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Homestand highlights (Monday, June 11-Sunday, June 17)

Cards-Cubs weekend and Star Wars Night highlight sixth homestand of 2018

The Cardinals return to Busch Stadium after a quick three-game road trip to Cincinnati. The six-game homestand kicks off with a three-game series against the San Diego Padres (June 11-13) and concludes with three games versus NL Central rivals the Chicago Cubs (June 15-17). The sixth homestand of the season is highlighted by Star Wars Night and Teachers Night. Additionally, fans are encouraged to vote online for Cardinals players for the 2018 All-Star Game in Washington D.C. at cardinals.com/votecardinals.com/vote. #VoteSTL
 
 
Monday, June 11, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres (7:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.
 
· Teachers Night: Kick off summer break at Busch Stadium for Teachers Night! With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive an exclusive teachers-themed Cardinals t-shirt. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/teachersnight. #CardsTheme

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres (7:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.
 
· Y98's Courtney & Company Night: Join your favorite morning show ladies and gents for happy hour at Courtney and Company Night. For just $20, you'll receive a Courtney and Company t-shirt, one drink voucher and a ticket to the game. Courtney, Jen, Kevin, Tim and Lance will be hanging out for happy hour with fans. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/Y98. #CardsTheme

The Cardinals return to Busch Stadium after a quick three-game road trip to Cincinnati. The six-game homestand kicks off with a three-game series against the San Diego Padres (June 11-13) and concludes with three games versus NL Central rivals the Chicago Cubs (June 15-17). The sixth homestand of the season is highlighted by Star Wars Night and Teachers Night. Additionally, fans are encouraged to vote online for Cardinals players for the 2018 All-Star Game in Washington D.C. at cardinals.com/votecardinals.com/vote. #VoteSTL
 
 
Monday, June 11, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres (7:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.
 
· Teachers Night: Kick off summer break at Busch Stadium for Teachers Night! With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive an exclusive teachers-themed Cardinals t-shirt. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/teachersnight. #CardsTheme

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres (7:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.
 
· Y98's Courtney & Company Night: Join your favorite morning show ladies and gents for happy hour at Courtney and Company Night. For just $20, you'll receive a Courtney and Company t-shirt, one drink voucher and a ticket to the game. Courtney, Jen, Kevin, Tim and Lance will be hanging out for happy hour with fans. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/Y98. #CardsTheme

· Bowmaniacs: Matt Bowman will host a group from KEEN St. Louis for tonight's game as part of his Bowmaniacs player ticket program.
 
· Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Auction tables will be located at Gates 1 and 3, inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club for fans and collectors to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. #CardsCare
 
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres (7:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 5:15 p.m.
 
· Star Wars Night: Join us for Star Wars Night at the ballpark where Busch Stadium will be transformed with Star Wars-themed sights and sounds. Fans who purchased the special Star Wars Theme Ticket will receive a one-of-a-kind Star Wars-themed Cardinals jersey featuring birds on a light saber. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold will be donated to Stand Up 2 Cancer. Star Wars characters will be roaming throughout the ballpark for photo opportunities and a Star Wars truck will be displayed in Ford Plaza! Star Wars Theme Tickets are sold out. For more information, visit cardinals.com/starwars. #CardsTheme

· Wainwright's Winners: Adam Wainwright will host a group from Angels' Arms for tonight's game as part of his Wainwright's Winners player ticket program.
 
· Hailey Dawson Ceremonial First Pitch: Hailey Dawson, an 8-year-old girl born with Poland Syndrome, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. Hailey was born without a right pectoral muscle and is missing the three middle fingers on her right hand. As a result, Hailey utilizes a robotic hand developed by the UNLV Engineering Department. Hailey, a Las Vegas resident, is on a quest to throw a first pitch for all 30 MLB teams. The club will be Hailey's 14th different team in addition to throwing out a first pitch at Game 4 of the 2017 World Series.
 
 
Friday, June 15, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (7:15 p.m.)
MLB Network Showcase National Broadcast (out-of-market only)
Gates open at 5:15 p.m.
 
