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CARDINALS HOMESTAND HIGHLIGHTS

The Cardinals return to Busch Stadium for the first time since the MLB All-Star break. The seven-game homestand begins with a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies (July 24-26) and concludes with four games versus the Arizona Diamondback (July 27-30). The ninth homestand of the year is highlighted by six theme nights, a 1919 replica Cardinals jersey giveaway and the 27th annual Christian Day at the Ballpark.

Monday, July 24, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Colorado Rockies (7:05 p.m.)
ESPN Monday Night Baseball National Broadcast
Gates open at 5:35 p.m.

Soccer Theme Night: The Cardinals invite soccer fans of all ages to join us for Soccer Night at the ballpark presented by Barrister’s in Clayton. Fans who purchase this special theme night ticket will receive an exclusive St. Louis Cardinals soccer jersey. Come early for pregame festivities including St. Louis FC, the St. Louis Ambush and an interactive kicking station. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme (#CardsTheme).

· Battle at Busch: 105.7 The Point and the Cardinals welcome back the Battle at Busch concert series. The 2017 schedule features 18 local bands over the course of six nights, at six different Cardinals home games in Ford Plaza. Tonight’s battle features Thieves to Kings and The Volunteers. Gate 6 will open at 5:15 p.m. for the event. Performances begin at 5:15 p.m. 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 four scoring bands of the summer will be invited back to play on September 26 in the Battle at Busch finals for the grand prize package. Tickets are available for $10.57 to each Battle at Busch game by going to cardinals.com/battleatbusch.
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Art of Baseball Culmination: As part of an eight-session Art of Baseball program between Cardinals Care and Springboard to Learning that integrates art, math and technology into an exploration of everything baseball, fourth and fifth-grade students from five local elementary schools in St. Louis City and Hazelwood will present infographics that display their research on a specific area of Major League Baseball data from 5:45-7:15 in the Cunningham Corner. The presentation is open to the public.

MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction by Gate 1 (Section 137) and Gate 3 from the time gates open through the fifth 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.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Colorado Rockies (7:15 p.m.)

MLB Network Tuesday Night Showcase National Broadcast
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

Ozzie Smith Budweiser Bash Theme Night: Fans who purchase this special Bud Bash theme ticket receive a voucher for a limited edition Ozzie Smith mini bobblehead as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1987 National League Championship team. VIP ticket-holders will also have access to a pregame autograph session with The Wizard. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. For more info, or to purchase general tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme (#BudBash) (#CardsTheme).

Christmas in July Theme Night: Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, the Cardinals invite all fans to join them for Christmas in July at Busch Stadium. Fans who purchase the special theme ticket will receive an exclusive Cardinals Nutcracker. Santa Fredbird and characters from the Historic St. Charles Christmas Traditions Festival will be on hand for photos in Riverview Corner before the game. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. For more information, visit cardinals.com/christmas (#CardsTheme).
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Wainwright’s Winners: Adam Wainwright will host a group from Basket of Hope for tonight’s game as part of his Wainwright’s Winners player ticket program. Prior to the game, the group will get to watch batting practice from the field and meet with Adam in the dugout to take pictures and ask questions.

Pregame Poms/Cheer/Dance Performances: Prior to the game, groups from Code Red Dance, Granite City High School Cheer and Natural All Stars Impact Cheer will perform in the Ford Plaza beginning around 5:45 p.m.

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 to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. Auction tables will be located by Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3, inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Colorado Rockies (7:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

Star Wars Theme Night: Join us for Star Wars Night at the ballpark where Busch Stadium will be transformed with Star Wars-themed sights and sounds. Fans who purchase the special theme ticket will receive a one-of-a-kind Star Wars-themed Cardinals t-shirt. Star Wars characters will be roaming throughout the ballpark for photo opportunities as well! Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. For more information, visit cardinals.com/starwars (#CardsTheme).

Fowler’s Friends: Dexter Fowler will host a group from It Takes A Village for today’s game as part of his Fowler’s Friends player ticket program. Prior to the game, the group will get to watch batting practice from the field and meet with Dexter in the dugout to take pictures and ask questions.

· Boots at Busch: 93.7 The Bull and the Cardinals are teaming up to present the first season of Boots at Busch—a series of home games featuring live country music in a “battle of the bands” format. The 2017 schedule features 9 local country acts/bands over the course of three different Cardinals home games in Ford Plaza. Tonight’s battle features Biscuits & Gravy, Blacktop Boulevard and Haley Jarrells & Breaking Ground. Gate 6 will open at 5:15 p.m. for the event. Performances begin at 5:35 p.m. with each act given 20 minutes to perform. A winning act will be selected each night and will receive a prize package from 93.7 The Bull and the Cardinals. Tickets are available for $9.37 to each Boots at Busch game by going to cardinals.com/bootsatbusch.

MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction by Gate 1 (Section 137) and Gate 3 from the time gates open through the fifth 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.

Thursday, July 27, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (6:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 4:45 p.m.

