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Homestand Highlights (Friday, August 1 - Thursday, August 7, 2014)

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Tonight the Cardinals kick off a six-game homestand with the division rival Milwaukee Brewers and reigning World Champion Boston Red Sox in a World Series rematch. The homestand is highlighted by Fredbird's Birthday Bash Weekend, featuring the kid's backpack and Mini Clydesdale promotional giveaways, as well as Christian Day at the Ballpark with retired Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell of Lone Survivor fame.

Friday, August 1, 2014 - Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:15 p.m.)

  • 1964 World Series Beer Stein: 25,000 ticketed-fans, ages 21 and older, receive the fourth stein in the Cardinals Championship series, highlighting the 50th Anniversary of the Cardinals World Series Championship vs. the New York Yankees in 1964. Presented by Budweiser. (#CardsPromo)
  • Budweiser Bash Friday: Enjoy music and autographs in Ford Plaza beginning at 5:15 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 Cardinals pitcher, Tom Henke, who will begin signing at 5:30 p.m. 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. (#BudBash)  
  • 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, UMB Champions Club, and in the Redbird Club.
  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the end of the 6th 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, the team's charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050. (#Raffle4Kids)
  • Live Music at Cardinals Nation: There will be free live music from Boogie Chyld on the 2nd floor of the Cardinals Nation Restaurant post-game until close.

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (6:15 p.m.)

  • Kids Backpack: In honor of Fredbird's Birthday Bash Weekend, all ticketed-fans, ages 15 and younger, receive a cool Cardinals backpack courtesy of Delta Air Lines. (#CardsPromo)
  • Christian Day at the Ballpark: All fans are invited to participate in the annual "Christian Day at the Ballpark". Following the game, fans can relocate to seats behind the Cardinals dugout to watch a special post-game program featuring current Cardinals players, coaches and featured speaker Marcus Luttrell, co-author of the book The Lone Survivor and the inspiration for the movie starring Mark Wahlberg. For more information, or to purchase tickets, fans can visit cardinals.com/christianday. Luttrell will also throw the ceremonial pitch before the game.
  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the end of the 6th 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, the team's charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050. (#Raffle4Kids)
  • Live Music at Cardinals Nation: There will be free live music from Johnny Chase on the 2nd floor of the Cardinals Nation Restaurant post-game until close.
  • 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.
  • Television Broadcast: Tonight's game will be broadcast on FOX Sports Midwest and on MLB Network outside the Cardinals' home television territory.

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (1:15 p.m.)

  • Mini Clydesdale by Build-A-Bear Workshop: 12,000 ticketed-fans, ages 15 and younger, receive a mini Clydesdale from Build-A-Bear Workshop. (#CardsPromo)
  • Fredbird's Birthday Bash Weekend: The Cardinals are celebrating their beloved Bird's birthday with some of his furry friends. The Mariner Moose, Sluggerrr of the Kansas City Royals and Cincinnati's Mr. Redlegs will celebrate Fredbird's birthday at the game along with the St. Louis Rams' Rampage and Louie of the Blues.
  • Peanut Controlled Zone Theme Day: The St. Louis Cardinals are pleased to present the final 2014 Peanut Controlled Game at Busch Stadium. This unique opportunity allows our fans with peanut allergies to sit in a "Peanut Controlled Zone" - sales of peanuts will be halted in this section and fans will not be allowed to consume peanut products in that area. A limited number of tickets remain for this game at cardinals.com/theme.
  • Share A Coke:  The Share a Coke® Summer Tour is making a stop at Busch Stadium. Fans can stop by Riverview Corner (near section 433) to personalize a Coke can with their name.
  • 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).
  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the end of the 6th 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, the team's charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050. (#Raffle4Kids)
  • 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.

Monday, August 4, 2014 - NO GAME

  • Tim McCarver at St. Louis Walk of Fame: During an 11:30 a.m. ceremony at 6144 Delmar in The Loop (across from the Moonrise Hotel), former Cardinal and current broadcaster Tim McCarver will be inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame with a sidewalk star bearing his name. The St. Louis Walk of Fame is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 to provide a showcase for the cultural heritage of St. Louis and to advance the knowledge, awareness and appreciation of creative St. Louisans and their achievements and contributions. Set in the sidewalks of The Loop, it is open 24 hours a day and is free. The brief induction ceremony is free and open to the public. A four-piece ragtime band will play before and after the ceremony.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - Cardinals vs. Boston Red Sox (7:15 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, UMB Champions Club, and in the Redbird Club.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - Cardinals vs. Boston Red Sox (7:15 p.m.)

  • Television Broadcast: Tonight's game will be broadcast on both FOX Sports Midwest and ESPN.
  • 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.
  • Animals in Ford Plaza: From 5:15 - 7:15 p.m., fans can take their picture with a Clydesdale and a variety of small animals in Ford Plaza, courtesy of Grant's Farm.

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - Cardinals vs. Boston Red Sox (6:15 p.m.)

  • Television Broadcast: Tonight's game will be broadcast on FOX Sports Midwest and on MLB Network outside the Cardinals' home television territory.
  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the end of the 6th 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, the team's charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050. (#Raffle4Kids)
  • 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 Celebrates Club's 2014 Hall Of Fame Class

Cardinals Magazine is out with a stunning commemorative issue celebrating the 2014 inductees into the Cardinals Hall of Fame. Each legend is saluted with a personal tribute from a contemporary who witnessed their brilliance from up close: Willie McGee - by Ozzie Smith; Jim Edmonds - by Tony La Russa; Mike Shannon - by John Rooney; Marty Marion - by Red Schoendienst. This jam-packed edition features an exclusive Q&A with Matt Holliday, whose preparation, production and professionalism continues to make him one of baseball's most accomplished sluggers. The magazine also showcases one of baseball's best set-up men in Pat Neshek, who brings a fan's perspective to the game, embracing its history and hobbies with a refreshing passion. Get access not found elsewhere, including a fresh take on the club's 2014 draft class with insights by scouting director Dan Kantrovitz and scouts as well as the best moments from Bob Gibson's candid and well-received Q&A sessions with fans at Busch Stadium.

Fans can purchase this keepsake edition along with the 2014 Official Scorecard for just $5 together at all stadium gates. The magazine is also available for purchase at the team store, Cardinals Authentics inside Ballpark Village and numerous St. Louis area retailers. Start a subscription today ($35 for print; $25 for digital with exclusive bonus content) by calling 314.345.9000 or visiting cardinals.com/magazine. (#CardsMag)

Official 2014 Scorecard

On sale at Busch Stadium this season is the popular 2014 Official Scorecard, featuring the striking artistic designs of local artist Mike Right, who has been creating the timeless Cardinals scorecard imagery since 2003. This year's edition commemorates the franchise's 19th NL Pennant and the opening of Ballpark Village. Inside, the scorecard also teaches fans how to score the "Cardinal Way"-a storied tradition by club officials that dates back to the 1940s. During games, fans can purchase Cardinals Magazine and the Official Scorecard together for just $5 at all gates.

St. Louis Cardinals Official 2014 Media Guide

New this season, the St. Louis Cardinals Official Media Guide is available for fans to purchase online. Typically available only to sportswriters, broadcasters, baseball executives and scouts, the Cardinals annual media guide is the ultimate insider's resource. The Cardinals 2014 Media Guide can be purchased for $20 at cardinals.com/mediaguide, at the Team Store inside Busch Stadium, at each gate where scorecards are sold, at the Cardinals Authentics Shop in Cardinals Nation at Ballpark Village, and by phone at 314.345.9000.

Cardinals Nation - Restaurant, Museum, Hall of Fame, Retail and Rooftop Seating

Cardinals Nation is a first-of-its-kind venue, totaling more than 30,000 square feet and spanning three distinct levels. Included in this remarkable experience is a high-energy, state-of-the-art restaurant and bar, retail store, a Hall of Fame and Museum, a 330+ seat rooftop deck and event facility. Open year-round, Cardinals Nation allows fans to stay connected to the team well beyond the regular season. Learn more at cardinalsnation.com.

