ST. LOUIS - May 10, 2013 - Following a six-game road trip to Milwaukee and Chicago (5-1), the Cardinals return to St. Louis for a ten-game homestand, one of the longest of the season. The homestand begins with a three game series against the Colorado Rockies this weekend, continues with a four-game series against the New York Mets in their only visit to Busch this season, and concludes with a three-game series versus the Milwaukee Brewers. The homestand is highlighted by several theme ticket promotions such as Andy Cohen Night, College Night and Bosnian Heritage Day, as well as Ice Mountain Autograph Night, Replica Women's Mike Matheny Jersey Day, Ladies Floppy Sun Hat Day, and the Kids High Sport Sock giveaway. 

Friday, May 10, 2013 - Cardinals vs. Colorado Rockies (7:15 p.m.)

  • Budweiser Bash Friday: Enjoy live music, prizes, the Budweiser Build-a-Bar, and autographs in the Ford Plaza beginning at 6:00 p.m. The first 200 fans to line up at the Budweiser Bash entrance (Gate 5) will be given guaranteed autograph line tickets for Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn. Only fans with autograph tickets will receive an autograph. Autograph ticket distribution begins one hour prior to gates opening. Budweiser Bash Fridays are sponsored by Budweiser Beer.
  • Andy Cohen Night at the Ballpark: The Cardinals are celebrating Emmy Award-winning television personality, author, and St. Louis native, Andy Cohen during the first ever Andy Cohen Night at Busch Stadium. Cohen, a lifelong Cardinals fan, is the Executive Vice President of Development and Talent for Bravo as well as the host and executive producer of Watch What Happens Live, Bravo's late night, interactive talk show. Cohen will throw out a ceremonial pitch prior to the game. Fans that purchase the special event ticket will receive an Andy Cohen bobblehead. VIP ticketed-guests will also receive a signed copy of Cohen's book, Most Talkative during a VIP meet and greet event. VIP tickets are sold out, but general tickets remain and can be purchased at cardinals.com/bravoandy. Please note that the Andy Cohen Bobblehead is only available with the purchase of this special ticket. Fans who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for this promotional item.
  • Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game. The auction is a great way for fans and collectors alike to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. The auction tables will be located at Gate 3, Gate 1, Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club, and in the Redbird Club.

Saturday, May 11, 2013 - Cardinals vs. Colorado Rockies (1:15 p.m.)

  • Replica Women's Mike Matheny Jersey Day: 25,000 ticketed-fans, ages 16 and older, will take home a pink, women's Mike Matheny jersey as part of Ladies Weekend. Presented by AT&T. 
  • Cardinals Care Jersey Day: All fans can purchase scratch-off tickets from roaming volunteers for a chance to win a game-used Cardinals jersey from today's game. Proceeds benefit Cardinals Care.

Sunday, May 12, 2013 - Cardinals vs. Colorado Rockies (1:15 p.m.)

  • Ladies Floppy Sun Hat Day: Diet Coke and Schnucks are excited to give 25,000 ticketed- fans, ages 16 and older, a one-of-kind Cardinals floppy sun hat.
     
  • Honorary Bat Girl: The Cardinals are proud to present Kathy Day, a breast cancer survivor, as the winner of the 2013 Honorary Bat Girl Contest. The MLB campaign recognizes baseball fans that have been affected by breast cancer and demonstrate a commitment to eradicating the disease. Kathy is a three-time cancer survivor, having battled breast cancer, melanoma, and throat and tongue cancer. As our Honorary Bat Girl, Kathy will take part in pre-game activities and be honored during an on-field ceremony. You can read Kathy's story, and meet the other club representatives at HonoraryBatGirl.com.
  • Seeing Pink: In honor of Mother's Day and breast cancer awareness, MLB players are expected to use pink bats by Louisville Slugger, the Official Bat of Major League Baseball, stamped with the MLB breast cancer awareness logo. To further demonstrate their support for the breast cancer cause, players and on-field personnel will wear the symbolic pink ribbon on their uniforms along with pink wrist bands. Commemorative base jewels and dugout lineup cards will also be pink.

 

  • Purchase Personalized Pink Bats: During today's game, the Cardinals Authentics Store will be offering fans the opportunity to purchase a personalized hot pink Louisville Slugger bat. While fans can personalize an engraved Louisville Slugger bat all season long at the Cardinals Authentics Store in Ford Plaza, the pink bats are only available at today's game. A portion of the pink bat proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Personalized Louisville Slugger bats are 100% custom, take less than 10 minutes to create, and make the perfect, one-of-a-kind souvenir for fans to remember their visit to Busch Stadium.