· Cardinals en Español: Tonight's game will be broadcast over the radio in Spanish by Polo Ascencio and Bengie Molina. The Spanish broadcast will air locally on WIJR 880 AM and be streamed via cardinals.com & the MLB.com At Bat mobile app. #STLCardenales
 
· Artifact Spotlight: Before every Friday home game, the Cardinals Museum highlights artifacts in the collection not currently on display during a pregame presentation inside the Museum at 3:00 & 3:30. Today's featured item relates to Cardinals in the movies. To purchase museum tickets, visit cardinals.com/museum. #CardsMuseum
 
· Flashback Friday: Before every Friday home game at 4:00 p.m., the Cardinals Museum will host a presentation about Cardinals history or a museum-related topic from one of the Museum's staff members, a former player or a visiting author. Today's presentation will be hosted by Museum Curator, Paula Homan, about the origin and evolution of Cardinals logos. To purchase museum tickets, visit cardinals.com/museum. #CardsMuseum
 
· Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: One lucky fan will receive 50% of the gross proceeds from tonight's raffle ticket donations. The other half will benefit Cardinals Care. For more info and past winning raffle numbers, visit cardinals.com/5050. #CardsCare5050
 
· Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Auction tables will be located inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club for fans and collectors to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. #CardsCare
 
· MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gates 1 and 3 through the fifth inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.
 
 
Saturday, June 16, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (7:15 p.m.)
FOX Baseball Night in America National Broadcast
Gates open at 5:15 p.m.
 
·   Saturday Signings at the Museum: Former Cardinals pitcher Josh Kinney will sign autographs at the Cardinals Museum from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Visit cardinals.com/museum for more information.
 
· Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Competition: 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 champion Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo.

· Cardinals en Español: Today's game will be broadcast over the radio in Spanish by Polo Ascencio and Bengie Molina. The Spanish broadcast will air locally on WIJR 880 AM and be streamed via cardinals.com & the MLB.com At Bat mobile app. #STLCardenales
 
·   Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: One lucky fan will receive 50% of the gross proceeds from today's raffle ticket donations. The other half will benefit Cardinals Care. For more info and past winning raffle numbers, visit cardinals.com/5050. #CardsCare5050
 
·   MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1, Gate 3 and inside the Cardinals Club through the fifth inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.
 
 
Sunday, June 17, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (7:05 p.m.)
ESPN Sunday Night Baseball National Broadcast
Gates open at 5:05 p.m.
 
· Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday: Starting two hours prior to the game, bring the entire family to Ford Plaza for games, prizes and free North Star frozen treats (while supplies last).
 
· Cardinals en Español: Today's game will be broadcast over the radio in Spanish by Polo Ascencio and Bengie Molina. The Spanish broadcast will air locally on WIJR 880 AM and be streamed via cardinals.com & the MLB.com At Bat mobile app. #STLCardenales
 
·   Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: One lucky fan will receive 50% of the gross proceeds from today's raffle ticket donations. The other half will benefit Cardinals Care. For more info and past winning raffle numbers, visit cardinals.com/5050. #CardsCare5050
 
·   MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1, Gate 3 and inside the Cardinals Club through the fifth inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.

 
MORE INFORMATION
 
#CompleteGamer -- Celebrating Bob Gibson in 2018
On April 15th, 59 years to the date of his first Major League start, the Cardinals launched the #CompleteGamer fan engagement campaign to honor Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson, who played his entire 17-year career with the Cardinals and ended his career with more complete games (255) than his franchise leading number of wins (251).
 
To reach a new generation of fans, the team has released a #CompleteGamer song and music video that serves as a theme song for the campaign and seeks to convey Gibson's extraordinary life story in a musical style reminiscent of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton by using hip-hop accompanied by powerful music performed by an orchestra.
 
As part of the campaign, fans are asked to share examples of people that they know who are a #CompleteGamer in their own respective field or vocation. Each week, the team will highlight at least one fan #CompleteGamer and they will receive a special Gibson autographed item from the team. Fans can nominate someone through an online submission form at cardinals.com/Gibson.
 
 
Cardinals Fan Music Contest
The club has launched the first-ever Cardinals Fan Music Contest as a way for fans to share their creativity and musical talent, along with their passion for Cardinals baseball. Fans are asked to write, perform and share an original Cardinals-inspired song/anthem and share the performance via a video or audio file. One lucky performance will be crowned the winner and receive a trip to Nashville to have their song professionally recorded and mastered at the Shoe Box Studios. The Cardinals will also produce a professional music video and share the artist's work with all of Cardinals Nation! Details can be found at cardinals.com/MusicContest.
 
 
#BigMacFlashback
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 1998 Home Run Race that ultimately concluded with Mark McGwire establishing a new MLB single-season home run record. All season long, we will share content on our social media channels that helps fans relive the 1998 Home Run Race; including videos of all 70 of Big Mac's home runs, real-time updates on the home run count of McGwire, Sosa and Griffey Jr. and fan images that convey the excitement of that amazing season.
 
As part of the lookback, the team will be asking fans to share their photos, memorabilia, stories and experiences from the historic 1998 season as the fan perspective is an important part of this historic time in baseball. Fans can share their favorite #BigMacFlashback memories with us using our online submission form at cardinals.com/McGwire.
 