  • Cardinals Nation Restaurant & Bar: The two-story restaurant featuring three patio decks, four full-service bars and more than 50 flat-screen TVs is filled with Cardinals history and memories. Bringing an old school vibe to a contemporary dining experience, the Cardinals Nation Restaurant and Bar is great for family, friends and fans of all ages. The Restaurant is open daily 11 a.m. - midnight. Reservations can be made by calling 314.345.9880 or by going online to cardinalsnation.com. On game days, the 2nd floor will feature a buffet. Fans are encouraged to make reservations, however walk-ins will be seated as tables become available. There are also private rooms that can be reserved. For more information, visit the website. (#CardsNation)
  • Cardinals Authentics Shop: Fans will find that gearing up for baseball just got easier with the debut of a new 800 square foot Cardinals Authentics Shop located on the first floor of Cardinals Nation adjacent to the Cardinals Nation Restaurant and Bar. With the grand opening of Cardinals Nation Authentics, there are now two locations to shop for genuine Cardinals gear and own a piece of St. Louis history! Both Cardinals Authentics locations (inside Cardinals Nation and Busch Stadium in the Ford Plaza north of Gate 6) specialize in official, game-used, limited edition and autographed collectibles and memorabilia direct from the club. Both stores offer a great selection of current and vintage Cardinals apparel, as well as one-of-a-kind collectibles. The new Shop also serves as a gift shop with great souvenirs from the Museum. The Cardinals Nations Authentics Shop is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. On game nights, the shop will remain open one hour post game. (#CardsAuthentics)
  • Cardinals Hall of Fame: The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame presented by Edward Jones settles in its permanent home inside Cardinals Nation. Created to honor the players and personalities who have had the greatest impact on the franchise, the Cardinals Hall of Fame gives fans a new way to connect and learn about our team's great heritage. Fans will vote on new inductees annually, and interactive kiosks help you learn more about these Cardinals greats with photos, video and statistics. Located just outside the new Cardinals Museum, the Cardinals Hall of Fame is accessible to fans at no cost when Cardinals Nation is open. (#CardsHOF)
  • Cardinals Museum: Few franchises have the acclaim and heritage of the St. Louis Cardinals, and that history lives here, in the new Cardinals Museum. Featuring stadiums, players and championship moments, the Cardinals Museum boasts one of the largest team-specific collections of artifacts and memorabilia in the world. The Museum's seven galleries take fans on a chronological journey through the rich history of the Cardinals, allowing them to learn about the birth of the franchise, relive special memories and interact with great exhibits. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. On game nights, the Museum will remain open through the 7th inning. Adult admission is $12, and tickets can be purchased at cardinalsnation.com. (#CardsMuseum)
  • AT&T Rooftop: Featuring over 330 seats on 2 decks, the all-inclusive AT&T Rooftop ballgame experience features a delicious all-you-care-to-eat buffet and full service bar as well as complimentary admission to the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum. Whether cheering on the Birds in a sea of red or hosting a private event, the AT&T Rooftop is the perfect place to make unforgettable memories. To purchase all-inclusive game-day tickets or to book an event, visit cardinalsnation.com. Fans should use the 8th Street or west entrance for game day or private event access to AT&T Rooftop.

Cardinals in the Community

Cardinals Care was established to give fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the organization to help children in our community - both on and off the baseball field. Since it was established in 1997, Cardinals Care has distributed nearly $20 million to support St. Louis area non-profit youth organizations and built 21 youth ball fields in local disadvantaged neighborhoods. 2014 marks the 11th year of Cardinals Care's innovative Redbird Rookies program, 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. Fans can support Cardinals Care by donating directly at cardinals.com/community or in a variety of ways (#CardsCare):

  • Cardinals Care 6K and One Mile Fun Run: Registration is now open for the fifth annual Cardinals Care 6K and One Mile Fun Run set for Sunday, September 7th. Those interested in participating are encouraged to learn more and register at cardinals.com/6k. (#CardsCare6K)

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. Join the conversation using #STLCards.

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. (#Fredbird)

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. (#4AGreenerGame)

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. In 2013, over 50% of games featured tickets available for $10 or less, thanks to dynamic pricing. 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 more information on Cardinals promotions and scheduled events visit cardinals.com/promotions and cardinals.com/theme.

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