Opening Day 2024

Opening Day 2024

The Cardinals will open the 2024 season at Busch Stadium against the Miami Marlins on Thursday, April 4th at 3:15 p.m. CT.

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Opening Day Pregame Schedule

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

  • Official Opening Day Pep Rally at Ballpark Village: Join Fredbird, Team Fredbird, DJ Todd Thomas, Cardinals organist Dwayne Hilton and Cardinals Alumni at the Busch II Infield Stage in the Together Credit Union Plaza for the Cardinals Opening Day Pep Rally. This event is free for all fans to attend and includes prizes and ticket giveaways to Opening Day and other 2024 games.

12:00 PM

  • Busch Stadium Gates Open
  • 2024 Cardinals Magnet Schedule: All fans, ages 21 and older, will receive a magnet featuring the 2024 Cardinals schedule, compliments of Budweiser.

12:05 – 12:55 PM

  • Cardinals batting practice (subject to change)

1:00 – 1:50 PM

  • Marlins batting practice (subject to change)

2:30 PM

  • Pregame ceremonies begin with an appearance by the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales
  • Introduction of Fredbird & Team Fredbird
  • Recognition of Chairman & CEO, Bill DeWitt Jr.; President, Bill DeWitt III; and President of Baseball Operations, John Mozeliak at home plate
  • Introduction of Cardinals Hall of Famers via 2024 Ford Mustang convertible motorcade
  • #ForTheLou – Welcome Back Hometown Heroes who played for the Cardinals
  • Introduction of the 2024 St. Louis Cardinals via Ford F-150 truck motorcade
  • Introduction of the Miami Marlins
  • National Anthem performance by country music artist Michael B. Whit
  • Ceremonial First Pitch by Members of the 2004 National League Championship Team

3:15 PM

  • Play Ball!