 
Busch Stadium Food & Beverages
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.
 
New concession items for 2018 include:
· Coca-Cola Cantina Street Tacos: Three tacos with Coca-Cola marinated house smoked pork, Coca-Cola infused BBQ sauce, fresh pico de gallo, toasted onions, lime wedge. Served at: Coke Cantina at Gate 1 for $9.
· Grilled Chicken Bats: Smoked chicken legs with choice of BBQ, Buffalo or Hot Honey sauces. Served at: Terrace Grill at Budweiser Terrace for $7.
· Sausage Bites: Bacon Onion Cheddar, Whiskey Peppercorn, or Mango Habanero sausage topped with spicy aioli. Served at Terrace Grill at Budweiser Terrace for $8.75.
· Jumbo Shrimp Skewer: Four Jumbo Shrimp, grilled to order, marinated with minced garlic and fresh lime. Served at: Terrace Grill at Budweiser Terrace for $12.
· Grand Slam Mixed Grill: Sampling of Grilled Chicken Bats, Sausage Bites and Jumbo Shrimp Skewer. Served at: Terrace Grill at Budweiser Terrace for $25.
 
 
Updated Prohibited Items Policy
Fans may now bring empty cups, empty mugs, empty plastic bottles and ice packs into Busch Stadium. Fans can visit cardinals.com/security for the complete inspection policy & prohibited items list.
 
 
Busch Stadium Re-Entry
Exit stamps will be available for guests who need to exit the stadium but plan to return. The stamps will be located at Gate 1 (southeast corner of stadium) and Gate 4 (northwest corner of stadium).
 
 
Smoking Gate Relocation
Busch Stadium has moved the Smoking Gate to outside of Gate 1 (southeast corner of stadium). This new space includes a covered area for guest and free access in/out of the area.
 
 
Fan Information Guide
The Busch Stadium Fan Information Guide can be viewed at cardinals.com/info.
 
 
Budweiser Ballpark Pass
Following a successful launch in 2017, the popular ticket subscription service returns for 2018. Fans can attend as many Cardinals home games as they want each month for a monthly fee of $29.99. Subscribers will have a Standing Room Only ticket to each regular season game (except Opening Day) digitally delivered to their smartphone via the MLB.com Ballpark app. The subscription will automatically renew each month and subscribers can cancel at any time. To purchase the Budweiser Cardinals Ballpark Pass or for more information, visit cardinals.com/pass.
 
 
One Cardinal Way
The Cardinals and the Cordish Companies have opened a leasing center for One Cardinal Way, the 297-unit luxury apartment building being constructed at the northwest corner of Broadway and Clark Street, complete with a model unit. The leasing center, located at 601 Clark Street inside Ballpark Village, provides prospective residents an opportunity to view, touch and feel a fully built out kitchen, bath and living room. 
 
Tours are now available Tuesday-Friday between the hours of 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday from 1p.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment. Fans can visit OneCardinalWay.com for more information.
 
 
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum
The Cardinals are proud to continue to offer the Individual ($50) and Family ($85) Museum Membership options for fans in 2018. Visit cardinals.com/membership for a detailed list of membership benefits. #CardsMuseum
 
This year's new special exhibit entitled "Goodwill through Baseball: Cardinals Across the Pacific" examines how the Cardinals MLB's baseball goodwill tours across the Pacific have helped pave the way for players to join leagues in the United States and Japan. Additionally, the official World Baseball Classic trophy will be on display as part of the exhibit through Memorial Day. Photo opportunities will be available on Saturday home games in April and May. The special exhibit is open to the public through the conclusion of the 2018 baseball season and is included with admission to the museum.
 
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.
 
 
Cardinals Magazine - Mikolas, J-Mart, Costas and Hernandez Highlight Issue 3
One is dominating opposing hitters with pinpoint control and efficiency; the other has emerged as a lineup force with a unique approach. Both are featured in the new 120-page edition of Cardinals Magazine.
 
Miles Mikolas is one of baseball's biggest mound success stories this season, and in our cover story, the right-hander tells readers more about what he learned in Japan and how it's helping him find success back in the United States. Then we examine the method behind José Martínez's myriad of machinations in the batter's box -- all timed to put him into position to consistently mash baseballs.
 
This robust edition features Q&As with 2018 Ford C. Frick Award recipient Bob Costas and new author Keith Hernandez, both of who expound on their St. Louis roots with fondness. Also inside is the latest installment of our Better Halves column written by Aliya Fowler, the inside scoop on Marcell Ozuna's touching tribute to a former teammate, a profile on former All-Star first baseman Gregg Jefferies, and much more! Purchase your copy at Busch Stadium inside each stadium gate, team store locations, merchandise stands of Cardinals Authentics. Also available by subscription at cardinals.com/publications or call 314-345-9000.
 
