Homestand Highlights

Home from their final roadtrip, the Cardinals return to Busch Stadium to close out the 2012 regular season. The Cardinals will play three games with both the Washington Nationals and Cincinnati Reds as they look to secure a Wild Card berth. Social Media Night and Fan Appreciation Day highlight the final regular season homestand of 2012.

Friday, September 28, 2012 - Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals (7:15 p.m.)

  • Luggage Tag Night: The first 25,000 ticketed-fans, ages 16 and older, will receive a Cardinals and Apple Vacations luggage tag. Presented by Apple Vacations/Dominican Republic.
  • Busch Bash Friday: Enjoy live music, prizes and autographs in the Ford Plaza from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The first 200 fans to line up at the Busch Bash entrance (Gate 5), starting at 4:45 p.m., will be given guaranteed autograph line tickets for former Cardinals reliever Steve Kline. Only fans with autograph tickets will receive an autograph. Busch Bash Fridays are sponsored by Busch Beer.
  • Budweiser LIVE at the Ballpark: Grab your buds, and head over to the Ballpark Village Lot for the Budweiser Live at the Ballpark pregame tailgate party. There will be live entertainment with Team Fredbird, cold Budweiser beer at the Budweiser Build-a-Bar, live music and an appearance by a current Cardinal player (TBD) who will be on hand from 6:00 -6:45 p.m. for an on-stage interview, followed by an autograph signing for the first 100 fans at the Budweiser Select tent.
  • Marine Corps Induction Ceremony: There will be a special United States Marines Corps new recruit induction ceremony on the field, and the U.S Marine Color Guard will present the colors pre-game.
  • 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, on the first baseline concourse, Cardinals Club, Redbird Club and in section 452 of the Terrace level.
  • Greek Night at Busch: The Cardinals invite local fraternities and sororities to Greek Night at Busch Stadium. Right Field Loge tickets are just $15 and come with an exclusive Cardinals Sunglass Strap that will be distributed during the game. Visit cardinals.com/greek to purchase tickets.
  • Clowning Around: A Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus clown will be in the stadium handing out tickets for their upcoming show, Circus of Dreams, at Scottrade Center.

Saturday, September 29, 2012 - Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals (6:15 p.m.)

  • Shane Co. Picture Frame Day: The first 25,000 ticketed-fans, ages 16 and older, will receive a Cardinals table top picture frame to display their favorite Cardinals memories. Presented by Shane Company.
  • Budweiser LIVE at the Ballpark: Grab your buds, and head over to the Ballpark Village Lot for the Budweiser Live at the Ballpark pregame tailgate party. There will be live entertainment with Team Fredbird, cold Budweiser beer at the Budweiser Build-a-Bar, live music and an appearance by current Cardinal Trevor Rosenthal. Rosenthal will be on hand from 5:00 -6:45 p.m. for an on-stage interview, followed by an autograph signing for the first 100 fans at the Budweiser Select tent.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3 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, September 30, 2012 - Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals (1:15 p.m.)

  • Stitch N' Pitch Day: Join fellow needle artists for Stitch N' Pitch Day at Busch Stadium! Bring your knitting, stitching, quilting or other fiber arts projects to the game. Meet other enthusiasts all while enjoying Cardinals baseball. Discounted 3rd Base Loge tickets are available for just $25 and can be purchased at cardinals.com/stitch.
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Knit Headband Day: In recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, Fuze, Schnucks and the Cardinals are giving 25,000 ticketed-fans, ages 16 and older, a knit headband.
  • AMVETS Color Guard and Tribute: AMVETS of Missouri will present the colors before the game in a presentation that honors 5 Missouri troops who are listed as missing in action. AMVETS is one of the nation's foremost veterans service organizations.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3 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.
  • North Star Ice Cream Sunday: All fans can visit the Ford Plaza during pregame for free frozen treats (while supplies last) sponsored by North Star. Bring the entire family to the plaza as there will be music, games, prizes and plenty of fun in addition to the delicious frozen desserts.
  • Ted Savage to Throw First Pitch: Former Major Leaguer and current member of the Cardinals Front Office, Ted Savage, will throw out the first pitch prior to today's game. Savage, who is retiring at the end of the year, played 3 years as an outfielder for the Cardinals and spent 25 years with the Front Office.

Monday, October 1, 2012 - Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (7:15 p.m.)

  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3 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.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (7:15 p.m.)

