Ballpark Village will celebrate the Cardinals home opener with a full day of activities including a pre-game pep-rally in the parking lot and inside FOX Sports Midwest Live! leading up to the 6:15 p.m. game at Busch Stadium against Arizona.
Grab your game day gear at the Bud Shop located on the first floor of Budweiser Brew House. The Bud Shop fan store features local design and screen-printed items including scarves, jewelry, and Arch Apparel. Partnered with the owners of the longtime popular Clayton boutique, Lusso, the store boasts local charm for your favorite St. Louis teams.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – THURSDAY, APRIL 5TH
10:00 a.m. – Select Ballpark Village venues open to the public
12:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Official Pep-Rally of the St. Louis Cardinals begins on Parking Lot C, just north of Ballpark Village. Event will be hosted by Todd Thomas and will include Fredbird and Team Fredbird, ticket giveaways, and former player appearances.
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – The fun continues inside Ballpark Village as Todd Thomas hosts games and giveaways on the FOX Sports Midwest Live! stage.
5:30 p.m. – Opening Day ceremonies begin
6:15 p.m. – First pitch, direct, live feed on the FOX Sports Midwest Live! 40 foot TV
Post-game – Enjoy live entertainment inside Ballpark Village as Dance Floor Riot performs on the FOX Sports Midwest Live! stage. Additional outdoor entertainment as Todd Thomas DJs on the Busch II Infield Stage.
Fans coming to the game will notice construction near Busch Stadium for the second phase of Ballpark Village. While a portion of the site is sectioned off for construction, Ballpark Village is still accessible through the Walnut and Clark Street entrances. Fans are encouraged to allow extra time and pay attention to signs as they make their way to Ballpark Village or the game.
The Ballpark Village surface parking lot is sold out for Opening Day. Guests who have pre-purchased a parking pass may access the lot via 8th and Walnut Street.