 
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 official team Media Guide is the most comprehensive book about the Cardinals. The 2018 Media Guide is available for $20 at the Official Cardinals Team Store, the Cardinals Authentics Shop or online at cardinals.com/mediaguide.
 
 
Official 2018 Team Scorecard
Adorned with beautiful retro cover art by acclaimed St. Louis illustrator Mike Right -- the scorecard designer since 2003 -- this season's scorecard also features 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 and red merchandise carts. Scorecards are also available for purchase at cardinals.com/scorecard.
 
 
Cardinals Authentics
Cardinals Authentics specializes in official, game-used, limited edition and autographed memorabilia direct from the club. Fans can visit one of the two Cardinals Authentics locations inside Cardinals Nation or in the Ford Plaza. The Cardinals Nation location is open daily from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. 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.
 
Fans can pre-order game-used bases for any game in the 2018 season by calling 314.345.9851 or emailing gameused@cardinals.com. For more information, visit cardinals.com/authentics or follow them on Twitter @CardsAuthentics. #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. Now in its third season, the club-produced, half-hour show is available within 18 television markets in nine states. It provides fans with behind-the-scenes, insider access to the Cardinals from team journalists. Cardinals Insider gives fans an all-access pass to everything Cardinals baseball featuring exclusive interviews, news updates, profiles and more. For more information and an updated programming schedule for the show, head to cardinals.com/insider. #CardsInsider
 
 
Official Pre-Game Parties
Back again, Cardinals Nation will host the Official Pre-Game Party of the St. Louis Cardinals before every game. The ticketed pep-rally style party is located on the second floor of Cardinals Nation in the Hall of Fame Club, two and a half hours prior to every Cardinals home game during the 2018 season. This exclusive Cardinals Nation pre-game event includes a full buffet menu, all-inclusive bar and a DJ or live music all the way until first pitch. Only 200 tickets will be allotted for each game, which fans can purchase at cardinals.com/pregame for digital delivery.
 
 
Cardinals Nation Food Truck
Fans can follow the #CardsFoodTruck on Twitter (@CardsFoodTruck) for weekly truck location announcements. To view the full menu, fans can visit cardinals.com/foodtruck. Booking opportunities are available by calling 314.345.9880 or emailing foodtruck@cardinals.com.
 
 
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. To find out where Fredbird will be each week, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Visit cardinals.com/fredbirdfridays for more details. #FredbirdFriday
 
 
Cardinals Kids Club
The Cardinals Kids Club is the exclusive club for Redbird fans ages 13 and under. The 2018 Kids Club membership package includes two tickets to a 2018 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 backpack, hat, lanyard, lapel pin 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 in the Community
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 $24 million to support St. Louis area children and built or renovated 23 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods. Most recently, the Cardinals dedicated Dexter Fowler Field at Hess Park in Decatur, Ill. in July.
 
This season marks the 15th 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 3,000 kids who participate in the program each year. Fans can learn how to support Cardinals Care by visiting cardinals.com/community. #CardsCare
 
 
Ballpark Village
Ballpark Village is the premiere dining and entertainment destination in the region. Located in the heart of St. Louis' central business district adjacent to Busch Stadium, Ballpark Village provides guests with a wide range of entertainment, food and beverage, as well as a variety of events 365 days a year. Join us before and after every single home game for exciting entertainment, 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 with direct stadium feed, as well as Budweiser Brew House Deck Parties post-game every Friday with DJ Todd Thomas and Official Cardinals Away Game Watch Parties with premium giveaways.
 
 
Social Media
Twitter (@Cardinals)
Facebook (facebook.com/cardinals)
Instagram (Cardinals)
Snapchat (cardinals)
 
For more info, and a list of verified player Twitter accounts, visit cardinals.com/social. Join the conversation using #STLCards.
 
 
Hispanic Outreach
The St. Louis Cardinals have announced they will produce 39 Spanish language home radio broadcasts during the 2018 season as part of the club's continuing effort to better reach the team's rapidly growing Spanish-speaking fan base.
 
All of the Cardinals' Spanish broadcast information, video and social initiatives can be found at cardinals.com/SomosSTL. Join the conversation using #STLCardenales or #SomosSTL.
 
 
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 home 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 at Gate 1. Visit cardinals.com/firstpitch for full details.
 
Nathan's Famous Family 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/nathansfamous 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 2018 Cardinals game and one admission to Six Flags for just $55. Visit cardinals.com/sixflags to purchase ticket or for more details.
 
Fans can see all of the 2018 Fan Values at cardinals.com/fanvalues.

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