The Cardinals are back at Busch Stadium for a quick four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers (May 29-June 1). The fifth homestand of the year is highlighted by Memorial Day, a pregame Flood Relief Benefit Concert and four Theme Nights. Additionally, fans are encouraged to continue to vote online for Cardinals players for the 2017 All-Star Game in Miami at cardinals.com/vote (#VoteSTL).
Monday, May 29, 2017 - Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (1:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (6:05 p.m.)
ESPN Tuesday Night Baseball National Broadcast
Gates open at 4:35 p.m.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (7:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (12:45 p.m.)
Gates open at 11:15 a.m.
MORE HOMESTAND INFORMATION
Delaware North Sportservice, the club's concessionaire for more than 50 years, is preparing to welcome fans back to Busch Stadium. Delaware North Executive Chef Larry Johnson and his culinary team have developed a few new menu items for the 2017 season, including:
Mobile Friendly Fan Food Guide
The Cardinals Fan Food Guide is available at cardinals.com/food and via the MLB.com Ballpark mobile app to help fans locate their favorite food and beverages at Busch Stadium. In addition to showing where each concession item may be purchased, the Cardinals Fan Food Guide also includes a photo of each item, as well as its price. Fans can browse all concession options around the stadium generally via the A-Z listing or can target specific alcoholic and non-alcohol beverages and deserts. The Cardinals Fan Food Guide even gives fans the ability to sort offerings by Healthy Choices & Special Dietary Requests.
Fans can access the Cardinals Fan Food Guide from their mobile devices while attending a Cardinals game by using the public facing WiFi (CardinalsWiFi) that was launched at Busch Stadium earlier this season.
Update Prohibited Items & Bag Inspection Policy
Fans are still allowed to bring their own food and beverages into Busch Stadium for all 81 games. However, some items will no longer be permitted to be brought through the gates. Outside cups (e.g. fast food/gas stations cups), mugs and thermoses are prohibited. All drinks must be factory sealed, in clear plastic bottles no larger than two (2) liters.
Multi-compartment backpacks are no longer permitted inside the ballpark. Duffel bags, tote bags, cinch bags, diaper bags and purses no larger than 16" x 16" x 8" are still allowed. Additionally, ice packs are prohibited unless required for a medical condition. Fans can still bring loose ice to keep food and beverages cold. For a full list of permitted and prohibited items, visit cardinals.com/security.
Cardinals Authentics is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1967 World Series Championship team by offering autographed pictures, baseballs and other memorabilia from Mike Shannon, Orlando Cepeda, Lou Brock, Bob Gibson and Red Schoendienst including a framed, limited edition, enlarged print of a World Series Game 4 ticket signed by all five players and a limited number (#'d to 67) of autographed and inscribed baseballs by Bob Gibson celebrating his three World Series wins. Cardinals Authentics will also commemorate the 125th anniversary of the franchise with unique collectible items as well.
Fans can pre-order game-used bases for any game in the 2017 season by calling 314.345.9851 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fans can visit one of the two Cardinals Authentics locations inside Cardinals Nation or in the Ford Plaza to shop for authentic Cardinals gear and to take home a piece of the game. Cardinals Authentics specializes in official, game-used, limited edition and autographed memorabilia direct from the club. Both shops offer a great selection of current and vintage Cardinals apparel, as well as one-of-a-kind collectibles. The Cardinals Nation location is open daily from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. (April-October) and 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (November-March). On game nights, the Ford Plaza shop will remain open 30 minutes after last pitch while the Cardinals Nation shop will remain open one hour after the final pitch. Visit cardinals.com/authentics or follow them on Twitter @CardsAuthentics. (#CardsAuthentics)
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum
The Cardinals have launched a new museum membership level for fans desiring the most premier level of benefits. Benefits of the Ultimate Cardinals Museum Membership include a bronze mini plaque engraved with the member's name, an autographed bat and baseball from a Cardinals Hall of Famer, VIP seating for two at the Cardinals Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and much more.
The Cardinals are proud to continue to offer the Individual ($50) and Family ($85) Museum Membership options for fans in 2017. Membership benefits include unlimited museum admission for one year, guest passes, limited edition bobbleheads of Dizzy Dean and Ted Simmons, discounts to the Cardinals Authentics Shop & Cardinals Nation Restaurant, and access to select presales and member-only events. Visit cardinals.com/membership for a detailed list of membership benefits.
The Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum within Cardinals Nation features the largest team-held collection in baseball. The collection is second only to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in terms of size with over 22,000 memorabilia items and hundreds of thousands of archival photographs. Be sure to check out this year's special gallery, Women in Baseball: How They Made History, which examines women's involvement and contributions to St. Louis baseball and the game at large. The Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and remains open through the 7th inning on home game nights. Adult admission is $12, and tickets can be purchased at cardinals.com/museum (#CardsMuseum).
