Opening Day 2022

2022 Opening Day

The Cardinals will open the 2022 season at Busch Stadium against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday, April 7th at 3:15 p.m CT. Fans who are unable to attend in person can enjoy the full Opening Day pre-game ceremony via the game broadcasts on TV (Bally Sports Midwest) and Radio (KMOX 1120 AM, 98.7 FM and Cardinals Radio Network).

Opening Day Pregame Schedule

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

  • Official Opening Day Pep Rally – Ballpark Village on the Missouri Lottery Stage in Together Credit Union Plaza
  • DJ Todd Thomas, Cardinals Organist Dwayne Hilton, Cardinals Alumni, Tickets to Opening Day and other 2022 games, Fredbird & Team Fredbird, prizes and more!

12:00 PM

  • Busch Stadium Gates Open
  • 2022 Cardinals Magnet Schedule: All fans, ages 21 and older, will receive a magnet featuring the 2022 Cardinals schedule, compliments of Budweiser.

12:05 - 12:55 PM

  • Cardinals Batting Practice (subject to change)

1:00 - 1:50 PM

  • Pirates Batting Practice (subject to change)

2:30 PM

  • Pregame ceremonies begin with an appearance by the world famous Budweiser Clydesdales

2:33 PM

  • Introduction of Fredbird / Team Fredbird, riding in a Ford 2022 Super Duty

2:37 PM

  • Introduction of Cardinals Chairman and CEO, Bill DeWitt Jr.; President, Bill DeWitt III; and President of Baseball Operations, John Mozeliak, at home plate

2:38 PM

  • Introduction of Hall of Famers via Ford motorcade, riding in 2022 Ford Mustangs

2:53 PM

  • Cardinals Roster enters field via motorcade, riding in 2022 Ford F-150 Tremors

3:06 PM

  • National Anthem performed by Fleet Street

3:09 PM

  • Ceremonial First Pitch

3:15 PM

  • Play Ball!