Schedule of Opening Day events

News-DemocratApril 7, 2014 

Planning to attend St. Louis Cardinals opening day festivities? Here are some of the things that are going on:

* 10 a.m.: Cardinals Hall of Fame & Museum dedication ceremony. Because of space limitations, the dedication is an invitation-only event. Fans can witness the dedication, however, on the Busch Stadium scoreboard screen and the 40 foot television in newly-opened Ballpark Village. If you can't make it to the ballpark, it will stream live on cardinals.com.

* 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Opening day pep rally. Held across the street from the northwest corner of Busch Stadium in the Ballpark Village parking lot, the festivities will feature music by Trixie Delight. Fredbird will be giving away opening day tickets, autographed items and other Cardinals-related prizes.

* 1:15 Busch Stadium gates open: All fans 21 and over will get a 2014 Cardinals magnet schedule.

* 2:30 Pre-game ceremonies begin in Busch Stadium with the traditional parade of the Budweiser Clydesdales followed by the introduction of Cardinals Hall of Famers who will ride around the ballpark warning track in 2014 Ford Mustang Convertibles and currently players who will ride in Ford Raptor pick-up trucks. Former Cardinals Mike Shannon, Danny Cox and Jim Edmonds will present the team's previous National League Championship trophies and the 2013 National League pennant will be raised.

* 3:15 game time

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