The Cardinals will open their 2019 home schedule against the San Diego Padres on Friday, April 5th (moved from April 4th) at 3:15 p.m. Below is a schedule of official activities and information to help fans enjoy #OpeningDaySTL
Opening Day Pregame Schedule
- Select Ballpark Village venues open
9:30 - 11:45 a.m.
- Opening Day Pep Rally at Ballpark Village
- Busch Stadium Gates Open
Pregame ceremonies begin with the famed Budweiser Clydesdale's. Pregame ceremonies will be broadcast live on FOX Sports Midwest. Live pregame coverage will start at 1:30 p.m.
Introduction of Fredbird and Team Fredbird
Introduction of 14 Hall of Famers via 2019 Ford Mustang Motorcade
Introduction of 2019 Cardinals Hall of Fame Induction Class
Recognition of Cardinals principal owner and CEO, Bill DeWitt, Jr.
Cardinals Opening Day Video on scoreboard
Introduction of the St. Louis Cardinals via 2019 Ford F-250 Raptor motorcade
Introduction of the San Diego Padres
Color Guard and American flag in Center Field courtesy of the service men and women of Scott Air Force Base and Fort Leonard Wood
National Anthem performed by Kennedy Holmes
- Flyover (weather permitting)
- Ceremonial First Pitch by Jason Isringhausen and Matt Morris
- First Pitch