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Cardinals To Break Ground On Ballpark Village

ST. LOUIS (January 30, 2013) – The St. Louis Cardinals and their development partner the Cordish Companies announced that they closed today on the financing for the construction of the $100 million first phase of Ballpark Village.  While preliminary site work began today, the team announced that a formal groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Friday, February 8th at 11 am on the construction site.

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The $100 million first phase of Ballpark Village, which is anticipated to be completed by Opening Day 2014, will include the construction of 100,000 sq. feet of retail and entertainment space along Clark Street next to Busch Stadium.  The first phase also includes all of the streets, parking and site infrastructure to support the future phases of the seven-block $700 million mixed use project. 

The initial phase will be anchored by Cardinals Nation, Budweiser Brew House, and Live! at Ballpark Village. Cardinals Nation will be a first-of-its kind venue totaling over 30,000 square feet on three levels. Cardinals Nation includes a two story restaurant, a Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, and a 300-plus seat seating deck with views into Busch Stadium.   A second building will house a 20,000 square foot two-story Anheuser-Busch venue with a festive rooftop party deck offering views into Busch Stadium.  The two signature structures will be joined by Live at Ballpark Village!, an indoor market place with a retractable canopy covering the event space designed to be a vibrant gathering space throughout the year.  The Cardinals and the Cordish Companies will announce additional details at the groundbreaking ceremony next week.

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The construction of Ballpark Village represents the next step in the Cardinals vision for their investment in downtown St. Louis that began with the opening of the privately financed, $411 Busch Stadium in 2006.  Ballpark Village is an approximately $550 million mixed-use retail, entertainment, office, and residential district being developed in partnership by the St. Louis Cardinals and the Cordish Companies.  Spanning seven city blocks on the 10-acre site just north of Busch Stadium, Ballpark Village will be the country’s first fully integrated mixed-use development designed to deliver the excitement and energy of the game day experience to a new neighborhood outside the stadium walls.

The Cordish Companies
For generations, the Cordish family has grown The Cordish Companies into one of the world’s leading real estate development companies and a diverse group of successful entertainment-operating businesses.  Cordish Companies’ entertainment and mixed use projects include the Kansas City Power & Light District, Louisville Fourth Street Live, and The Power Plant & Pier IV in Baltimore.

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Musial Public Visitation Details

Former St. Louis Cardinals and hall of famer Stan Musial greets fans before the start of Game 4 of the MLB NLCS playoff baseball series against the San Francisco Giants in St. Louis, Missouri, in this file photo taken October 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

ST. LOUIS, January 23, 2013 – The Archdiocese of St. Louis announced details regarding the public visitation for Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial that will take place Thursday, January 24th from 2 P.M. to 8 P.M. at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis located at 4431 Lindell Boulevard in St. Louis.

The visitation is open to the public and provides fans the opportunity to offer prayers and condolences in memory of Stan Musial.  Visitors are asked to enter the Cathedral Basilica through the main doors on Lindell. The Musial family has requested that no photos be taken inside of Church and that any mementos be left at the Stan Musial Statue at Busch Stadium. Please do not bring mementos to the Cathedral Basilica.

Lindell Boulevard will remain open on Thursday, while the Noon Mass is cancelled and both Rosati-Kain High School and St. Louis the King School at the Cathedral will be closed.  The St. Louis Police Department will assist with 45 degree angled parking on Lindell between Newstead and Taylor.  To accommodate media coverage, the Archdiocese has set aside an area on the East side of the Cathedral Basilica Plaza. In this section only, media will be able to take photos and conduct interviews of visitors entering the Cathedral Basilica.  Media may contact Angie Shelton (314.792.7101) for any further information on covering the public visitation.

Saturday’s funeral is private.  Additional details regarding the funeral will be provided later.

In lieu of flowers, the Musial family has requested that donations be made to Covenant House-Missouri or a charity of the fan’s choice in the name of Stan Musial.   Fans may offer messages of condolence to the family at www.cardinals.com/stan.

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Musial Funeral Arrangements Announced

Former St. Louis Cardinals and hall of famer Stan Musial greets fans before the start of Game 4 of the MLB NLCS playoff baseball series against the San Francisco Giants in St. Louis, Missouri, in this file photo taken October 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

ST. LOUIS, January 21, 2013 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced that the family of Stan Musial has made the following funeral and public visitation arrangements for the Cardinals Hall of Famer.

A public visitation is planned for Thursday, January 24th from 2 P.M. to 8 P.M. at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis located at 4431 Lindell Boulevard in St. Louis.   The public visitation is the opportunity for fans to pay their respects.

