Homestand Highlights (Monday, September 26 to Sunday, October 2)

The Cardinals return to Busch Stadium and look to secure a National League Wild Card playoff berth during its last seven games of the year. The final regular-season homestand begins with four games against the Cincinnati Reds (September 26-29) and concludes with three games versus the Pittsburgh Pirates (September 30-October 2).

September 26th, 2016

The Cardinals return to Busch Stadium and look to secure a National League Wild Card playoff berth during its last seven games of the year. The final regular-season homestand begins with four games against the Cincinnati Reds (September 26-29) and concludes with three games versus the Pittsburgh Pirates (September 30-October 2). The homestand is highlighted by Fan Appreciation Weekend and three theme nights: Grateful Dead Tribute Night, St. Louis Blues Night, and Fiesta Cardenales.

Monday, September 26, 2016 - Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (6:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 4:45 p.m.

Friday, September 30, 2016 - Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (7:15 p.m.)

Fan Appreciation Weekend

Gates open at 5:15 p.m.

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (12:05 p.m.)

FOX Saturday Baseball National Broadcast

Fan Appreciation Weekend

Gates open at 10:05 a.m.

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (2:15 p.m.)

Fan Appreciation Weekend

Gates open at 12:15 p.m.

MORE HOMESTAND INFORMATION

Cardinals Debut Mobile Friendly "Fan Food Guide"

The St. Louis Cardinals have launched the Cardinals Fan Food Guide on cardinals.com to help fans locate their favorite food and beverages available at Busch Stadium via their computer or mobile device. 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. 

Available at caridnals.com/food or through the free MLB.com Ballpark app, 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.

FOX Sports Midwest Receives Regional Emmy Nominations For Cardinals Baseball Coverage

FOX Sports Midwest has been nominated for six 2016 Mid-America Emmy Awards for its coverage of Cardinals baseball. Play-by-play announcer Dan McLaughlin is a finalist in the Sports Announcer/Play-by-Play category for the sixth time in seven years. Host and reporter Jim Hayes is nominated for the fourth time in five years. Director Tom Mee earned his sixth straight nomination and producer Mike Helling received his fifth nod in seven years. Winners will be announced on October 1 during an awards ceremony in Branson, Missouri. Overall, FOX Sports Midwest received 12 nominations.

Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

Saturday Signings at the Museum, a new program held exclusively at the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum before each Saturday home game during the 2016 season where fans can meet and get an autograph from a former Cardinals player with valid admission to the museum. In addition to having valid admission, fans must obtain a free autograph line ticket which will be distributed starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Busch Stadium II Infield entrance to Cardinals Nation at Ballpark Village on the day of each Saturday signing. Players will sign for two hours prior to game time and fans will need to bring their own items to be autographed unless otherwise noted. Fans can visit cardinals.com/museum for more details and scheduling.

The Cardinals are proud to continue to offer the Hall of Fame & Museum Membership Program for fans in 2016. Individual ($50) or Family Membership ($85) options are available and membership benefits include unlimited museum admission for one year, guest passes, limited edition bobbleheads of Ken Boyer and Willie McGee, discounts to the Cardinals Authentics Shop & Cardinals Nation Restaurant, and access to select presales and member-only events. Visit cardinals.com/membership for more information.

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 20,000 memorabilia items and hundreds of thousands of archival photographs. Be sure to check out this year's special gallery, Farming the Business of Cardinals Baseball, which explores the history of baseball's first successful farm system and how it literally changed the sport. 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).

2016 Cardinals Yearbook Celebrates Classic Photos In Cardinals History

Which Cardinals photo sits atop your stack of all-time favorites? Is it David Freese walking-off Game 6 of the 2011 World Series with a homer and helmet spike just before the stroke of midnight? Maybe it's Waino's and Yadi's midair embrace after the last out of the 2006 World Series? Or perhaps it's Ray Lankford trucking Darren Daulton in one of the biggest collisions at home plate?

Whatever your photo favorite, the 2016 Cardinals Yearbook will have it in its anthology of the most treasured Cardinals images ever assembled in one volume with the appropriately titled "Famous Frames: Classic Photos From Cardinals History."

As the centerpiece of the Yearbook, this photo collection brings together page after page of iconic imagery through the lens of baseball's finest photographs. But it's much more than a stunning visual feast-it also presents the stories behind the photographs, as told by Cardinals legends that were focal points of the photos, and personal insight from the photographers who were capturing it. Of course, with more than 60 pages of action photos and studio portraits of every member of the 2016 team, this year's edition is a must-have keepsake for yourself, or as a gift for the upcoming holiday season.

Pick up the 2016 Yearbook at Busch Stadium inside each gate from Cardinals Publications vendors, team store locations and Cardinals Authentics shops, as well as St. Louis area retailers and grocers. It's also available by visiting cardinals.com/yearbook or calling 314-345-9000.

New Cardinals Magazine Gets Candid With Waino, Salutes 2016 Hall of Fame Class

What would it be like to chat one-on-one with fan favorite Adam Wainwright? Or listen to Gibby and Red share personal stories about the 2016 Cardinals Hall of Fame class? Or even tour the franchise's state-of-the-art baseball academy in the Dominican Republic? In the new Cardinals Magazine, fans can do more than just imagine. Our biggest issue of the season to date at 132 pages brings these stories and many others to life.

This must-have edition also includes entertaining stories on 2006 World Series MVP David Eckstein, John Goodman's big night at the ballpark and fast-rising prospect Harrison Bader, as well as the latest installments of our popular monthly departments featuring Matt Carpenter and Carlos Martinez. 