  • Social Media Night at Busch: The St. Louis Cardinals and Budweiser Present Social Media Night at Busch Stadium. For just $20 fans receive a Left Field Porch Ticket, $5 in Cards Cash, access to a pre-game program featuring current Cardinals Jon Jay, Daniel Descalso and Shelby Miller, as well as giveaways and prizes. Fans of all ages will enjoy the opportunity to interact with their favorite tweeting players (#CardsSocial) at 5:45 pm in the Budweiser Bowtie Bar. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/socialmedianight.
  • 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, on the first baseline concourse, Cardinals Club, Redbird Club and in section 452 of the Terrace level.
  • College Night at Busch: School is back in session and so is College Night. Students can join fellow classmates and faculty as the Cardinals honor local colleges and universities at Busch Stadium with special discounted tickets. Right/Left Field Loge tickets are priced at just $10 and may be purchased online at cardinals.com/college or with a Student ID at the Box Office windows before the game.
  • Hunting and Fishing Days at Busch: For just $20, fans get a ticket to the Cardinals game, plus an Exclusive Camo STL Hat! For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/huntandfish.
  • Battle at Busch: Busch Stadium is proud to host the Battle at Busch in conjunction with Mozingo Music and 105.7 The Point. The 2012 schedule features 15 local bands over the course of five nights, at five different Cardinals' home games out in Ford Plaza. The final battle features music from Kody Blaine, Cardboard Room, and Mary and the Giant as they compete for the grand prize package consisting of a $1,057 store credit to Mozingo Music, an in-studio interview on 105.7 The Point, and the special opportunity to take the field before a Cardinals home game for a ceremony and the opportunity to throw out an honorary pitch. 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.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (7:15 p.m.)

  • Fan Appreciation Day: All fans with paid admission will receive a voucher for one free ticket to a 2013 Cardinals regular season game and a 2013 magnet schedule.
  • Folds of Honor: Before the game, Budweiser will be at Busch Stadium to announce a $2.5 million donation to the Folds of Honor Foundation, the organization that provides post-secondary education scholarships to the dependents of our fallen and disabled service members. Budweiser contributed $5,000 for every walk-off during the 2012 regular season. In the past two years, Budweiser has contributed $4.5 million to Folds of Honor.

More Fan Fun

Hospitality Heroes
On Thursday, September 27, 2012, eight members of the Cardinals organization were honored as "Hospitality Heroes" by the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Council at their annual meeting. Maureen Concannon, Bill Hayes, Tim Henry, John DeSpain, Bob McKay, Tom Piotter and Andy Snider received the Hospitality Hero award, and Jack Stretch was named a Super Hero.

Cardinals Magazine Available Now
The newest issue of Cardinals Magazine is on sale at Busch Stadium and online at cardinals.com/publications. In this issue: Yadier Molina, Baseball's best all-around catcher; Postcards from Hollywood: Cards fan and star of The Office, Jenna Fischer; Lance Berkman weighs his future; Two plays, two defining moments: Glenn Brummer & Tom Lawless; and The old-school presence of bullpen coach Dyar Miller.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch 2011 Replica Ring Collection
Don't miss your chance to own the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals World Championship replica ring collection! This historical collection features replicas of all eleven world championship rings set in a finely-crafted wooden display case. The 2011 replica ring collection is a must-have for sports collectors and Cardinals fans everywhere. To reserve your historical replica ring collection today, simply visit The Post-Dispatch Store. Hurry, quantities are limited so don't miss your chance to own a piece of Cardinals history with the 2011 Replica Ring Collection!

Cardinals Green Team
Last year, as part of the "4 A Greener Game" initiative, The Cardinals Green Team diverted over 535 tons of materials from local landfills. 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.

2012 Cardinals Yearbook On Sale Now!
The 2012 Cardinals Yearbook presents the definitive collection of gold-standard moments that define the franchise's Fall Classic legacy. Complemented by striking action photos and studio portraits of all the 2012 Cardinals, this season's Yearbook is a must-have keepsake for Cardinals fans of all ages! The 2012 Yearbook is now on sale at all Busch Stadium gates and team store for just $15. You can also purchase this publication by calling 314.345.9303, or by visiting cardinals.com/publications, area grocers, Cardinals Clubhouse stores, QT, Walgreens and other local retailers.

Salute the Troops
Looking for a way to honor military members and veterans? Salute your troops on the scoreboard at Busch! Similarly to the way that fans can request displayed birthday messages (cardinals.com/birthdays), fans can now submit a scoreboard message to salute members of the military who are attending the game. Fans can log onto cardinals.com/salute, and submit a request 48 hours prior to the game date. Military salutes run beginning in the top of the 5th inning on the narrow ribbon scoreboards located along the 1st and 3rd base foul lines. Submit a free message today to salute your troops.

