CARDINALS OPENING DAY SPECIAL SECTION
Compiled by STLSportsPage.com
QUICK TAKES FOR OPENING DAY:
Playing: Pittsburgh Pirates
Game time: 3:15 p.m. (with festivities starting earlier)–We suggest you are in the stadium in your seat by 2 p.m. for the pre-game activities. We will post the schedule when the Cardinals release it so check back for what time the Clydesdales will arrive.
Cardinals starting pitcher: Adam Wainwright
Probably starting lineup: scroll down
Opening Day in St. Louis is a national holiday– or at least the people who live here think it is. There will be many taking off work and getting out of school early to attend the festivities. Below is a list of the promotions we know of. If you know of any others feel free to contact us.
For the Early Birds– The parties start with breakfast!
Kegs and Eggs Thursday, April 7, 2022, 10a.m. to 2 p.m.CT–Kegs & Eggs VIP Event Tent, 7th Street (between Market & Walnut)
Breakfast at Cardinals Nation- Join the Wake Up with Bret and Julie show live from Cardinals Nation for Opening Day on April 7.For the full menu and to make a reservation visit cardinalsnation.com. Space is limited so make your reservations today!
FOX-2/ KPLR 11, Y98 and 102.5 KEZK PEP RALLY- Kiener Plaza 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
For 18 years, FOX 2 and KPLR 11 have teamed up with Y98 and 102.5 KEZK to host what they call the largest Opening Day Rally in St. Louis. They are celebrating Opening Day with a free party Thursday April 7ts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.mm. in Kiener Plaza.
Personalities from FOX 2 and KPLR 11 will be on-site throughout the rally. FOX 2 feature reporter, Tim Ezell will be live from Kiener Plaza early morning, and the station’s new lifestyle show, STUDIO STL hosted by Chelsea Haynes, will broadcast live from Noon-1pm.
There will be food, givewaway, refreshments, games and live entertainment. For more details: FOX2NOW.COM
The Danger Zone Band will help Cardinals Nation groove at the Opening Day Pep Rally. The band has the soundtrack for the party brought to you by FOX 2 / KPLR 11, Y98 and 102.5 KEZK. It all starts Thursday, April 7 at 10 a.m. at Kiener Plaza in Downtown St. Louis.
BALLPARK VILLAGE PEP RALLY- 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
⚾️ Join Todd Thomas and Team Fredbird from 10:30a-12:30p for entertainment, giveaways and more in the Together Credit Union Plaza followed by DJ Mike Justis until the Cardinals Pre-game starts.
This event is FREE and open to everyone! Plaza seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis food & beverage will be available at portable bars & game day grill locations inside Sports & Social and Cardinals Nation. More DJ entertainment with Todd Thomas after the game until 9:30p!
Pre-game and Game Watch reservations are now available- CLICK HERE to book now!
Catch the game on the biggest screen in town with the best in game feel & activations! Doors open for bar seating and standing room at 10a.m. Live music from Trixie Delight after the game until 9:30p!
COVID SAFETY MEASURES at BALLPARK VILLAGE
Based on CDC guidance and St. Louis’ most recent mask mandate, all persons ages 5 and older, regardless of vaccination status, required to wear a mask indoors, unless actively eating or drinking. Mask encouraged outdoors where social distancing is not able to be maintained. CLICK HERE.
12:00 PM Gates Open– 2022 Cardinals Magnet Schedule: All fans, ages 21 and older, will receive a magnet featuring the 2022 Cardinals schedule, compliments of Budweiser.
12:05 – 12:55 PM Cardinals batting practice (subject to change)
1:00 – 1:50 PM Pirates batting practice (subject to change)
2:30 PM Pregame ceremonies begin with an appearance by the world famous Budweiser Clydesdales
2:33 PM Introduction of Fredbird & Team Fredbird
2:34 PM Baseball is Back scoreboard video
2:37 PM Recognition of Cardinals ownership and management
2:38 PM Introduction of Cardinals Hall of Famers via 2022 Ford Mustang motorcade
2:48 PM Special Tribute scoreboard video
2:53 PM Introduction of the St. Louis Cardinals via 2022 Ford F-150 Tremor motorcade
3:04 PM Introduction of the Pittsburgh Pirates
3:06 PM National Anthem performed by Fleet Street & Color Guard presentation by Fort Leonard Wood
3:09 PM Ceremonial First Pitch
3:15 PM First Pitch
Listen to Rob Rains discussing the Cardinal’s upcoming season with Frank Cusumano on Frank’s Press Box Show on 590 The Fan today.
GET YOUR CARDINALS GEAR: CLICK HERE
NEW BY ROB RAINS TODAY: Where will Cardinals top prospects be playing to begin the regular season?: CLICK HERE
Tuesday’s game story: Matz, Cardinals end spring training on high note: https://stlsportspage.com/2022/04/05/matz-cardinals-end-spring-training-on-high-note/
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Food Service at Busch Stadium
Delaware North Sportservice, the club’s concessionaire for more than 50 years, is preparing to welcome fans back to Busch Stadium. The following updates have been made to improve food service inside Busch Stadium: