ST. LOUIS, MO – Make sure to join KPLR 11 along with Y-98 and Fresh 102.5 for our home opener pep rally Monday at 10am in Kiener Plaza. Enjoy food, giveaways, interactive games and live music before the Cardinals host the Milwaukee Brewers.
Opening day schedule according to the St. Louis Cardinals:
11am – 2pm: Cardinals Official Opening Day Pre-Game Pep Rally, sponsored by Hardee’s: The Cardinals, Ballpark Village and Hardee’s will host a pre-game pep rally in the Ballpark Village parking lot. Fan favorite, DJ Todd Thomas will perform from 11am to 2pm
Fredbird and Team Fredbird will be on hand to give away Opening Day tickets, autographed items and other Cardinals prizes. Fans can purchase a Hardee’s Combo Meal after regular breakfast hours from the Mobile Diner or Hardee’s restaurant on Chestnut and receive a free Cardinals t-shirt while supplies last. Other sponsors include: Budweiser, FOX Sports Midwest, Goodwill, The Muny, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Office Essentials and The Tan Company. Fans can get their picture with a single Budweiser Clydesdale (weather permitting).
1:15pm Gates open
All ticketed-fans, ages 21 and over, will receive a magnet with the 2015 Cardinals schedule, compliments of Budweiser Beer.
2:30pm: Pre-game ceremonies begin with an appearance by the famed Budweiser Clydesdales.
Introduction of St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay, and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon
Introduction of Fredbird and Team Fredbird
Hall of Famers will be introduced via a Ford Motorcade, led around the warning track. Each Hall of Famer will be riding in a 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible.
Tradition Meets Today Video
Introduction of three members of the 2014 Class of the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame from the dugout (Jim Edmonds, Willie McGee and Mike Shannon)
Introduction of the 2015 St. Louis Cardinals via Ford Motorcade. The players will ride in 2015 Ford F-150s.
Introduction of the Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals lineups
Color Guard and American Flag in Center Field, courtesy of the service men and women of Ft. Leonard Wood
American Bald Eagle, courtesy of the World Bird Sanctuary of St. Louis
Tribute to Oscar Taveras and moment of silence for Bryan Burwell and Oscar Taveras
The National Anthem will be performed by Retired U.S. Navy Petty Officer First Class Generald Wilson
Ceremonial First Pitch by Willie McGee to Ozzie Smith
3:15pm Game Time