Cardinals Nation Restaurant and Bar
New for 2017, the Cardinals have launched the Cardinals Nation Food Truck. Serving a combination of ballpark fare and unique culinary creations, the Cardinals Nation Food Truck will be located at 8th and Clark on game days, and will hit the streets around the city for lunch service. The food truck menu consists of 10 entrée offerings including fan favorites from the Cardinals Nation Restaurant like the Cardinals Nation Nachos and Four Cheese Mac & Cheese, along with fun new selections such as Bacon Ribs and the Twisted Cheddar Brat. In addition to taking part in local fairs and festivals, the food truck will be available for corporate and social events, catering and will be part of the Cardinals outreach throughout the St. Louis community. Fans can follow the #CardsFoodTruck on Twitter @CardsFoodTruck for weekly truck location announcements. To view the full menu, fans can visit cardinals.com/foodtruck.
Cardinals Nation will continue to host the Official Pre-Game Party of the St. Louis Cardinals. This ticketed pep-rally style party is located in the Hall of Fame Club on the second floor, two and a half hours prior to every Cardinals home game during the 2017 season. The exclusive pre-game event includes a full buffet menu, all-inclusive bar and a DJ or live music all the way until first pitch. Tickets for the Opening Day Official Pre-Game Party are currently sold out. Tickets for future Pre-Game Parties can be purchased at cardinals.com/pregame, at any Busch Stadium box office or at the Cardinals Museum.
Open daily, Cardinals Nation is the year-round home to Cardinals fans offering a variety of weekly programming and special events. This season, fans won't want to miss the following highlights:
Ballpark Village is the premiere dining, drinking, and entertainment destination in the region. Located in the heart of St. Louis' central business district adjacent to Busch Stadium, Ballpark Village hosts events 365 days a year, providing patrons with a variety of entertainment, food and beverage, and on-site parking in one location. Join us for a variety of entertainment before and after every single home game, including giveaways, games, and Todd Thomas!
No ticket, no problem! Ballpark Village offers an unprecedented watch party experience with over 1,200 square feet of TVs, direct stadium feed, Budweiser Brew House Deck Parties post-game every Friday with DJ Todd Thomas and Official Cardinals Away Game Watch Parties with premium giveaways.
On Saturday, June 3, Ballpark Village will host Family Fun Day benefiting St. Jude in the Busch II Infield and west parking lot from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. The event will feature over 20 activities including performances, rides, inflatables, games, sports teams, and more! Admission into the event is free but certain premium activities require a $10 all-access wristband. Once the $10 all-access wristband is purchased kids can enjoy all activities the entire day as many times as they wish! 100% of ticket sales will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital!
Cardinals Kids Club
The Cardinals Kids Club is the exclusive club for Redbird fans ages 13 and under. The 2017 Kids Club membership package includes two tickets to a 2017 Cardinals game, access to the Member's Only autograph party at Busch Stadium, first in-line access for Kids Run the Bases presented by Prairie Farms, a duffel bag, hat, lanyard, lapel pin, a Fredbird action figure and more.
Membership packages may be purchased at Busch Stadium at the Cardinals Kids Club kiosk located in Family Pavilion or online at cardinals.com/kidsclub.
New Cardinals Magazine Features Rick Ankiel, JMart & '67 World Champs
Cardinals Magazine continues its quarter-century anniversary campaign with a pair of inspirational stories in new edition. Cover subject Rick Ankiel opens up about his turbulent past and remarkable career, the reasons why he wrote his much-discussed book, The Phenomenon, and his plans for the future. Then you'll want to read our profile on José Martínez, who has overcome knee surgeries, a long haul through the minors and other challenges to ultimately become a significant contributor for the 2017 Cardinals.
Page after page, fans will enjoy the breadth of content in the new edition. With the upcoming reunion of the 1967 World Champions this homestand, we visit with the team's manager, legendary fan favorite Red Schoendienst, about each of the players he penciled into his everyday lineup. Our player-centric departments feature #DearDexter, where All-Star centerfielder Dexter Fowler answers questions from fans; The Lynn-Sider, a monthly column written by Lance Lynn; and East Meets West, featuring the views from opposite sides of the country from West Virginia native Jedd Gyorko and California kid Greg Garcia. And in keeping with our 25th anniversary season, you'll love our season-long "Pages From Our Past" section, where we'll showcase the people, performances and franchise-defining moments we watched and wrote about over an ever-changing quarter-century of Cardinals baseball.
Pick up this must-read issue at retail locations throughout Busch Stadium, including from vendors inside stadium gates, team store locations, portable red merchandise carts, Majestic and Cardinals Authentics stores inside Ballpark Village and the Cardinals Authentics Shop in Ford Plaza. Throughout metro St. Louis, the magazine is available for purchase at major retailers like Cardinals Clubhouse mall stores, Dierbergs, Schnucks, Shop 'n Save, QuikTrip and Walgreens.