 

  • Bosnian Heritage Day: The Cardinals invite the Bosnian community and Cardinal Nation to celebrate Bosnian Heritage Day at Busch Stadium. Enjoy Bosnian dancing and music by Albosy from noon - 1 p.m. in Riverview Corner during the fun afternoon of Bosnian culture and baseball! The first 500 fans who purchase the special Bosnian Heritage Day ticket at cardinals.com/bosnian will also receive a Bosnian Heritage Day t-shirt. Please note that the t-shirt is only available with the purchase of this special ticket. Fans who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for this promotional item.   
     
  • Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday: Starting two hours prior to the game, bring the entire family to Ford Plaza for games, prizes and free North Star ice cream (while supplies last).
  • Hunter Family Sunday: During this game, and on most Sundays, fans purchasing individual tickets in Right Field Terrace and RF/LF Pavilion will receive a free Hunter hot dog and Coca-Cola.

Monday, May 13, 2013 - Cardinals vs. New York Mets (6:05 p.m.)

  • Siteman Colon Cancer Day with Kathy Holliday: The Cardinals are helping create colon cancer awareness during Siteman Colon Cancer Day. Colon cancer survivor, Kathy Holliday will throw a ceremonial pitch to her son, Cardinals outfielder, Matt Holliday. Washington University colorectal surgeons from the Siteman Cancer Center will be in Ford Plaza from 4:15 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. to answer any questions you might have about colon screenings and colon cancer. To find out more information about Kathy and Matt Hollidays' colon cancer screening project, go to sitemanscreening.wustl.edu.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

 

  • College Night at the Ballpark: The St. Louis Cardinals invite students, faculty, and staff of local colleges and universities to purchase a specially priced ticket that includes an exclusive Cardinals-themed tank top! During this game, college students can get a Loge level ticket AND the tank top for just $19! Tickets may be purchased online at cardinals.com/college. Please note that the College Day Tank Top is only available with the purchase of this special ticket. Fans who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for the tank top. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - Cardinals vs. New York Mets (7:15 p.m.)

  • Battle at Busch: Busch Stadium is proud to host the Battle at Busch in conjunction with Mozingo Music and 105.7 The Point. The 2013 schedule features 15 local bands over the course of five nights, at five different Cardinals' home games out in Ford Plaza. Tonight's battle features Holiday At Sea, Soma, and Minus Me. Bands begin performing 20 minutes after the gates open with each act given 20 minutes to perform. Each band will be judged on a point system by Mozingo Music and 105.7 The Point. The top three scoring bands of the summer will be invited back to play on September 24th in the "Battle at Busch" finals for the grand prize package. Discounted tickets are available at cardinals.com/battleatbusch.
     
  • Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game. The auction is a great way for fans and collectors alike to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. The auction tables will be located at Gate 3, Gate 1, Cardinals Club, Champions Club, and in the Redbird Club.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - Cardinals vs. New York Mets (7:15 p.m.)

 

  • Ice Mountain Autograph Night: Fans, ages 20 and under, can get autographs from current players before the game from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. From 6:30 p.m. to 7:15, all fans can get autographs from Cardinals alumni. New this year, the Ice Mountain Autograph Event will be held in Riverview Corner on the 400 level in right field. 

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - Cardinals vs. New York Mets (12:45 p.m.)

  • Charity Haircuts in the Plaza sponsored by Great Clips: During the game, fans can root on their team and shape up their roots with a visit to Ford Plaza for Great Clips' Charity Haircuts. For a $10 donation, Great Clips - who sponsors the event every weekday afternoon game during the season - will cut your hair and donate all proceeds to Cardinals Care.

Friday, May 17, 2013 - Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:15 p.m.)

  • Adult Cap Night: 25,000 ticketed-fans, ages 16 and older, can show off their Cardinals spirit in style with this trendy baseball cap, courtesy of U.S. Cellular, the Official Wireless Provider of the Cardinals.
  • Budweiser Bash Friday: Enjoy live music, prizes, the Budweiser Build-a-Bar, and autographs in the Ford Plaza beginning at 6:00 p.m. The first 200 fans to line up at the Budweiser Bash entrance (Gate 5) will be given guaranteed autograph line tickets for Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma. Only fans with autograph tickets will receive an autograph. Autograph ticket distribution begins one hour prior to gates opening. Budweiser Bash Fridays are sponsored by Budweiser Beer.
  • Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game. The auction is a great way for fans and collectors alike to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. The auction tables will be located at Gate 3, Gate 1, Cardinals Club, Champions Club, and in the Redbird Club.

Saturday, May 18, 2013 - Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (6:15 p.m.)

  • Kids Pennant Day: All ticketed-fans, ages 15 and younger, will receive a David Freese pennant and Pasta House coupon, courtesy of Coca Cola and the Pasta House.
     