The funeral mass will be held at the Cathedral on Saturday, January 26th at 11 A.M.  His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York and long-time friend of the Musial family, will join the Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, and Bishop Richard Stika in celebrating the Mass.

Immediately following the mass, the funeral procession will make its way to Busch Stadium where the family will lay a wreath at the base of the statute of Stan Musial as part of a prayer ceremony before proceeding to a private burial.  Additional details, including the procession route, will be provided at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Covenant House or charity of the fan’s choice in the name of Stan Musial.  The Cardinals have set up a memorial site around the Musial Statute at Gate 3 at Busch Stadium, which will remain in place until a date yet determined.  The team has also set up a web page (cardinals.com/stan) to pay tribute to Stan and allow fans to offer condolences to the family.

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Cardinals Urge Fans To Support “Gloves 4 Troops”

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ST. LOUIS, January 13, 2013 – The St. Louis Cardinals are urging fans attending this weekend’s Winter Warm-Up (#WWU) to donate a baseball glove in support of the “Gloves 4 Troops” effort organized by Cardinals minor league infielder Vance Albitz who hopes to collect at least a thousand baseball gloves and balls by Spring Training 2013.

“This is a great opportunity to support our troops while also helping kids in our community,” said Michael Hall, Vice-President of Community Relations and Executive Director of Cardinals Care. “We are inspired by Vance’s selfless efforts and want to do our part to help him achieve his goal.”

Cardinals Care, with the help of Rawlings, will have a number of collection bins set up as fans enter the 17th Annual Warm-Up at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.  Fans are encouraged to donate gently used gloves and balls.  Cardinals Care has enlisted the support of the local chapter of Hope for Heroes of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha organization at Scott Air Force Base to assist with the delivery of the gloves to the troops deployed oversees.

“Gloves 4 Troops” (#Gloves4Troops) is a volunteer effort organized by Albitz, an infielder with the Springfield Cardinals, who has already collected over 200 gloves.  Fans can learn more at www.gloves4troops.com .

The highly-anticipated annual Winter Warm-Up takes place Saturday, January 19 through Monday, January 21, 2013 (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day).  The event times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday.  Fans may still purchase passes for the three day event at www.cardinals.com/winterwarmup.

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 16 years ago, Cardinals Care has invested nearly $18 million in helping children, including providing nearly $11 million in grants to over 800 non-profit youth organizations, and building 19 youth ball fields in neighborhoods in both Missouri and Illinois.  For nearly a decade, Cardinals Care has run the 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.

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16th ANNUAL WINTER WARM-UP TO KICK OFF THE 2012 SEASON

16th ANNUAL WINTER WARM-UP TO KICK OFF THE 2012 SEASON
Details on How Fans Can Enjoy Weekend That Includes Caravan, BBWAA Dinner & ARF Events

ST LOUIS (January 11, 2012)– The 16th annual Cardinals Care Winter Warm-Up, the Cardinals Caravan, the 53rd annual St. Louis Baseball Writers Dinner, as well as two events benefiting Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) highlight a busy Cardinals-themed holiday weekend that continues the 2011 World Championship celebration while also unofficially kicking off the 2012 baseball season.

The Winter Warm-Up returns to the Hyatt Regency at the Arch Saturday, January 14th through Monday, January 16th (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day) with appearances by a variety of current and former Cardinals players.

“This year’s Warm-Up will be even more special as we celebrate our 11th World Championship and look forward to the 2012 season,” said Michael Hall, Vice President for Cardinals Care and Community Relations. “The event is a fun-filled weekend that really has something for everyone.”

This year fans will get their chance to take a picture with the Cardinals 2011 World Series trophy as well as get their first opportunity to greet new acquisitions Carlos Beltran and J.C. Romero, who are scheduled to appear on Sunday and Monday respectively.

For complete Warm-Up information visit www.cardinals.com/winterwarmup.

In addition to the Warm-Up, on Friday night Cardinals fans can enjoy a special program at the Peabody Opera House as Tony La Russa and Bob Costas will discuss the 2011 season. Saturday night La Russa’s annual “Stars to the Rescue” event will take place at the Peabody and both events will benefit the former Cardinals manager’s Animal Rescue Foundation.

The 54th annual Baseball Writers Dinner will take place at the St. Louis Millennium Hotel on Sunday night. Fans will enjoy a night of fun and entertainment as the dinner will celebrate the 2011 World Championship, pay tribute to the 30th anniversary of the 1982 World Series Champion Cardinals and include the presentation of several 2011 awards and recognition.

