Cardinals Winter Warm-Up tickets on sale Friday

Cardinals Winter Warm-Up tickets on sale Friday

Cardinals Winter Warm-Up tickets on sale Friday

Tickets for the 18th annual Cardinals Winter Warm-Up will be available beginning at 9 a.m. CT on Friday.

Announced by Cardinals Care on Monday, Winter Warm-Up is scheduled at the Hyatt Regency-St. Louis at the Arch from Jan. 18-20. The event times are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 18-19, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20.

Fans can purchase admission passes for the three-day Winter Warm-Up online at cardinals.com/winterwarmup, in the official Cardinals Team Store at Busch Stadium and at Cardinals Clubhouse stores located around St. Louis.

Admission passes, which are valid for all three days of the Warm-Up, will remain unchanged from recent years. It will be $40 for fans age 16 and over, $10 for children age 5 to 15, while kids under 5 are admitted free of charge. Members of the military, police and fire departments with an active ID can receive one free adult pass, which must be obtained in person at the Official Cardinals Team Store at Busch Stadium or at the event.

Proceeds for the event benefit Cardinals Care, the team's charitable fund.

Among the features of the weekend, fans can meet their favorite players at autograph sessions, play interactive games, meet Hall of Famers, take photos with Fredbird, buy collectable memorabilia, bid on items at live and silent auctions, experience live presentations, and ask questions of players, owners, scouts, broadcasters and officials during question-and-answer sessions.

Many player autographs are free with the admission pass, while others require an autograph ticket available through a specific additional donation. All autograph tickets will be sold online from Jan. 6-15. Check cardinals.com/winterwarmup in mid-December for details, including player autograph dates, times and, if required, additional donation amounts. Any remaining autograph tickets not sold online will be available at the Winter Warm-Up. For complete event details, schedule and frequently asked questions, visit cardinals.com/winterwarmup.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.