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Opening Day 2019

2019 Opening Day

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

9:00 a.m.

  • Select Ballpark Village venues open

9:30 - 11:45 a.m.

  • Opening Day Pep Rally at Ballpark Village

12:00 p.m

  • Busch Stadium Gates Open

2:30 p.m.

  • 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

2:35 p.m.

  • 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

2:50 p.m.

  • Introduction of the St. Louis Cardinals via 2019 Ford F-250 Raptor motorcade
  • Introduction of the San Diego Padres

3:05 p.m.

  • 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

3:07 p.m.

  • Flyover (weather permitting)

3:09 p.m.

  • Ceremonial First Pitch by Jason Isringhausen and Matt Morris

3:15 p.m.

  • First Pitch