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

Sunday, May 19, 2013 - Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (1:15 p.m.)

  • High Socks Sunday: #HighSocksSunday is popular with Cardinals players and has become a fan favorite over the past couple of seasons thanks to players like Jon Jay and Daniel Descalso. All ticketed-fans, ages 15 and younger, will receive their very own pair of high sports socks at the game.
  • Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday: Starting two hours prior to the game, bring the entire family to Ford Plaza for games, prizes and free North Star ice cream (while supplies last).
  • Hunter Family Sunday: During this game, and on most Sundays, fans purchasing individual tickets in Right Field Terrace and RF/LF Pavilion will receive a free Hunter hot dog and Coca-Cola.
  • Prairie Farms Run the Bases: Following the game, fans 15 and under are invited to run the bases of Busch Stadium (weather permitting). Presented by Prairie Farms.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

More Fan Fun

Cardinals Magazine - New Issue on Sale Now!

The newest issue of Cardinals Magazine shines its spotlight on the organization's top prospect, Oscar Taveras, and features a profile on hitting coach John Mabry, a Q&A with Mad Men star and Cardinals fan Jon Hamm, a detailed update on Ballpark Village, the second of six collectible Stan Musial posters, and much more! Now available in print or digital, fans can start a subscription today at cardinals.com/publications or pick up a copy at Busch Stadium.

Cardinals Social Media

Join the Cardinals throughout the season on a variety of social media platforms including Twitter (@Cardinals), Facebook (facebook.com/cardinals), Instagram (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.

  • 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 serve 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.

All-Star Balloting Begins: Ready to #VoteSTL? Ballots for the 2013 All-Star Game are now available inside Busch Stadium. Online voting is also underway at cardinals.com/vote, and fans can vote a total of 25 times online and from mobile devices until Thursday, July 4th at 11:59 p.m. (EDT). Send your favorite Cardinal players to the 2013 MLB All-Star Game in New York by joining the conversation (#VoteSTL) and voting for Allen Craig (#AllStarAllen), Matt Carpenter (#CarpenterSkills), David Freese (#FreesePlease), Pete Kozma (#PickPete), Yadier Molina (#YadiYadiYadi), Carlos Beltran (#SavedByTheBeltran), Matt Holliday (#HollidayIn), and Jon Jay (#SayJay).  

 

Cardinals Work "4 A Greener Game"

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.

 

Cardinals in the Community

Cardinals Care was established to give fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the Cardinals organization to help children in our community - both on and off the baseball field. Since it was established in 1997, Cardinals Care has invested nearly $19 million in helping children, including providing nearly $11 million in grants to over 800 non-profit youth organizations, and building 19 youth ball fields in neighborhoods in both Missouri and Illinois.

Cardinals Care's Redbird Rookies program, a free league for boys and girls who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play baseball, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2013. In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls, and other equipment needed for each team in over 20 leagues in Missouri and Illinois, 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.

Cardinals Care is urging fans to support their on-going efforts to help children a variety of ways:

  • Cardinals Care 6K and One Mile Fun Run: Registration is now open for the fourth annual Cardinals Care 6K and One Mile Fun Run set for Sunday, August 18th. Those interested in participating are encouraged to learn more and register at cardinals.com/6k.
  • Cardinals for the Cure: The Cardinals are teaming up with fans again this year for the 16th annual Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure on Saturday, June 15th. Fans should visit cardinals.com/komen for more information or to join the St. Louis Cardinals/KMOX/Y98/FRESH 102.5/Mercy Team in 2013. All participants will receive a one-of-a-kind Cardinals t-shirt.

Fan-Friendly Values

  • Dynamic Deals of the Week: The Cardinals' value-based dynamic pricing system allows them to offer outstanding ticket savings to fans throughout the season. Special values will be highlighted each Monday as part of the "Dynamic Deals of the Week" promotion. Since the launch of dynamic pricing last season, 77% of games were priced lower in 2012 than 2011, with nearly 40% of games having tickets priced for $5 or less. Fans can sign up to receive weekly Dynamic Deal emails at cardinals.com.
  • KMOX 1120 First Pitch Tickets: The Cardinals are pleased to team up with KMOX 1120 to offer the KMOX 1120 First Pitch Tickets. At 9 a.m. on the day of each game, fans may purchase a voucher good for two tickets to that day's game for a total cost of $11.20 ($5.60 per ticket). The voucher may be redeemed for tickets 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the game. The tickets may be anywhere in the park, depending on availability.
     
  • For a full listing of all the fan-friendly ticket values in 2013, visit cardinals.com/values.

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