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Homestand Highlights for Friday, September 6 - Sunday, September 15

Tonight the Cardinals kick off a nine-game homestand - their second to last of the season - against the Pittsburgh Pirates. After battling the Bucs, the race to October continues with a three-game series versus the Milwaukee Brewers and a three-game interleague series with the Seattle Mariners. Homestand Highlights include the Adult Replica 1980's Willie McGee Jersey, Mike Matheny Bobblehead, Fireworks, Photo Day and Social Media Night.

Friday, September 6, 2013 - Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (7:15 p.m.)

  • Cooper Tire Fireworks Night: The Cardinals are proud to present Fireworks Night at Busch Stadium. Bring the entire family to watch the Cards battle the Pittsburgh Pirates for the division, then stay in your seat after the game to watch a dazzling fireworks display with the Gateway Arch as the backdrop. Presented by Cooper Tire.
  • Budweiser Bash Friday: Enjoy live music from dueling piano players, the Budweiser Build-a-Bar, and autographs in the Ford Plaza beginning at 5:30 p.m. The first 200 fans to line up at the Budweiser Bash entrance (Gate 5) will be given guaranteed autograph line tickets for former Cardinal pitcher Brad Thompson. Only fans with autograph tickets will receive an autograph. Autograph ticket distribution begins one hour prior to gates opening. Budweiser Bash Fridays are sponsored by Budweiser Beer.
  • Fall Beer Tasting Theme Night: Grab some buds and join the Cardinals for a Fall Beer Tasting event. Fans who purchase the special theme night ticket will have the chance to sample a variety of Anheuser-Busch specialty beers and new products including Shock Top Pumpkin, Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat, Goose Island Oktoberfest, Goose Island Harvest Ale, Stella Cidre, Becks Oktoberfest, Leffe Brown and Ultra 19th Hole. Each ticket includes entry into the Fall Beer Tasting, six 4 oz. samples, a commemorative tasting glass and live music by Steve Chosich! A number of tickets remain at cardinals.com/theme. Please note that the commemorative tasting glass and entry to the Fall Beer Tasting are only available with the purchase of this special ticket. Fans who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be used for event entry and to redeem the promo item in Riverview Corner, behind section 434, from 5:30 - 7 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 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, Gate 1, Cardinals Club, Champions Club, and in the Redbird Club.
  • Jacob's Ride: More than 200 fans will attend today's game in support of Jacob Landis, a cochlear implant recipient who is riding his bike to all 30 baseball stadiums in an attempt to raise money for people with hearing loss who could benefit from a cochlear implant but cannot afford one.
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Saturday, September 7, 2013 - Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (6:15 p.m.)

  • Adult Replica 1980's Willie McGee Jersey: 25,000 ticketed-fans, ages 16 and older, will receive a 1980's Willie McGee replica jersey.
  • Cardinal Wives Baseball Grab Bags: The Cardinal Wives will be raising money to help the homeless and needy of St. Louis by selling grab bags of autographed baseballs during the game. For $50, fans can purchase an unlabeled brown paper bag containing one autographed baseball from a current Cardinal player and a card identifying the signature. The Wives will be stationed at various locations throughout the stadium including inside Gate 3, Cardinals Club, Redbird Cub and Ford Plaza. All proceeds benefit Sunshine Ministries, a non-denominational Christian ministry which serves the homeless and needy of St. Louis by providing emergency shelter, recovery programs, access to food pantries, after-school programs and more.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club 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.
  • Cardinals Kids Club Exclusive Members-Only Party: The ultimate perk of being a Cardinals Kids Club member is access to the yearly, members-only party held today from 12 - 2:30 p.m. at Busch Stadium. Each Kids Club member can bring two adult guests for games, food, fun, Fredbird and Cardinal player appearances (1 -2 p.m.). To attend, 2013 members must bring their membership card to the party. In addition to the party, the $30 2013 membership included a drawstring bag, full-size headphones, a lapel pin, lanyard, tickets coupons and more. While registration is over for the 2013 season, fans may register for the 2014 Cardinals Kids Club at cardinals.com/kidsclub.

Sunday, September 8, 2013 - Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (1:15 p.m.)

  • Cardinals Pennant: All ticketed-fans, ages 15 and younger, will receive a collectible Fredbird pennant, compliments of Coca-Cola and Pasta House.
  • Cardinals Care Jersey Day: All fans can purchase scratch-off tickets from roaming volunteers for a chance to win a game-used Cardinals jersey from today's game. Proceeds benefit Cardinals Care.
  • 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 ice cream (while supplies last).
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club 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, September 10, 2013 - Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:15 p.m.)

  • Social Media Theme Night: The St. Louis Cardinals and Budweiser present the second Social Media Night of 2013 (#CardsSocial). For just $25, fans receive a special Left Field Porch Ticket which provides access to pre-game program featuring Joe Kelly (@Joe_Kelly_Jr), Michael Wacha (@MichaelWacha) and Kolten Wong (@KoltenWong) at 5:45 p.m. in the Budweiser Bowtie Bar, a Cardinals Social Media T-shirt (pictured), as well as giveaways and prizes including the opportunity to throw out the first pitch. Fans can purchase the special theme ticket at cardinals.com/socialmedianight. Please note that the t-shirt and pre-game program is only available with the purchase of this special ticket. Fans who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for this promotional item. Fans can also follow #CardsSocial at home on Twitter for the chance to win prizes. All fans can also "take over" the Cardinals Twitter account for the game. @Cardinals will allow fans to tweet the story of the game during Social Media Night by selectively re-tweeting fans that include the hashtag #STLFanTakeover.
  • 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, Gate 1, Cardinals Club, Champions Club, and in the Redbird Club.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club 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.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:15 p.m.)

