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2019 NLCS Games 1 & 2 details -- Cardinals vs. Nationals

St. Louis & Washington meet in playoffs for second time, first since Cardinals 2012 NLDS win
October 10, 2019

ST. LOUIS, Mo., October 10, 2019 – For the first time since 2014, the St. Louis Cardinals have advanced to the National League Championship Series. The Redbirds begin a best-of-seven series tomorrow against the Wild Card winning Washington Nationals, who defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in their Division Series matchup

ST. LOUIS, Mo., October 10, 2019 – For the first time since 2014, the St. Louis Cardinals have advanced to the National League Championship Series. The Redbirds begin a best-of-seven series tomorrow against the Wild Card winning Washington Nationals, who defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in their Division Series matchup three games to two. A very limited amount of NLCS tickets are available at cardinals.com/postseason. Fans wishing to obtain tickets are strongly encouraged to purchase verified tickets on the team’s website or from the club’s official online marketplace, StubHub. Fans are also encouraged to arrive early to the ballpark to allow everyone to be in their seats by the start of the games. Below are details for the NLCS series against the Nationals.

NLCS Game 1 — Friday, October 11, 2019 — Busch Stadium (7:08 PM CT)

TV: TBS / Postgame: FOX Sports Midwest

Radio: KMOX 1120 AM, WIJR 880 AM (Spanish)

Gates: 4:35 PM

  • Official Cardinals Pregame Pep Rally:
  • 4:00–6:00 PM on the Missouri Lottery Outdoor Stage/Busch II Infield at Ballpark Village
  • Music, entertainment and appearances by DJ Todd Thomas, Cardinals Organist Dwayne Hilton, Fredbird, Team Fredbird, and Cardinals Alumni with prize and ticket giveaways!
  • Red & Navy Rally Towel Giveaway: 40,000 fans entering with a ticket. Presented by SSM Health.
  • Pregame Field Ceremonies:
  • Introduction of the St. Louis Cardinals & Washington Nationals
  • Outfield Flag by Fort Leonard Wood
  • National Anthem performed by Charles Glenn
  • Ceremonial First Pitches by Cardinals Hall of Famers Jason Isringhausen & Scott Rolen

NLCS Game 2 — Saturday, October 12, 2019 — Busch Stadium (3:08 PM CT)

TV: TBS / Postgame: FOX Sports Midwest

Radio: KMOX 1120 AM, WIJR 880 AM (Spanish)

Gates: 12:35 PM

  • Official Cardinals Pregame Pep Rally:
  • 12:00-2:00 PM on the Missouri Lottery Outdoor Stage/Busch II Infield at Ballpark Village
  • Music, entertainment and appearances by DJ Todd Thomas, Cardinals Organist Dwayne Hilton, Fredbird, Team Fredbird, and Cardinals Alumni with prize and ticket giveaways!
  • Red & Navy Rally Towel Giveaway: 40,000 fans entering with a ticket. Presented by Ameren Missouri & Ameren Illinois.
  • Pregame Field Ceremonies:
  • Colors presented by Navy Talent Acquisition Group - Mid-America Color Guard
  • National Anthem performance by Retired Naval Petty Officer, 1st Class, Generald Wilson
  • Ceremonial First Pitches by Cardinals Alumni Danny Cox & John Tudor

NLCS Game 3 — Monday, October 14, 2019 — Nationals Park (TBD)

TV: TBS / Postgame: FOX Sports Midwest

Radio: KMOX 1120 AM, WIJR 880 AM (Spanish)

NLCS Game 4 — Tuesday, October 15, 2019 — Nationals Park (TBD)

TV: TBS / Postgame: FOX Sports Midwest

Radio: KMOX 1120 AM, WIJR 880 AM (Spanish)

NLCS Game 5 — Wednesday, October 16, 2019 — Nationals Park (TBD)* (if necessary)

TV: TBS / Postgame: FOX Sports Midwest

Radio: KMOX 1120 AM, WIJR 880 AM (Spanish)

NLCS Game 6 — Friday, October 18, 2019 — Busch Stadium (TBD)* (if necessary)

TV: TBS / Postgame: FOX Sports Midwest

Radio: KMOX 1120 AM, WIJR 880 AM (Spanish)

NLCS Game 7 — Saturday, October 19, 2019 — Busch Stadium (TBD)* (if necessary)

TV: TBS / Postgame: FOX Sports Midwest

Radio: KMOX 1120 AM, WIJR 880 AM (Spanish)

POSTSEASON ECONOMIC IMPACT: UP TO $32 MILLION FOR REGION’S ECONOMY

According to the St. Louis Regional Chamber, the Cardinals run to the National League Championship Series is set to generate up to $32.4 million for the regional economy. The total economic impact depends upon the number of games played in St. Louis, and since up to four games could be played at Busch Stadium, the maximum impact is estimated to be $8.1 million per game.

The $8.1 million figure is based on the assumption that the games would draw 45,800 fans per game. Direct visitor spending and direct Busch Stadium operations are expected to reach a total of $4.3 million per game with an additional $3.8 million in indirect and induced expenditures. Additionally, the same analysis estimated a total economic impact of $12.6 million from the two National League Division Series games in St. Louis.

The analysis uses the economic impact model IMPLAN, which measures how spending tied to an event has multiple impacts and spreads throughout a region, thereby benefiting local households and firms. The direct, indirect and total economic impact figures are based on estimates of visitor spending and operations expenditures at Busch Stadium.