Below are the complete highlights of the 2012 Winter Warm-Up:

Friday, January 13, 2012

  • Tickets: The Will Call ticket window at the Hyatt Regency will be open from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Cardinals Caravan Kicks Off: Stops in Springfield, Mo., Champaign, Ill., Decatur, Ill., Mexico, Mo. and Jefferson City, Mo. kick off the 2012 Cardinals Caravan.
  • La Russa Discusses the 2011 Season: Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation will host “A Champs Perspective,” a viewing of the 2011 Championship season at the Peabody Opera House with special guest Bob Costas. Join La Russa as he gives his unique commentary on this historic season.

Saturday, January 14, 2012 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

  • 2012 Cardinals Autographs: Chris Carpenter, Tony Cruz, Tyler Greene, Fernando Salas, Adam Wainwright and more.
  • Cardinals Alumni Autographs: Andy and Alan Benes, Glenn Brummer, Cal Eldred, Rex Hudler, Rick Horton, Brian Jordan and more.
  • Dugout Presentations: “Collecting Sports Memorabilia” with sports collector Dave Jackson at 10:30 a.m.; Learn how to shoot a Cardinals game with team photographer Scott Rovak at 12:00 p.m.; Weatherbird live demonstrations with St. Louis Post-Dispatch artist Dan Martin at 2:00 p.m.
  • Clubhouse Presentations: Cardinals Farm Director John Vuch discusses the organization’s minor league system at 11:00 a.m.; Cardinals Vice President of Sales and Marketing Dan Farrell discusses the team’s sales, marketing and broadcasting at 1:00 p.m.; Brian Finch of the Cardinals’ Hall of Fame Museum will discuss the history of the Cardinals with 10 items from the museum at 3:00 p.m.
  • Main Stage: Cardinals Senior Vice President and General Manager John Mozeliak will host a question and answer session at 12:30 p.m, while a panel discussion with three members of the Cardinals local media will to follow at 1:00 p.m.
  • Auctions: Silent Auctions: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.; Live Auctions (Main Stage): 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Items that are won at auctions must be paid for at the close of each auction.
  • Cardinals Caravan: The Cardinals caravan makes its way thru Cardinal Nation with stops in Joplin, Rolla, Hannibal, Columbia, and Moberly, Mo. as well as Quincy, Ill.

Sunday, January 15, 2012 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

  • 2012 Cardinals Autographs: Lance Berkman, Mitchell Boggs, Daniel Descalso, Jaime Garcia, Matt Holliday, Jon Jay, J.C. Romero, Jake Westbrook and more.
  • Cardinals Alumni Autographs: Danny Cox, Chris Duncan, Curt Ford, Tony La Russa, Red Schoendienst and more.
  • Dugout Presentations: “Collecting Sports Memorabilia” with sports collector Dave Jackson at 11:30 a.m.
  • Clubhouse Presentations: Brian Finch of the Cardinals’ Hall of Fame Museum will discuss the 2011 World Championship season at 10:30 a.m.; an exclusive launch of the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum’s new website with the group’s registrar Jennifer Jackson at 12:00 p.m.; “Caring for the 2011 World Champions” with team physician, Dr. Wendell Becton at 1:00 p.m.
  • Main Stage: A panel discussion with members of the 1964 World Championship team and the 2011 World Championship team from 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
  • Auctions: Silent Auctions: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.; Live Auctions (Main Stage): 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Items that are won at auctions must be paid for at the close of each auction.
  • Cardinals Caravan: The Cardinals Caravan makes its way thru Cardinal Nation with stops in Dyersburg and Memphis, Tenn., as well as Mattoon and Peoria, Ill.
  • 54th Annual Baseball Writers Dinner (Millennium Hotel, 6:30 p.m.): Enjoy a night of fun and entertainment as the St. Louis chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America celebrates the 2011 World Championship team and several members of the Cardinals organization receive awards recognizing their accomplishments in 2011. Also, there will be a special program honoring the 30th anniversary of the 1982 World Series Championship.