  • Hunting & Fishing Theme Night: Fans who purchase this special theme ticket will take home a Realtree™ camouflage Cardinals beanie. A limited number of tickets remain at cardinals.com/theme. Please note that the beanie is only available with the purchase of this special ticket. Fans who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for this promotional item.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club 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.

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:15 p.m.)

  • 2nd Annual Johnny Venus Night: 105.7 The Point and the St. Louis Cardinals have teamed up to host the 2nd annual Johnny Venus Night at the Ballpark to benefit leukemia research. While Johnny Venus, drummer of the band Greek Fire, has won his personal battle with the disease, the fight for leukemia research and treatment continues. For just $20 fans can watch the Cardinals take on the Brewers and enjoy a special pre-game concert at 5:45 p.m. in Ford Plaza featuring Steve Ewing of The Urge, Story Of The Year and Greek Fire! Plus, after their performances the guys from Greek Fire and Story of The Year will be available for photos, autographs, prizes and more during an open fan Meet and Greet during the game! A portion of each Johnny Venus Night ticket benefits leukemia research. Tickets remain at cardinals.com/greekfire.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club 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.

Friday, September 13, 2013 - Cardinals vs. Seattle Mariners (7:15 p.m.)

  • Mike Matheny Bobblehead: 25,000 ticketed-fans will take home a Mike Matheny bobblehead honoring his career as a Cardinals catcher. Presented by Coca-Cola and Dierbergs.
  • Budweiser Bash Friday: Enjoy live music from dueling piano players, the Budweiser Build-a-Bar, and autographs in the Ford Plaza beginning at 5:30 p.m. The first 200 fans to line up at the Budweiser Bash entrance (Gate 5) will be given guaranteed autograph line tickets for former Cardinal third baseman Ken Oberkfell. Only fans with autograph tickets will receive an autograph. Autograph ticket distribution begins one hour prior to gates opening. Budweiser Bash Fridays are sponsored by Budweiser Beer.
  • College Theme Night at the Ballpark: Kick your "back to school" blues with College Night at Busch Stadium. This special theme ticket includes a Loge level ticket to the game and an exclusive Cardinals t-shirt. A number of tickets remain at cardinals.com/theme. Please note that the t-shirt is only available with the purchase of this special ticket. Fans who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for this promotional item.
  • 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, Gate 1, Cardinals Club, Champions Club, and in the Redbird Club.

Saturday, September 14, 2013 - Cardinals vs. Seattle Mariners (6:15 p.m.)

  • Photo Day: Prior to the game, all fans will be allowed on the field to get up-close and personal photos of their favorite players, coaches and Fredbird. Field access is on a first-come, first-served basis. Weather permitting. Presented by Creve Coeur Camera.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club 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 15, 2013 - Cardinals vs. Seattle Mariners (1:15 p.m.)

  • Six Flags Day: Kids 48 inches and under will receive a free ticket to Six Flags, valid any regularly scheduled Sunday through October 27, 2013. Fright Fest Zombies will be at the gates helping to pass out tickets.
  • 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 ice cream (while supplies last).
  • Prairie Farms Run the Bases: Following the game, fans 15 and under are invited to run the bases of Busch Stadium (weather permitting). Presented by Prairie Farms.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club 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.

More Fan Fun

New Cardinals Magazine and 2013 Yearbook On Sale
Two of the most sought-after releases of the 2013 season by Cardinals Publications will go on sale during this nine-game homestand. The Official 2013 Cardinals Yearbook celebrates Stan Musial's baseball brilliance and exemplary character with more than 200 pages of classic Musial moments. Loaded with rare photos, this keepsake publication is packed with details of all the big games, record-setting performances and off-the-field experiences that distinguished Stan's remarkable career. This tribute captures the extraordinary impact of Stan's legacy unlike anything ever presented before. The new issue of Cardinals Magazine highlights the emergence of All-Star Matt Carpenter, the small-town Pennsylvania roots of Matt Adams, the 20th anniversary of Mark Whiten's four-homer game, the tremendous postseason success of Carlos Beltran, and much more! Updates on the release date for both products will be available on Twitter (@Cardinals) and Facebook (facebook.com/cardinals). Both publications will be available at the ballpark at all gates and the Team Store. Fans can order anytime at 314.345.9303 or at cardinals.com/publications.

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: Every Friday, Fredbird and Team Fredbird will appear somewhere within Cardinal Nation to give away a select number of free tickets or items to lucky fans 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, or visit cardinals.com/facebookfridays for more details.

Cardinals Work "4 A Greener Game"
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.

Cardinals in the Community
Cardinals Care was established to give fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the Cardinals organization to help children in our community - both on and off the baseball field. Since it was established in 1997, Cardinals Care has invested nearly $19 million in helping children, including providing nearly $11 million in grants to over 800 non-profit youth organizations, and building 20 youth ball fields in neighborhoods in both Missouri and Illinois.

Cardinals Care's Redbird Rookies program, a free league for boys and girls who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play baseball, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2013. In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls, and other equipment needed for each team in over 20 leagues in Missouri and Illinois, 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.

Fans can support Cardinals Care by donating directly at cardinals.com/community.

Fan-Friendly Values

  • 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, 77% of games were priced lower in 2012 than 2011, with nearly 40% of games having tickets priced for $5 or less. Fans can sign up to receive weekly Dynamic Deal emails at cardinals.com.
  • 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.
  • For a full listing of all the fan-friendly ticket values in 2013, visit cardinals.com/values.

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

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