregame autograph session with Rick.  Theme Tickets for this event are sold out.  

·         Frontline Fans: The Frontline Fans program provides complimentary tickets for each Monday-Thursday home game to frontline and essential workers whose roles were crucial in supporting society during health-related shutdowns.  Today, health care workers from St. Louis Children’s Hospital and grocery workers from Schnucks will be recognized for their heroic efforts.

·         Cardinals Care Auctions:Autographed items from Cardinals players, coaches and alumni can be bid on by fans in the ballpark and at home via cardinals.com/ccauctions.  The items will be on display at Gate 1, Gate 3, and inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club. The auction will run today from 9:00 AM—9:00 PM.

Wednesday, September 29 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (6:45 PM)

Probable Pitchers: TBA vs. RHP Adrian Houser (9-6, 3.34)

TV: Bally Sports Midwest

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

Gates: 5:15 PM

·         College Night II: With the purchase of a special $20 Theme Ticket, fans will receive an exclusive Cardinals sweater fleece vest.  To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/college.

·         Frontline Fans: The Frontline Fans program provides complimentary tickets for each Monday-Thursday home game to frontline and essential workers whose roles were crucial in supporting society during health-related shutdowns.  Today, health care workers from Total Access Urgent Care and grocery workers from Schnucks will be recognized for their heroic efforts.

·         MLBPAA Auctions: The MLBPAA will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1 and Gate 3 through the fifth inning.  Proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and MLBPAA.

Thursday, September 30 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (12:15 PM)

Probable Pitchers: TBA vs. TBA

TV: Bally Sports Midwest, MLB Network (out-of-market only)

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

Gates: 10:45 AM

·         Shannon Postgame Party: Following today’s game, Budweiser will host a postgame party in Mike’s honor in the Together Credit Union Plaza at Ballpark Village.  The party is free to the public and will feature DJ Todd Thomas, Team Fredbird and additional personalities in celebration of Mike’s outstanding career.

·         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 a $10 donation, Great Clips will cut your hair and donate all proceeds to Cardinals Care.

·         Frontline Fans: The Frontline Fans program provides complimentary tickets for each Monday-Thursday home game to frontline and essential workers whose roles were crucial in supporting society during health-related shutdowns.  Today, grocery workers from Schnucks will be recognized for their heroic efforts.

·         MLBPAA Auctions: The MLBPAA will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1 and Gate 3 through the fifth inning.  Proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and MLBPAA.

Friday, October 1 — Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (7:15 PM)

TV: Bally Sports Midwest

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

Gates: 5:15 PM

  • 2022 Magnet Schedule Giveaway: 30,000 fans, entering with a ticket, presented by Shelter Insurance.
  • First Beer Friday: Tonight is the third of three First Beer Fridays presented by Budweiser at the ballpark.  For just $15, fans can purchase a game ticket that includes an ice cold Budweiser, Bud Light or Bud Select on the house.  To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/fridays.
  • Flashback Friday & Artifact SpotlightBefore every Friday home game, the Cardinals Museum hosts two presentations, one highlighting artifacts in the museum’s collection not currently on display at 4:00 PM and another featuring intimate and candid interviews with former Cardinals alumni and personnel at 4:30 PM.  Today’s interview will be with Cardinals Gold Glover second baseman Fernando Viña.  To purchase museum tickets, visit cardinals.com/museum.

·         Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Tickets will be available to purchase both online and at Busch Stadium. Ticket sales for today’s raffle will open at 9 AM CT and will conclude at the end of the 7th inning.  Fans must be 18 or older and be located in the state of Missouri at the time of purchase.  To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/5050.

·         Cardinals Care Auctions:Autographed items from Cardinals players, coaches and alumni can be bid on by fans in the ballpark and at home via cardinals.com/ccauctions.  The items will be on display inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club. The auction will run from Friday 9:00 AM— Sunday 9:00 PM.

·         MLBPAA Auctions: The MLBPAA will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1 and Gate 3 through the fifth inning.  Proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and MLBPAA.

Saturday, October 2 — Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (6:15 PM)

TV: FOX

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

Gates: 4:15 PM

  • Paul Goldschmidt Bobblehead Giveaway: 30,000 fans, ages 16 and older, courtesy of Purina.  A life-sized version of the bobblehead will be located in Budweiser Terrace.
  • 2022 Magnet Schedule Giveaway: 30,000 fans, entering with a ticket, presented by Shelter Insurance.  