Print and digital subscriptions are available at cardinals.com/magazine or by calling 314-345-9000. If you sign up today, you'll receive 2 free tickets to a 2017 home game (offer ends May 17). For additional team coverage, follow Cardinals Magazine on Twitter @CardsMagazine and watch our weekly segments on the Cardinals Insider TV show. #CardsMag25
2017 Official Scorecard Celebrates Club's 125th Anniversary
Featuring the cover artwork of acclaimed St. Louis illustrator Mike Right-the scorecard designer since 2003-this season's scorecard celebrates the franchise's 125th anniversary logo paired with 12 Cardinals utilized by the club through the decades. Inside, you'll find a tutorial on how to keep score the "Cardinal Way," a method practiced by club officials since the 1940s.
Purchase the scorecard individually-or with the latest edition of Cardinals Magazine for just $5-from Busch Stadium vendors inside the gates, team store locations, red merchandise carts and Cardinals Authentics. Purchase additional scorecards at cardinals.com/scorecard.
Cardinals in the Community
Cardinals Care (#CardsCare) was established to give fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the organization to help children in our community-both on and off the baseball field. Established in 1997, Cardinals Care has invested over $22 million to support St. Louis area children and built or renovated 22 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods. Most recently, the Cardinals dedicated Adam Wainwright Field at Bob Russell Park in August 2016.
This season marks the 14th year of Cardinals Care's innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free baseball league for kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play. In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment needed for each team, Redbird Rookies also provides extensive off-field support in the areas of health, education, mentoring and the cultural arts for each of the nearly 4,500 kids who participate in the program each year. Fans can learn how to support Cardinals Care by visiting cardinals.com/community.
Fans can support Cardinals Care by donating directly at cardinals.com/community or in a variety of ways:
Cardinals Insider with Ozzie Smith
Cardinals Insider, the club's weekly half-hour new magazine television show, made its season debut on March 26 with new host Ozzie Smith. Now in its second season, Cardinals Insider with Ozzie Smith is available within 17 television markets in eight states. Over the offseason, a new digital newsroom was constructed within the Cardinals press box to house the team's multimedia video unit. Five full-time journalists were hired to provide fans with behind the scenes access and daily content for the team's various digital and social platforms including cardinals.com, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The show features a mix of news, player profiles, exclusive interviews, in-depth features, and a look back in team history with exclusive content from the team's large archive and extensive museum collection. In addition to offering fans an unprecedented view behind the scenes with the team, the show also places a strong emphasis on fan engagement and leveraging the team's social media to enrich the viewer experience. New episodes air locally on KSDK every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. More information about the show, including previous episodes and a full list of affiliates and show times, can be found at cardinals.com/insider. (#CardsInsider)
Cardinals Work #4AGreenerGame
For the first time in Busch Stadium's history, the Cardinals will be purchasing enough Renewable Energy Credits from Ameren Missouri Pure Power to offset 100% of the energy consumption used at the ballpark for every regular season game in 2017.
The Cardinals Knight FM Green Team is a group of volunteers who walk down the aisles of the seating bowl in-between innings collecting recyclables from fans and promoting recycling at Busch Stadium. In exchange for their services, volunteers are able to watch the game in standing room only sections of Busch Stadium, as collections are only done in-between innings and during pitching changes so as not to disturb fans trying to watch the game. To volunteer or learn more, visit cardinals.com/green (#4AGreenerGame).
Every Friday, Fredbird and Team Fredbird will appear somewhere within Cardinal Nation to give away a select number of free tickets or items to lucky fans on a first come, first served basis. Be sure to join the fun. To find out where Fredbird will be each week follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/cardinals and on Twitter @Cardinals, or visit cardinals.com/fredbirdfridays for more details (#FredbirdFriday).
Cardinals Fan Engagement Video Initiatives
#CardsFanFlix is the St. Louis Cardinals ongoing fan engagement initiative developed to encourage fans to create videos that celebrate the team. Throughout the season, the Cardinals sponsor a variety of promotions, contests and campaigns under the umbrella of #CardsFanFlix asking fans to creatively use video to demonstrate their enthusiasm and support of the team while also having some fun:
Follow the Cardinals on Social Media
Join the Cardinals throughout the season on a variety of social media platforms including Twitter (@Cardinals), Facebook (facebook.com/cardinals), Instagram (Cardinals), Snapchat (cardinals), Pinterest (pinterest.com/cardinalsmlb), Tumblr (stlcardinals) and Google + (St. Louis Cardinals). Fans will get an inside look at the team, exclusive promotions and giveaways, breaking news, behind-the-scenes photos, videos and much more. For more info, and a list of verified player twitter accounts, visit cardinals.com/connect. Join the conversation using #STLCards.
The Cardinals have also launched a Spanish language Twitter account (@cardenales) and Facebook account (facebook.com/stlcardenales) in an effort to reach a rapidly growing segment of the team's domestic and international fan base. Followers will see real time updates about the Cardinals and unique Spanish language content designed to take fans behinds the scenes with the team. Furthermore, Los Cardenales, a dedicated Spanish language video page, has been added to the team's website at cardinals.com/loscardenales. Join the conversation using #STLCardenales.
For more information on Cardinals promotions and theme nights visit cardinals.com/promotions and cardinals.com/theme.