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Opening Day 2021

2021 Opening Day

The Cardinals will open their 2021 home schedule against the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday, April 8th at 3:15 p.m CT. Below is a schedule of official activities and information to help fans enjoy #OpeningDaySTL. 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

12:00 PM

  • Cardinals Batting Practice (subject to change)

12:55 PM

  • Brewers Batting Practice (subject to change)

1:00 PM

  • Gates Open
  • 2021 Cardinals Magnet Schedule: All fans, ages 21 and older, will receive a magnet featuring the 2021 Cardinals schedule, compliments of Budweiser.

2:30 PM

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

2:33 PM

  • Lou Brock & Bob Gibson tribute

2:35 PM

  • Introduction of Cardinals Hall of Famers to centerfield batter's eye

2:38 PM

  • Salute to Mike Shannon from KMOX radio booth

2:40 PM

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

2:41 PM

  • Introduction of the 2021 St. Louis Cardinals via Ford Motorcade. The players will ride in 2021 Ford F-150 Lariat trucks

2:53 PM

  • Introduction of the Milwaukee Brewers

2:57 PM

  • Moment of Silence

2:58 PM

  • National Anthem performed from centerfield batter's eye by Dr. Shephali Wulff, an infectious disease specialist with SSM Health in St. Louis

3:00 PM

  • Cardinals Opening Day video

3:02 PM

  • Ceremonial First Pitch by Cardinals Hall of Fame 3B Scott Rolen to current Cardinals 3B Nolan Arenado

3:15 PM

  • First Pitch