The St. Louis Cardinals announced four new theme nights for the 2013 season including Nelly Night, Star Wars Night, and two Hunting & Fishing Nights at Busch Stadium. Fans who purchase the special theme night ticket receive an exclusive theme-related promotional item or a special pre-game VIP program.
The first Hunting & Fishing Night will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, when the Cardinals take on the Philadelphia Phillies. Fans are encouraged to join their fellow outdoorsmen & women at the ballpark, and everyone who purchases a special theme night ticket will receive a one-of-a-kind Cardinals Rapala fishing lure. The second Hunting & Fishing Night will take place on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, when the Milwaukee Brewers come to town. Fans who purchase a themed ticket to the September 11th game will receive their very own Realtree camouflage Cardinals beanie.
On August 6th, the Cardinals will celebrate Nelly Night at the Ballpark. Popular hip-hop artist and St. Louis native Nelly will be in attendance as the Cardinals take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. All fans who purchase a themed ticket will receive a one-of-a-kind Nelly bobblehead. Fans can also purchase a VIP ticket for Nelly Night which includes a pre-game meet-and-greet with Nelly and an autographed Nelly bobblehead. For each themed ticket sold for Nelly Night, a portion of the ticket price will be donated to Nelly's charity of choice, the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Nelly will throw out a ceremonial first pitch before the game accompanied by a Make-a-Wish child.
The following night, on August 7th, Busch Stadium will head back to a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away as the Cardinals host Star Wars Night. Fans with a themed ticket will receive a t-shirt featuring Fredbird and Darth Vader in a lightsaber battle. Fans can also purchase a VIP-themed ticket for the opportunity to attend a meet-and-greet with Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano from Cartoon Network's series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Ashley will throw out a ceremonial first pitch to her husband, former Cardinals shortstop and 2006 World Series MVP, David Eckstein, prior to the Wednesday night matchup.
Throughout the game, all fans will be able to take pictures with members of the 501st Legion, an international fan-based organization that dresses as costumed Star Wars characters.
Tickets to all four of the new theme nights are available at cardinals.com/theme.
Hunting and Fishing Nights, Nelly Night, and Star Wars Night at the Ballpark are just some of the unique personalized theme ticket promotions planned for the 2013 season. Theme tickets are customized promotions that allow a select number of fans to celebrate a common interest while enjoying access to a unique promotional item and/or an exclusive pregame event. Fans can learn more about Cardinals theme nights at cardinals.com/theme.