Cave Dwelling - Be Sure to Cast Your Vote for our Cardinals Cave Dweller Kyle Thompson!
In its second year, the redesigned MLB Fan Cave hosts fan events, concerts, MLB player and celebrity appearances, as well as nine Cave Dwellers who are attempting to watch every game of the 2012 MLB season while. Along the way, online fans will help decide who gets to stay in the MLB Fan Cave and who gets eliminated, with one eventual winner crowned before the end of the World Series. This year, Cardinals fan and Oklahoma native Kyle Thompson is vying for your votes as he hopes to be the "last fan standing." Support Cardinals fan and cave dweller Kyle Thompson by following him on Facebook (facebook.com/KyleOKC) and Twitter (@KyleOKC), and by voting.

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: Come spend time with Fredbird and Team Fredbird every Friday with Facebook Fridays with Fredbird. Each week Fredbird will appear in somewhere within Cardinals Nation to give away a select number of free tickets or other free items 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.

Cardinals Authentics
Fans will want to stop by the Cardinals Authentics store in Ford Plaza, the only place to get official, game-used, limited edition and autographed Cardinals memorabilia directly from the team. New this year are a number of exciting 2011 World Championship themed items, as well as items commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the 1982 World Championship. Fans can now order an engraved bat from Louisville Slugger, the official bat of MLB. Cardinals Authentics has a variety of items to fit every budget.

Exclusive 2011 World Series Champions Fan Jewelry Collection
Fans can now celebrate the St. Louis Cardinals 2011 World Series Championship with the Fan Collection-crafted by Jostens, the same jewelers who created the team ring. Jostens master jewelers are experts in the art of storytelling through intricate designs that are timeless symbols of achievement and inspiration. Combining artistry with innovative technology, every piece of the 2011 World Series Champions Fan Collection is crafted with passion and creativity. To order, call 855.WC.RINGS or visit cardinals.com/rings. Many items from the collection, which includes rings, necklaces, cufflinks, money clips and more, are on sale at the Team Store at 8th and Clark. All items will be made to order; however, a limited number of posters, key rings and paperweights will be available for immediate purchase.

Fan-Friendly Values

  • AAA Member Discount: Members of the Automobile Association of America (AAA) receive a $10 discount off tickets to most Monday through Thursday home games. For details, visit cardinals.com/aaa.
  • Group Value Nights: Bring your group of 25 or more to the ballpark on select nights, and save up to 50% off the gate price! For details, visit cardinals.com/groupvalue.
  • Fill up at Phillips 66: Fill up with 10 gallons or more at your participating Phillips 66 and receive a special ticket offer for select games throughout the 2012 season. Details at cardinals.com/phillips66.
  • Cardinals/Six Flags Double Play Combo: Each Double Play Combo includes a ticket to a 2012 Cardinals game and one single-day admission to Six Flags for only $55! It's your ticket for a summer full of family fun. Double Play Combos may be purchased at cardinals.com/sixflags or 314-345-9000.
  • Hunter Family Sundays: On most Sundays, fans who purchase individual tickets in RF Terrace or LF/RF Pavilion will receive a Hunter hot dog and a Coca-Cola.
  • 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.
  • 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, 80% of games were priced lower in 2011 than 2010, with two-thirds of the games having tickets priced for $10 or less. A third of the games had tickets available for only $5. Fans can sign up to receive weekly Dynamic Deal emails at cardinals.com or by visiting the Cardinals on Facebook and Twitter. This week's Dynamic Deal is All-Inclusive tickets vs the Reds on October 1 and 2 starting at $69, and National League Division Series tickets starting at just $25.
  • For a full listing of all the fan-friendly ticket values in 2012, visit cardinals.com/values.

Cardinals in the Community
Cardinals Care, the team's charitable foundation, is celebrating 15-years of supporting children. Since 1997 Cardinals Care has invested nearly $18 million in "Caring for Kids" both on and off the baseball field. Cardinals Care has provided nearly $11 million in grants to over 800 non-profit youth organizations and built 19 youth ball fields in local disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Cardinals Care also runs Redbird Rookies, a free baseball league for kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play. In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment needed for each team, 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. The organization holds several events throughout the homestand:

  • Papa John's Pizza is offering a Cardinals Win Special: All season long, you can use the Promo Code: CARDSWIN at Papajohns.com every day after the Cardinals win for 40% OFF! Papa John's will also donate 10% of every CARDSWIN order to the Siteman Cancer Center.
  • Rawlings Replay: Throughout the season, fans are encouraged to donate new or gently used baseball and softball equipment at special bins located throughout Busch Stadium, as part of "Rawlings Replay." Established in 2011, "Rawlings Replay," supports Redbird Rookies, the flagship program of Cardinals Care, which provides disadvantaged youth with the opportunity to play baseball for free, as well as a variety of other support services. Fans are also encouraged to donate at St. Louis area Johnny Mac's locations and receive a special discount in-store on new Rawlings products. Members of the Cardinals Kids Club (cardinals.com/kidsclub) receive an additional voucher, good for two tickets to a 2012 game, if donations are made at Johnny Mac's.

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