Cardinal’s baseball is back in St. Louis

Wednesday April 3, 2013

The 2013 Major League Baseball season is already underway! And on April, 8th , the St. Louis Cardinals will step onto the field at Busch Stadium for the first time as they continue their 162-game guest for a world championship.

If you’re coming downtown for opening day, early bird fans can start celebrating at 9:30 a.m on April 8th at four-pep rally locations near the ballpark. The fun runs until game time. Locations include:


  • Cardinals Official Opening Day Pre-Game Pep Rally: The Cardinals will host a pre-game pep rally at the corner of Clark and 8th.
  • Kiener Plaza: live games, food, drinks and live music get the adrenalin pumping for the Cards’. Kiener Plaza is located along Market Street between Broadway and 7th streets
  • Joe Buck’s Restaurant: Meet Cardinals mascot Fredbird and pick up some awesome giveaway prizes at Joe Buck’s, 1000 Clark Street, just three blocks from Busch.
  • Tum’s Parking Lot: The “Voice of the Cardinals” – KMOX Radio – will be chatting up the start of the season as this space just a block east of Gate 6.

Matt Holiday returns to lead the Cardinals bats into the New Year. He’ll be joined by fellow sluggers Allen Craig and Jon Jay as well as the stellar infield defense of Pete Kozma and Daniel Descalso. Yadiar Molloina starts behind the plate.

On the mound, lefty Jaime Garcian will take the ball in today’s Cardinals Home Opener against the Cincinnati reds. Adam Wainwright who signed a nice extension over the winter and Trevor Rosenthal will bolster the rotation and Mitchell Boggs will close games

The Cardinals have a number of awesome promotional giveaways, events and themes this year. Cardinals fans will enjoy promotional giveaways from bubble head dolls to jerseys and theme nights like Andy Cohen Night. Click here for a full list of promotional giveaways and here for list of theme nights.

There are some awesome, baseball-friendly hot spots throughout the downtown St. Louis area that offer fantastic food and drinks before, during and after every Cardinals game. Click here for an up-to-date list of some of these great locations

Click here to buy tickets to see the 2013 St. Louis Cardinals. Also, click here for parking and public transportation information.

To see if the St. Louis Cardinals are playing while you’re in town check out our Events Calendar.

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