Opening Day 2022
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!
- 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)
- Pregame ceremonies begin with an appearance by the world famous Budweiser Clydesdales
- Introduction of Fredbird / Team Fredbird, riding in a Ford 2022 Super Duty
- Introduction of Cardinals Chairman and CEO, Bill DeWitt Jr.; President, Bill DeWitt III; and President of Baseball Operations, John Mozeliak, at home plate
- Introduction of Hall of Famers via Ford motorcade, riding in 2022 Ford Mustangs
- Cardinals Roster enters field via motorcade, riding in 2022 Ford F-150 Tremors
- National Anthem performed by Fleet Street
- Ceremonial First Pitch
- Play Ball!