Charlie Brown and Peanuts 50th Anniversary Theme Night: 2017 is the 50th Anniversary of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown! Join us at the ballpark to celebrate the birthday of your favorite Peanuts character on Charlie Brown Night. Fans who purchase the special theme ticket will receive an exclusive Cardinals-themed Charlie Brown bobblehead. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme. (#CardsTheme)

Piscotty’s Pals: Stephen Piscotty will host a group from Warren County Handicapped Services, Inc. for today’s game as part of his Piscotty’s Pals player ticket program. Prior to the game, the group will get to watch batting practice from the field and meet with Stephen in the dugout to take pictures and ask questions.

MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction by Gate 1 (Section 137) and Gate 3 from the time gates open through the fifth 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.

Friday, July 28, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:15 p.m.

Replica 1967 World Series Championship Trophy Promotional Giveaway: 30,000 ticketed fans, ages 16 and older, will receive a 6.5 inch tall replica of the 1967 World Series trophy as we continue our celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 World Series Champion Cardinals team. (#CardsPromo)
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Mizzou Theme Night: The St. Louis Cardinals invite all Missouri Tigers fans and their families to enjoy Mizzou Night at the ballpark. Fans who purchase the special theme night ticket receive a specially designed Mizzou-themed Cardinals hat. The Mizzou Golden Girls, Truman the Tiger, the Mizzou Band and other special guests will take part in a pre-game Pep Rally in Riverview Corner before the game as well. For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/mizzou. (#CardsTheme)
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Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Night: Get free autographs from current and former Cardinals players, courtesy of Academy Sports + Outdoors. Two current Cardinals players (TBD) will sign 100 autographs inside Ford Plaza for fans ages 15 and younger from 5:45-6:15. Kids must have an autograph line ticket, which are free and are distributed in the Ford Plaza. Former Cardinals Scott Cooper and Kyle McClellan will sign autographs for fans of all ages from 6:15-7:00. *Players subject to change*

Cardinals Museum Artifact Spotlight: Every Friday home game, the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum highlight artifacts in the collection not currently on display during a pregame presentation inside the Museum. Today’s featured items relate to Stan Musial and the U.S. Navy. For more information or to purchase tickets to the museum, visit cardinals.com/museum. (#CardsMuseum)

Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans 18 and older may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the seven ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the middle of the 7th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game's raffle ticket donations and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care. For past winning raffle numbers and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050.

· 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 to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. Auction tables will be located by Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3, inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club.

Saturday, July 29, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (6:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 4:15 p.m.

Adult Replica 1919 Jersey Promotional Giveaway: 30,000 ticketed fans, ages 16 and older, will take home their own replica 1919 Cardinals throwback jersey, courtesy of Fabick Cat. (#CardsPromo)
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Fireworks Night: Stay in your set after the game to watch a dazzling fireworks display with the St. Louis Arch as the backdrop. Presented by Fabick Cat. (#CardsPromo)
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Saturday Signings at the Museum: Former Cardinals second baseman Bo Hart will sign autographs at the Cardinals Museum from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. In addition to having a valid admission to the museum, fans must have an autograph line ticket, which are free and will be distributed beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Busch II Infield outside Cardinals Nation. Visit cardinals.com/museum for more information. Presented by Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company. (#CardsMuseum)

Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans 18 and older may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the seven ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the middle of the 7th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game's raffle ticket donations and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care. For past winning raffle numbers and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050.

Sunday, July 30, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (1:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

Kids Pocket T-Shirt Promotional Giveaway: All kids, ages 15 and younger entering with a ticket, will take home a Cardinals pocket t-shirt, presented by Pasta House Co. Size exchanges can be made at the Cunningham Corner (located behind the UMB Champions Club) until 2:45 p.m. (#CardsPromo)
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Christian Day at the Ballpark: All fans are invited to participate in the 27th annual Christian Day at the Ballpark. Following the game, fans can relocate to seats behind the Cardinals dugout to watch a special postgame program featuring former Cardinals All-Star outfielder and 2011 World Series Champion Lance Berkman, Mike Matheny and current Cardinals players. Berkman will also throw a ceremonial first pitch before the start of the game. For more information, or to purchase tickets, fans can visit cardinals.com/christianday. Presented by Thrivent Financial.
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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 frozen treats (while supplies last).

Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans 18 and older may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the seven ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the middle of the 7th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game's raffle ticket donations and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care. For past winning raffle numbers and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050.

MORE HOMESTAND INFORMATION


#CardsRatPack Campaign Launched to Honor Whitey Herzog
On June 9, the St. Louis Cardinals formally launched #CardsRatPack to honor Hall of Fame Manager Whitey Herzog and raise money for the Whitey Herzog Youth Foundation. The campaign will center on a pack of 24 illustrated baseball cards that come to life as part of a weekly cartoon series on the team’s digital and social media platforms designed to convey an important part of Whitey’s life, career and the pack of players he managed.