NEW CONCESSIONS

Delaware North Sportservice, the club’s concessionaire for more than 50 years, has developed a few new menu items for the 2019 postseason, including:

  • Bud BBQ Pulled Pork Burger: Budweiser BBQ tops our juicy fresh hamburger with pulled pork, pub cheese and pickles. Served at: Bud Burger Bar in Budweiser Terrace (Section 432) for $15.
  • Shrimp Queso Fiesta Nachos: A bed of nacho chips covered with our shrimp queso cheese with roasted corn, diced red peppers and green chilies, topped with Cholula hot sauce. Served at: El Birdos Nacho Stands in Sections 152 & 251 for $18.50.
  • Dingers Delight: A bowl of fresh made Dingers Donuts with chocolate and vanilla icing and a scoop of locally made vanilla and chocolate custard, topped with rainbow sprinkles. Served at: Dinger Donuts stands in Sections 145 & 454 for $14.50.

BUSCH STADIUM INFORMATION

Fan Information Guide

The Busch Stadium Fan Information Guide is designed to assist our fans by presenting information about St. Louis Cardinals/Busch Stadium offerings and accommodations. View the guide at cardinals.com/info.

Food & Beverage Guide

The Cardinals Fan Food Guide is available at cardinals.com/food and via the MLB Ballpark app to help fans locate their favorite food and beverages at Busch Stadium.

Prohibited Items

Backpacks, alcohol, thermoses, hard-sided coolers, aluminum or glass cans/bottles, and commercial camera equipment are prohibited. Visit cardinals.com/security for the complete stadium inspection policy & prohibited items list.

Re-Entry & Smoking Gate

Hand stamps will be available for guests who need to exit the stadium, but plan to re-enter. The stamps will be located inside Gate 1 and Gate 4. All guests will be required to show their hand stamp and valid ticket for re-entry. Guest will have bags inspected and be screened upon re-entry at any open gate. All re-entry ends 90 minutes after the scheduled first pitch. The smoking patio is located outside of Gate 1.

Team Store

The Official Cardinals Team Store at Busch Stadium features the area’s best selection of premium Cardinals merchandise and is open daily from 10 AM – 6 PM. On game nights, the store will remain open to the public and will close approximately one hour after the game.

The Official Cardinals Team Store will also carry exclusive 2019 Postseason and Central Division Champions merchandise including hats, t-shirts and hoodies just like the players wear.

MLB Ballpark App

The MLB Ballpark app is your mobile companion when visiting Busch Stadium and personalizes your trip with digital ticketing, mobile check-in, offers, rewards and exclusive content. For more information, visit cardinals.com/ballparkapp.

MORE CARDINALS INFORMATION

*Cardinals Magazine – Issue #4 on Sale Now! *

Kolten Wong is deciding games with his glove and doing the little things with his bat and on the bases to help propel the Cardinals back to the postseason. Now on the cover of the latest issue, the player who’s positioned to win his first Gold Glove reveals the factors behind his evolution as a fielder, hitter and baserunner—and much more!

Subscribe today at cardinals.com/publications or call 314-345-9000, or purchase at Busch Stadium from gate vendors, or at team store and Cardinals Authentics locations. Follow the magazine on Twitter at @CardsMagazine.

Cardinals Yearbook

The 2019 Yearbook is available for $20 inside Busch Stadium, team store locations, Cardinals Authentic shops and major St. Louis area retailers. Also available at cardinals.com/yearbook or 314.345.9000.

Support Cardinals Care

Throughout the postseason, fans can support the charitable arm of the organization Cardinals Care:

  • 50/50 Raffles: One lucky fan will receive 50% of the gross proceeds from each game’s raffle ticket donations presented by Hollywood Casino. The other half will benefit Cardinals Care. For more info, visit cardinals.com/5050.
  • Cardinals Care Stadium Auctions: Auction tables will be inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club, and Redbird Club for fans and collectors to obtain specialty Cardinals items.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The MLBPAA will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1, Gate 3, and inside the Cardinals Club and Redbird Club through the fifth inning. Proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and MLBPAA.

Official Pregame Parties

Cardinals Nation Restaurant will host the Official Pregame Party of the St. Louis Cardinals before every home playoff game. The ticketed pep-rally style party is located on the second floor of Cardinals Nation in the Hall of Fame Club, two and a half hours prior to each game all the way until first pitch. Visit cardinals.com/pregame to purchase tickets or for more information.

Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

The Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum is open daily from 10 AM – 6 PM and remains open through the 7th inning on home game nights. Visit the Museum desk during the 2019 postseason and register to win a Family Membership or a $25 gift certificate to the Cardinals Nation Restaurant & Bar.

Save on tickets to the Cardinals Museum with the Championship Countdown Deal! Each Cardinals postseason victory will take $1 off the price of a regular adult admission ticket through the month of October. 11 wins means another World Series championship and $1 tickets to the Museum!

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/museum. #CardsMuseum

Cardinals Authentics Shop

Cardinals Authentics specializes in official, game-used, limited edition and autographed memorabilia direct from the club. The Cardinals Nation location is open daily from 10 AM – 8 PM. On game nights, the Ford Plaza shop will remain open 30 minutes after last pitch while the Cardinals Nation shop will remain open through the end of the game. For more information, visit cardinals.com/authentics or follow them on Twitter @CardsAuthentics. #CardsAuthentics

Social Media

Twitter (@Cardinals)

Facebook (facebook.com/cardinals)

Instagram (Cardinals)

Snapchat (cardinals)

YouTube (youtube.com/cardinals)

For more info, visit cardinals.com/social. Join the conversation using #STLCards or #TimeToFly.