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
- 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