Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon
2020 Season Update_MediaWall_0312_2608x652

St. Louis Cardinals 2020 Season Updates

Sign up for our email list to receive the latest information on the team and the organization. Register Now »

FREDBIRD ACTIVITIES

CARDINALS PROGRAMMING

BRACKET CHALLENGE

LETTER TO CARDINALS FANS FROM BILL DEWITT III

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Cardinals Fans,

This week, Major League Baseball announced that the opening of the 2020 season will be delayed due to the CDC's latest guidelines, which restrict events of more than 50 people for a matter of weeks. We are supportive of this decision as the health and safety of our fans, players, and staff is our highest priority. The situation is fluid. It evolves by the hour, and unfortunately we don't have a date we can circle on the calendar for Opening Day yet.

What we do know is that MLB will continue to share updates regarding plans for the 2020 schedule in the days and weeks ahead, and we will share news as it becomes available, along with news specific to Busch Stadium and other events.

MLB has a variety of contingency plans, and we will remain flexible with the hope of resuming normal operations as soon as possible. When the season does begin, MLB will be committed to playing as many games as possible.

I would encourage you to sign up for our email list to receive the latest information on the team and the organization. Register Now »

Below, is a list of topics we anticipate our fans have questions about, along with what we know at this time.

Ticketing Questions: We are working through our approach to handling ticket issues, and we will communicate details to fans soon. We appreciate your patience and understanding in the meantime.

The MLB London Series: MLB continues to monitor the situation, but has not made a decision to delay or cancel the event at this time.

Status of Major and Minor League Players: Most of our major league players have returned home, with a few remaining in camp who live nearby. Our minor league players were sent home after spring training operations were suspended on Friday. Before players left, they were provided at-home training information as well as guidelines about prevention, good hygiene, and the latest travel recommendations. We will communicate with them on a regular basis to ensure their health and wellness during this time. Also, we will honor our daily allowance for minor league players.

Coronavirus Task Force: We have established an internal task force to address all aspects of this situation and its impact on the organization, our fans and the community.

Front Office Staffing: Starting this week, the St. Louis Cardinals have implemented a telework policy—requiring all front office employees to work from home, with the exception of those employees whose responsibilities require them to be present at the stadium.

Seasonal Staff: This is an important issue impacting not only the St. Louis Cardinals, but all professional sports teams. Cancelled games can hurt game day and seasonal staff particularly hard, and we are concerned about them. Yesterday, MLB announced that each of the 30 teams will be contributing $1 million into a fund that will help this group of employees. More details will follow on how the Cardinals will be administering this fund, and how others might be able to contribute to it as well.

Coronavirus Prevention Guidelines: We hope our fans stay educated on how to prevent exposure and transmission of the Coronavirus. Here is a helpful link from the CDC's website about ways to protect yourself.

See also this helpful article from MLB.com, What fans need to know about the Coronavirus.

In closing, we want to thank you for your ongoing support of our team and our city as we work through this unprecedented situation. We can't wait for the moment we are back at Busch Stadium together.

Stay safe, and we will be in touch.

Sincerely,

Bill DeWitt III
President, St. Louis Cardinals

SEASON DELAYED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CDC GUIDANCE

Opening of regular season to be pushed back

Monday, March 16, 2020

Today Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. conducted a conference call with the 30 Clubs of Major League Baseball. Following last night's newly updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) restricting events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks, the opening of the 2020 regular season will be pushed back in accordance with that guidance.

MLB will keep fans updated on decisions regarding plans for the 2020 schedule in the days and weeks ahead. The Clubs remain committed to playing as many games as possible when the season begins. We will continue to monitor ongoing events and undertake the precautions and best practices recommended by public health experts, and urge all baseball fans to follow suit. MLB extends its best wishes to all the individuals and communities who have been impacted by the coronavirus.

TICKETING

St. Louis Cardinals Ticket Update

Friday, March 13, 2020

While the start of the 2020 regular season has been delayed for at least two weeks, no games have been cancelled.

Major League Baseball is working on a variety of contingency plans with the hope of resuming normal operations as soon as possible. At this time, fans should retain their game tickets, and await further direction as details are being finalized.

Fans are encouraged to check back here for information related to scheduling updates of the 2020 regular season.

SPRING TRAINING

Spring Training operations suspended

Friday, March 13, 2020

After an in-person meeting with MLBPA officials in Arizona, Major League Baseball announced today that Spring Training camps will be suspended, effective immediately. Major League players can elect to return home, remain in their Spring Training cities, or return to their Club’s home city. This step is in the best interests of players, employees and the communities who host Spring Training.

MLB will continue to monitor ongoing events and undertake the precautions and best practices recommended by public health experts. We send our best wishes to all the individuals and communities who have been impacted by coronavirus.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS SEASON WILL BEGIN WITH AT LEAST TWO-WEEK DELAY

MLB Announces Cancellation of Spring Training Games

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Following the official statement from Major League Baseball this afternoon, the St. Louis Cardinals are making contingency plans and proactively monitoring the Coronavirus situation.

This afternoon, Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. announced the cancellation of Spring Training games for all 30 Clubs, along with at least a two-week delay to the start of 2020 Opening Day.

"From the beginning of this uncertain, global pandemic, we have emphasized the safety of our fans, players and staff," said Bill DeWitt Jr., Chairman and CEO. "We are supportive of the decision by MLB, which allows us additional time to navigate this evolving situation and prioritize the safety of everyone."

One of those guidelines involves the creation of an internal task force, which the Cardinals have already established. The task force includes stakeholders from across the organization—including representatives from Baseball Operations, Ticket Sales and Marketing, Corporate Sales, Communications, Special Events and Merchandising, Finance and Administration and Human Resources.

The internal task force, led by Vice President of Stadium Operations, Matt Gifford, will implement guidelines from the league, review updates from local and state health departments and communicate important messages on behalf of the Club.

"This developing situation is, and has always been fluid," said John Mozeliak, President of Baseball Operations. "At this time, spring training camps in Jupiter remain open for player workouts and training, but our practice fields and facility will be closed to the public."

Mozeliak added, "We have been communicating as much as we can with our players, fans, and employees up to this point, and are taking direction from the MLB Commissioner's Office while we analyze our next steps from all angles."

"We anticipate fans will have questions about their ticket purchases for those first two weeks, as well as for future games," said Joe Strohm, Vice President of Ticket Sales. "At this time, we are still working through our approach to handling ticketing issues, and will be communicating the details to fans soon."

CARDINALS NATION

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution Cardinals Nation is temporarily closed. This includes Cardinals Nation Restaurant, Museum, and Authentics Shop until further notice to support the effort to help alleviate the spread of COVID-19. The safety of our staff and visitors is our top priority, and we will continue to monitor developments and reassess within the following weeks. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the Cardinals Nation page by clicking the Learn More button below:

MUSEUM

Monday, March 16, 2020

The Cardinals Museum is closed until further notice. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the Museum page by clicking the Learn More button below:

BOX OFFICE

Monday, March 16, 2020

The Cardinals Box Office is closed until further notice. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the Busch Stadium Information Guide by clicking the Learn More button below:

BUSCH STADIUM TOURS

Monday, March 16, 2020

All Busch Stadium Tours have been cancelled until further notice. For the most up to date information, please visit the Tours page by clicking the Learn More button below.

CARDINALS 5K

Friday, March 13, 2020

The Cardinals 5K, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 11, has been postponed. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the 5K page by clicking the Learn More button below: