Opening Day 2023

Opening Day 2023

The Cardinals will open the 2023 season at Busch Stadium against the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday, March 30th at 3:10 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).

Limited Tickets are Still Available

Opening Day Pregame Schedule

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

  • Official Opening Day Pep Rally – Ballpark Village on the Busch II Infield Stage
  • DJ Todd Thomas, Cardinals Organist Dwayne Hilton, Cardinals Alumni, Ticket Giveaways to Opening Day and other 2023 games, Fredbird & Team Fredbird, prizes and more!

12:00 PM

  • Busch Stadium Gates Open
  • 2023 Cardinals Magnet Schedule: All fans, ages 21 and older, will receive a magnet featuring the 2023 Cardinals schedule, compliments of Budweiser.

12:05 - 12:55 PM

  • Cardinals Batting Practice (subject to change)

1:00 - 1:50 PM

  • Blue Jays Batting Practice (subject to change)

2:25 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
  • Special Tribute Video on scoreboard
  • Introduction of Cardinals Hall of Famers via 2023 Ford Mustang convertible motorcade
  • Recognition of 2022 N.L. Central Division Championship

2:50 PM

  • Introduction of the St. Louis Cardinals via 2023 Ford F-150 truck motorcade
  • Introduction of the Toronto Blue Jays

3:00 PM

  • Canadian National Anthem performed by violinist Abigail Stahlschmidt

3:01 PM

  • U.S. National Anthem performance with Color Guard presentation by the Ft. Leonard Wood Joint Service Color Guard

3:05 PM

  • Ceremonial First Pitch by National Baseball Hall of Famer Scott Rolen to Cardinals Hall of Famer Matt Holliday

3:10 PM

  • Play Ball!