·         Purina Pooches in the Ballpark: Fans who purchased a special ticket are allowed to bring their dog to the game in a pet-friendly section of the stadium.  Participants will take part in a pregame costume parade in Budweiser Terrace and receive a Purina goodie-bag.  Tickets for this year’s event are sold out.

·         Saturday Signings at the Museum: Former Cardinals Gold Glove second baseman Fernando Viña will sign from 2-4 PM.  Visit cardinals.com/museum for more information.

·         Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Tickets will be available to purchase both online and at Busch Stadium. Ticket sales for today’s raffle will open at 9 AM CT and will conclude at the end of the 7th inning.  Fans must be 18 or older and be located in the state of Missouri at the time of purchase.  To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/5050.

·         MLBPAA Auctions: The MLBPAA will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1, Gate 3, and inside the Cardinals Club and Redbird Club through the fifth inning.  Proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and MLBPAA.

Sunday, October 3 — Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (2:15 PM)

TV: Bally Sports Midwest

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

Gates: 12:15 PM

  • Mike Shannon T-Shirt Giveaway: 20,000 fans, entering with a ticket, presented by Phillips 66.  
  • 2022 Free Ticket Voucher: All fans, entering with a ticket.
  • 2022 Magnet Schedule Giveaway: 30,000 fans, entering with a ticket, presented by Shelter Insurance.
  • Mike Shannon Ceremony: The St. Louis Cardinals and Budweiser will culminate their season-long campaign honoring Cardinals Hall of Fame radio broadcaster Mike Shannon’s 50 years behind the microphone with a special pregame ceremony featuring many of Mike’s family and friends starting at approximately 1:45 PM.
  • Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sundays: Starting two hours prior to the game, fans and families can enjoy games, prizes and free North Star frozen treats in Ford Plaza (while supplies last).

·         Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Tickets will be available to purchase both online and at Busch Stadium. Ticket sales for today’s raffle will open at 9 AM CT and will conclude at the end of the 7th inning.  Fans must be 18 or older and be located in the state of Missouri at the time of purchase.  To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/5050.

·         Cardinals Care Auctions:Autographed items from Cardinals players, coaches and alumni can be bid on by fans in the ballpark and at home via cardinals.com/ccauctions.  The items will be on display at Gate 1, Gate 3, and inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club. The auction end today at 9:00 PM.

BUSCH STADIUM INFORMATION

FAN INFORMATION GUIDE

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

BUSCH STADIUM HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS – NEW FOR 2021

A number of policies and protocols are in place to ensure the health and safety of fans, employees, and players in 2021.  Fans are asked to wear masks when entering or circulating in the five indoor ticketed club areas, as well as the Official Team Store, Cardinals Authentics Shops and in all indoor public spaces at Ballpark Village. View the protocols at cardinals.com/backatbusch.

MLB BALLPARK APP – NEW FOR 2021

The Cardinals have transitioned exclusively to mobile ticket delivery via the MLB Ballpark App for the 2021 season.  Visit cardinals.com/ballparkapp for app instructions, tutorials and FAQ.

FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVICE – NEW FOR 2021

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

Concession locations will only accept credit/debit cards and digital wallet payments (e.g. Apple Pay, Samsung Pay or Google Pay) for payment.  Guests can purchase a debit card using cash at the three Schnucks Grab ‘N’ Go Markets inside Busch Stadium with no fees.  Debit cards are good at any location that accepts credit cards at the ballpark and any retailer outside the stadium.

BUSCH STADIUM PARKING – NEW FOR 2021

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

OFFICIAL TEAM STORE AT BUSCH STADIUM – NEW FOR 2021

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

Call us about our Personal Shopper Service at 1-800-421-3263.  We will help find the perfect items for you or that perfect gift idea.  Visit cardinals.com/teamstore for more information.

BUSCH STADIUM BOX OFFICE – NEW FOR 2021

The Busch Stadium Box Office is open on game days from 10 AM until one and a half hours after the scheduled game time.  On non-game days, the Box Office is open Monday–Friday from 10 AM–5 PM.  Transactions at the Box Office will be cashless.  Fans can inquire about tickets by calling 314-345-9000.

