2021 Opening Day in St. Louis – Schedule & Details
ST. Louis, Mon. April 6, 2021 – A pregame ceremony that welcomes the St. Louis Cardinals home in 2021, recognizes the club’s Hall of Famers and commemorates the grand opening day tradition in St. Louis, will mark the annual return of baseball to St. Louis on Thursday April 8th highlight Cardinals will open their 2021 home table against the Milwaukee Brewers at 3:15 p.m. CT. A schedule and pre-game information is available below and at cardinals.com/OpeningDay so fans can enjoy the unofficial holiday #OpeningDaySTL:
* _12: 00 – 12:50 PM * _Cardinals Batting Practice (subject to change)
* _12: 55 – 1:50 PM * _Brewers Batting Practice (subject to change)
2021 Cardinals Magnet Schedule: All fans aged 21 and over will receive a magnet with the schedule for the Cardinals 2021, a compliment from Budweiser.
2.30 **Pre-match ceremonies begin ** with an appearance by the famous Budweiser Clydesdales.
2:33 pm Lou Brock & Bob Gibson Tribute.
2:35 pm Introduction of Cardinals Hall of Famers to the midfielder’s eye.
2:38 pm * _Salute to * _Mike Shannon from the KMOX radio cabin.
2:40 pm Introducing the Chairman and CEO of Cardinals, Bill DeWitt Jr.. at home plate.
2:41 pm introduction of 2021 St. Louis Cardinals via Ford Motorcade. Players will drive Ford F-150 Lariat Trucks in 2021.
2:53 p.m. introduction of Milwaukee Brewers.
2:57 pm Moment of silence
14:58 national anthem performed out of the midfielder’s eye by DR. Shephali Wulff, an infectious disease specialist at SSM Health in St. Louis.
* _3: 00 PM * _Cardinals Opening Day Video
3:02 p.m. Ceremonial first pitch from Cardinals Hall of Fame 3B Scott Rolen to current cardinals 3B Nolan Arenado
An expanded edition of the Cardinals Live Audition begins at 1:30 p.m. Bally Sports Midwest and will include live coverage of the pregame ceremonies at Busch Stadium. Dan McLaughlin and Brad Thompson will start the game with Jim Hayes and Scott Warmann serve as a reporter. Erica Weston and Rick Horton will be hosted from the network’s Ballpark Village studio.
Fans can adjust KMOX 1120 AM, 98.7 FMor one of the 145 stations in the Cardinals Radio Network Listen Mike Shannon and John Rooney Call the game. The Ameren Total Access Show starts at 1:40 p.m. and includes live coverage of the pre-game ceremonies at Busch Stadium.
Fans can tune in locally WIJR 880 AM “La Tremenda” to hear the Spanish cardinals Polo Ascencio and Bengie Molina call the home opener.
Fans can follow the game for free with the game day application on cardinals.com and with the MLB app they can track the score from their mobile device. Cardinals’ home opener, including pre-game ceremonies, will be streamed live on the FOX Sports GO app and on FOXSportsGo.com (for consumers who authenticate through their pay-TV service).
2021 Busch Stadium Protocols
At the beginning of the season, up to 32% of the capacity can participate in games in the Busch Stadium. A number of policies and protocols have been implemented to ensure the health and safety of fans, staff and players in 2021, including:
· · Socially distant seating: Guests sit in pods of four or fewer people with a minimum of 6 feet between the pods in all directions.
· · Masks required: Masks are required at all times in all areas of the stadium, including the seat pan, unless guests are actively eating and drinking.
· · Cell phone ticketing only: All playing cards are delivered via the MLB Ballpark App to ensure contactless access to the ballpark.
· · Cashless transactions: Concession booths, kiosks and other retail outlets operated in the stadium are cashless and only offer credit and debit payment options **. ** Debit cards can be purchased in cash at a limited number of locations within the stadium with no service charge. Stadium.
· · Designated entrance gates: Guests are instructed to enter and exit the stadium through one of the six designated entrance gates in order to speed up the process and limit the crowd at one entrance. A designated entrance gate is noted on each ticket. Guests are not allowed to leave and re-enter the stadium.
· · Bags not allowed: In order to reduce contamination and to ensure contact-free access, no bags may be brought into the Busch Stadium, except for medical bags or diaper bags.
· · Hand sanitizer: Hand sanitiser dispensers are widely used throughout the stadium.
· · Health examinations of the staff: All full-time and event staff will have a health and temperature check before entering the stadium.
· · cleaning: The Busch Stadium’s HVAC systems have been upgraded to MERV 13 by replacing the filters in the stadium to ensure cleaner air in enclosed spaces. Electrostatic sprayers and EPA registered disinfectants continue to be used to disinfect rooms and surfaces throughout the stadium.
On opening day, the Cardinals will launch the Frontline Fans program for the 2021 season in conjunction with MLB’s initiative to get $ 1.5 million baseball tickets to local heroes who supported our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. To provide dollars.
The Cardinals will provide free tickets for frontline staff and key staff members whose role has been critical in helping society with health-related shutdowns for every home game Monday through Thursday, starting with opening day tickets for a group of staff at the Healthcare from St. Elizabeth Hospital in O’Fallon, IL. These fans are recognized at the stadium for their heroic endeavors throughout the season. The team works with local partners to identify tickets and distribute them to other groups of deserving people.
Catering service at the Busch Stadium
Delaware North Sportsservice, the club’s concessionaire for more than 50 years, is preparing to welcome fans back to Busch Stadium. The following changes have been made to the catering service throughout the stadium to ensure guest comfort and minimize physical contact:
In addition, a new large bar with full bar service was added in front of Gate 1 along the first baseline to offer fans even more convenient opportunities to buy their favorite drink in the ballpark.
2021 opening day 50/50 raffle
The Cardinals Care 50/50 raffle is a chance for fans to test their luck and at the same time make a difference in our community. The drawing for the opening raffle 50/50 will take place on Sunday 11 April at the end of the 7th inning during the last game of the first series at the Busch Stadium. One lucky winner will take home half of the total pot while the other half goes to Cardinals Care to support the Redbird Rookies youth softball and baseball program and our scholarship program, which provides much-needed funding for nonprofits who support children.
The raffle tickets are $ 200 for $ 50, $ 60 for $ 20, 10 for $ 10, or 3 for $ 5. Fans must be 18 years or older and in the state of Missouri at the time of purchase. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/5050.