Now in its 25th season, Cardinals Magazine continues to provide its global readership with comprehensive, colorful coverage of all-things Cardinals. Fans can purchase the 100-plus page fourth issue for just $5 at Busch Stadium vendors inside each stadium gate, team store locations and Cardinals Authentics stores in Ford Plaza and Ballpark Village. Throughout St. Louis, the magazine is available for purchase at major retailers like Cardinals Clubhouse, Dierbergs, Schnucks, QuikTrip and Walgreens. Print subscriptions are also available at cardinals.com/publications or 314-345-9000. New this season, you can follow Cardinals Magazine on Twitter @CardsMagazine for one-of-a-kind coverage and watch weekly video segments ("Inside Access with Cardinals Magazine") on the Cardinals Insider TV show or at cardinals.com/insider.

Cardinals Authentics

The Cardinals Authentics Shop - the official source of game-used and autographed collectibles and memorabilia directly from the club - will have game-used bases and baseballs available for purchase before the end of each game. All season long, fans will be able to take a piece of the game directly from the field to their home, all in one visit. For more information on Cardinals Authentics, and their two locations (inside Ford Plaza and at Cardinals Nation inside Ballpark Village), visit cardinals.com/authentics or follow them on Twitter @CardsAuthentics (#CardsAuthentics).

Cardinals Nation Restaurant and Bar

New this year, Cardinals Nation will host the Official Pre-Game Party of the St. Louis Cardinals. This ticketed pep-rally style party will be located on the second floor of Cardinals Nation in the Hall of Fame Club, two and a half hours prior to every Cardinals home game during the 2016 season. This exclusive Cardinals Nation pre-game event includes a full buffet menu, all-inclusive bar and a DJ or live music all the way until first pitch. Only 250 tickets will be allotted for each game, which fans can purchase at cardinals.com/pregame for digital delivery. Tickets can also be purchased at any box office or at the Cardinals Museum in Cardinals Nation.

Open daily, Cardinals Nation is the year-round home to Cardinals fans offering a variety of weekly programming and special events. Offering an expansive menu that recently added 17 new menu items, Cardinals Nation has something for everyone. This season, fans won't want to miss the following highlights: 

Ballpark Village

Ballpark Village is the place to be before, during and after the game! Since opening in March of 2014, Ballpark Village has hosted more than 10 million visitors of all ages from across the country and brought hundreds of great events to downtown St. Louis. As Ballpark Village enters its third year, several additions and improvements are underway. The brand new Prairie Farms Dugout will serve up Prairie Farms hand-dipped ice cream, North Star frozen novelties and cold beverages on the turf of the Busch II Infield. Inside fans can catch the pre-game pep rallies in FOX Sports Midwest Live! featuring emcee Todd Thomas and live post-game music by the region's greatest bands.

Didn't get enough Dead music during Grateful Dead Tribute Night at the ballpark? After the game on Monday, September 26, head over to Ballpark Village and watch St. Louis' own Dead tribute band, Jake's Leg, perform a special concert on the FOX Sports Midwest Live! stage.

On Friday, September 30, Fiesta Cardenales continues over at the Busch II Infield with a postgame party hosted by Karlos Ramirez and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce! The party includes music by DJ Fonzo and drink specials with souvenir cup.

On Saturday, October 1, superstar country group Old Dominion will perform on the outdoor Busch II Infield stage beginning at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance ($20 day of show) and are available at ticketfly.com.

Rally on Clark II is the second premiere, outdoor music festival to take over the Busch II Infield on Saturday, October 8. Several local DJs will be spinning on stage all day long, while guests enjoy food trucks, a bounce house, drink specials and more. For tickets and more information, visit stlballparkvillage.com.

2016 Official Team Media Guide

The St. Louis Cardinals official team Media Guide has long been relied upon by journalists and broadcasters who cover the team. Containing stats, photos and biographies of every player in the entire Cardinals organization, along with the definitive history of the club since its inception, the 2016 Media Guide is the best and most comprehensive book about the Cardinals.

The Cardinals annual media guide is a great collectable, with the cover each season highlighting a moment in Cardinals history. New this season, for every Media Guide purchased at the team store, Cards Authentics store or stands around the ballpark, fans will receive an exclusive poster featuring all 11 media guide covers at the new ballpark, along with the 2016 schedule. The 2016 Media Guide is available for $20 at the Team Store, Cardinals Authentics or cardinals.com/mediaguide.

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. Since it was established in 1997, Cardinals Care has distributed over $21 million to support St. Louis area non-profit youth organizations and built 22 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods.

This year marks the 13th 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.

Cardinals Work #4AGreenerGame

The 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).

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 club 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.

Cardinals Launch @cardenales Spanish Language Twitter Account

The Cardinals have launched @cardenales, a Spanish language Twitter account in an effort to reach a rapidly growing segment of the team's domestic and international fan base. Followers of @cardenales will see real time updates about the Cardinals and unique Spanish language content designed to take fans behinds the scenes with the team.

Facebook Fridays with Fredbird

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/facebookfridays for more details (#Fredbird).

Fan-Friendly Values

For more information on Cardinals promotions and theme nights visit cardinals.com/promotions and cardinals.com/theme. 

Metal Detectors

Cardinals fans will note the continued use of walk-through metal detectors at all Busch Stadium gates and entrances, as part of MLB's implementation of mandatory metal detection screening of all guests at all MLB ballparks in 2016.