RE-ENTRY & SMOKING GATE – NEW FOR 2021

In order to provide the safest environment for all guests and staff, guests will not be permitted to exit and re-enter the facility during games.  A designated smoking area is set up at Gate 1 to allow guests access in and out of the stadium if they wish to smoke. The designated smoking area is open from gate opening until the end of the 7th inning.

PROHIBITED ITEMS & SECURITY

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

MORE CARDINALS INFORMATION

Cardinals Magazine – Issue #3 Highlighting Tyler O’Neill & David Freese On Sale Now

Enjoy the best of Cardinals baseball in Cardinals Magazine. Since 1992, generations of Redbird fans have turned to Cardinals Magazine for exclusive coverage, unmatched variety and the definitive look at the present, future and past of their favorite team. Pick up your copy for just $5 at Busch Stadium—from vendors inside the gates, team store and merchandise locations, and Cardinals Authentic shops inside Busch Stadium and Ballpark Village.

Become a subscriber and receive a voucher for two free tickets to a 2021 or 2022 home game, or register for two years to take home a super-soft tribute t-shirt celebrating club legends Lou Brock and Bob Gibson.  To subscribe, visit cardinals.com/publications or call 314-345-9000.  Follow them on Twitter at @CardsMagazine.

Official Team Media Guide

2021 Cardinals media guides are available for $20 at the Official Cardinals Team Store, Cardinals Authentics Shops and at cardinals.com/mediaguide.

2021 Cardinals Kids Club

Join the 2021 Cardinals Kids Club presented by Rawlings—an exclusive club just for our younger Cardinals fans!  The price of membership is $33, plus shipping and handling.  To sign up or learn more, visit cardinals.com/kidsclub.

Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

The Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum is open daily from 10 AM–6 PM and remains open through the 7th inning on home game nights with enhanced sanitization and timed-ticket purchasing options to ensure the wellness of guests and staff.

Check out the new 2021 featured exhibit “2011 Cardinals: What A Team! What A Ride!”, covering everything from the team’s magical 2011 season, included with admission.  For more programming information or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/museum.  #CardsMuseum

Cardinals Authentics Shop

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

Cardinals Insider with Ozzie Smith

Cardinals Insider is a Mid-America Emmy-nominated weekly news magazine television show hosted by Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith that gives fans an all-access pass to everything Cardinals baseball featuring exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes content by team journalists.  To watch full episodes or find an updated programming schedule, visit cardinals.com/insider.  #CardsInsider

Cardinals Care

Cardinals Care 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 $29 million to support St. Louis area children, built or renovated 25 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods, and distributed over $15 million in grants to nonprofit organizations.  Visit cardinals.com/community and follow @CardinalsCare on Twitter. #CardsCare

Official Pregame Parties

Cardinals Nation hosts the Official Pregame Party of the St. Louis Cardinals before all home games.  The ticketed pep-rally style party includes a full buffet, along with a full-service, all-inclusive bar, starting two and a half hours prior to the scheduled start time all the way until first pitch.  Visit cardinals.com/pregame to purchase tickets or for more information.

Social Media

Twitter (@Cardinals)                      YouTube (youtbe.com/cardinals)

Instagram (Cardinals)                     Facebook (facebook.com/cardinals)

TikTok (@cardinals)                         Snapchat (cardinals)

Visit cardinals.com/social for more information and join the conversation using #STLCards or #STLFLY.

Hispanic Outreach

All of the Cardinals’ Spanish radio broadcast information, video and social initiatives can be found at cardinals.com/spanish. Follow the Cardinals Spanish social media accounts on Twitter (@cardenales) Instagram (stlcardenales), and Facebook (facebook.com/stlcardenales), and join the conversation using #STLCardenales or #VuelaSTL.

Ballpark Village

Ballpark Village is a dynamic entertainment, dining and residential district located next to Busch Stadium. The district includes a 29-story luxury high-rise apartment tower (One Cardinal Way); a Class-A office building (PwC Pennant Building); an upscale, full-service hotel (Live! by Loews – St. Louis) and a state-of-the art health and fitness center (Onelife Fitness). The vibrant 24/7 neighborhood features several premier dining and entertainment experiences, including Cardinals NationBudweiser Brew House and Beer GardenBally Sports Live!Sports & Social St. Louis, Salt + Smoke, PBR St. Louis, Shark Bark, Drunken Fish and hosts events 365 days a year.  View upcoming events and learn more at stlballparkvillage.com.

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