The animated series debuted on Wednesday, July 12, and new episodes will be released via the Cardinals’ social media pages each Wednesday (#WhiteyballWednesday) and Friday (#FredbirdFriday). Additionally, the team will release a limited number of corresponding illustrated #CardsRatPack baseball cards that will be distributed at Fredbird Friday event locations.

The team is also encouraging fans to show their affection for the White Rat all season long by sharing video memories, photographs and other messages via social media using the hashtag #CardsRatPack. As part of the #CardsRatPack campaign, the team is sponsoring a one-of-a-kind video contest asking fans to share their favorite Whiteyball memory for a chance to have their personal video transformed into a professionally animated cartoon that would punctuate the #CardsRatPack series. Fans can learn more about the campaign and video contest at cardinals.com/ratpack.


Paper Yadi
With his recent contract extension through 2020, Yadier Molina joins an elite group of players who could play their entire career with one team. Let Yadi know how happy you are he will be a career Cardinal by taking a photo of yourself with Paper Yadi and sharing on social with #YadiYadiYadi. You may even see your Paper Yadi post on the club’s social media pages or on the Busch Stadium scoreboard! Go to cardinals.com/yadi to download and print your Paper Yadi today.


Mobile Friendly Fan Food Guide
The Cardinals Fan Food Guide is available at cardinals.com/food and via the MLB.com Ballpark mobile app to help fans locate their favorite food and beverages at Busch Stadium. In addition to showing where each concession item may be purchased, the Cardinals Fan Food Guide also includes a photo of each item, as well as its price. Fans can browse all concession options around the stadium generally via the A-Z listing or can target specific alcoholic and non-alcohol beverages and deserts. The Cardinals Fan Food Guide even gives fans the ability to sort offerings by Healthy Choices & Special Dietary Requests.

Fans can access the Cardinals Fan Food Guide from their mobile devices while attending a Cardinals game by using the public facing WiFi (CardinalsWiFi) that was launched at Busch Stadium earlier this season.


Cardinals Authentics
Cardinals Authentics will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1967 World Series Championship team by offering autographed pictures, baseballs and other memorabilia from Mike Shannon, Orlando Cepeda, Lou Brock, Bob Gibson and Red Schoendienst including a framed, limited edition, enlarged print of a World Series Game 4 ticket signed by all five players and a limited number (#’d to 67) of autographed and inscribed baseballs by Bob Gibson celebrating his three World Series wins. Cardinals Authentics will also commemorate the 125th anniversary of the franchise with unique collectible items as well.

Fans can pre-order game-used bases for any game in the 2017 season by calling 314.345.9851 or emailing gameused@cardinals.com.

Fans can visit one of the two Cardinals Authentics locations inside Cardinals Nation or in the Ford Plaza to shop for authentic Cardinals gear and to take home a piece of the game. Cardinals Authentics specializes in official, game-used, limited edition and autographed memorabilia direct from the club. Both shops offer a great selection of current and vintage Cardinals apparel, as well as one-of-a-kind collectibles. The Cardinals Nation location is open daily from 10:00 a.m.—8:00 p.m. (April-October) and 10:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m. (November-March). On game nights, the Ford Plaza shop will remain open 30 minutes after last pitch while the Cardinals Nation shop will remain open one hour after the final pitch. Visit cardinals.com/authentics or follow them on Twitter @CardsAuthentics. (#CardsAuthentics)


Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum
The Cardinals have launched a new museum membership level for fans desiring the most premier level of benefits. Benefits of the Ultimate Cardinals Museum Membership include a bronze mini plaque engraved with the member’s name, an autographed bat and baseball from a Cardinals Hall of Famer, VIP seating for two at the Cardinals Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and much more.

The Cardinals are proud to continue to offer the Individual ($50) and Family ($85) Museum Membership options for fans in 2017. Membership benefits include unlimited museum admission for one year, guest passes, limited edition bobbleheads of Dizzy Dean and Ted Simmons, discounts to the Cardinals Authentics Shop & Cardinals Nation Restaurant, and access to select presales and member-only events. Visit cardinals.com/membership for a detailed list of membership benefits.

The Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum within Cardinals Nation features the largest team-held collection in baseball. The collection is second only to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in terms of size with over 22,000 memorabilia items and hundreds of thousands of archival photographs. Be sure to check out this year’s special gallery, Women in Baseball: How They Made History, which examines women’s involvement and contributions to St. Louis baseball and the game at large. The Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and remains open through the 7th inning on home game nights. Adult admission is $12, and tickets can be purchased at cardinals.com/museum (#CardsMuseum).

Cardinals Kids Club
The Cardinals Kids Club is the exclusive club for Redbird fans ages 13 and under. The 2017 Kids Club membership package includes two tickets to a 2017 Cardinals game, access to the Member’s Only autograph party at Busch Stadium, first in-line access for Kids Run the Bases presented by Prairie Farms, a duffel bag, hat, lanyard, lapel pin, a Fredbird action figure and more.

Membership packages may be purchased at Busch Stadium at the Cardinals Kids Club kiosk located in Family Pavilion or online at cardinals.com/kidsclub.