Monday, January 16, 2012 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

  • 2012 Cardinals Autographs: Carlos Beltran, Allen Craig, David Freese, Kyle Lohse, Lance Lynn, Kyle McClellan, Mike Matheny and more.
  • Cardinals Alumni Autographs: Jack Clark, Whitey Herzog, Mike Jorgensen, Ray Lankford, Kerry Robinson, Jason Simontacci and more.
  • Dugout Presentation: Photograph opportunities with America’s symbol, the bald eagle at 10:30 a.m. and Brian Finch of the Cardinals’ Hall of Fame Museum will present “Designing the Past” at 12:30 p.m.
  • Clubhouse Presentation: Cardinals President Bill DeWitt III discusses the franchise at 10:00 a.m. and “Collecting Sports Memorabilia” with sports collector Dave Jackson at 11:30 a.m.
  • Main Stage: A discussion with former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa and new Cardinals skipper Mike Matheny at 1:30 p.m.
  • Auctions: Silent Auctions: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Live Auctions (Main Stage): 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Items that are won at auctions must be paid for at the close of each auction.
  • Cardinals Caravan: The Cardinals Caravan makes its way thru Cardinal Nation with stops in Jonesboro, Ark., Cape Girardeau, Mo., Quad Cities, Iowa and Springfield, Ill.

All Three Days
On the second floor of the Hyatt, fans will be able to play interactive games, find collectable memorabilia and baseball cards, meet Fredbird and listen to informative presentations by Cardinals executives.

On the fourth floor, fans will be able to meet their favorite players at the autograph tables and will also have the opportunity to visit the Cardinals Care Store. The store will be stocked full of Cardinals memorabilia such as discounted hats, game-worn jerseys, toys and grab bags. Also, there will be booths for Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation and Stan the Man Inc. There will be plenty of items on hand for purchase at booths sponsored by Cardinals Publications as well as the official team store.

This year Cardinals Authentics will be selling unique items from the 2011 Cardinals Postseason. In addition to autographed World Series balls and photos, fans can purchase autographed champagne bottles from each round of the Cardinals’ 2011 postseason run and limited edition items such as World Series Game 7 rosin bag material and infield dirt.

Tickets
Three-day passes for the event can be purchased at the Busch Stadium Cardinals Team Store, at area Cardinals Clubhouse Stores or by calling (314) 345-9000. Ticket prices are $40 for fans 16 and older and $10 for fans ages five to 15, while kids under five are free. Fans that purchased their tickets in advance can begin picking them up at the Hyatt Regency Will Call starting Friday, January 14th from noon to 7 p.m. The Will Call window will open again on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Monday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Pizza Party
Cardinals Care has now partnered with Papa John’s Pizza for a special promotion where proceeds of pizza purchases in January will be donated to their cause. The Cardinals Care $20 Papa John’s Deal includes any large pizza, one chicken side and a Cinnapie for only $20 with $2 from every deal sold going directly to Cardinals Care. The deal is good thru January only and orders can be made at www.papajohns.com or by visiting any St. Louis area Papa John’s store.

Cardinals Care
Since its inception in 1997, Cardinals Care has maintained a direct focus on “Caring for Kids” by distributing funds to area non-profit youth organizations and establishing Redbird Rookies, their flagship program that supports youth on and off the baseball field. Most of the organizations who are recipients of Cardinals Care charitable grants are based in Missouri, Illinois and Iowa.

Grant funds are intended to support purchases such as school supplies and uniforms, computers, software, instruments, books and games for educational programs, as well as basic needs such as winter clothing for needy children.

The Winter Warm-Up and annual 6K Run are Cardinals Care’s two largest fundraising events each year. In 2011 Cardinals Care raised over $700,000 at the Warm-Up and nearly $160,000 at the second annual 6K Run. Cardinals Care also raises funds through memorabilia auctions online and throughout Busch Stadium during the season

54th Annual St. Louis Baseball Writers Dinner
The event will feature a tribute to the 2011 World Series Champion Cardinals as well as presentations of the annual Baseball Writers Awards. Those scheduled to receive awards are Tony La Russa, John Mozeliak, Red Schoendienst, Dan Descalso, Lance Berkman, Chris Carpenter, David Freese and Kyle Lohse, along with Cardinals Organizational Player of the Year Matt Adams and Pitcher of the Year Shelby Miller.

Cardinals Caravan
The 2012 Cardinals Caravan begins Friday, January 13th and will embark on five separate caravans, scheduled throughout the weekend. The caravans are scheduled to visit 19 total cities, including the respective ballparks of local minor league affiliates Memphis (Tennessee), Springfield (Missouri) and Quad Cities (Davenport, Iowa). For complete information of all caravan stops visit www.cardinals.com/caravan.

Stars to the Rescue
Tony La Russa’s annual Animal Rescue Foundation event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Peabody Opera House and tickets for the event are $75 and $25 and are on sale now by visiting the Ford Box Office at Scottrade. Stars scheduled to appear are Tom Johnson, Luke Bryan, Timothy B. Schmit, John McDaniel, Christopher Jackson and Lara Johnston. ARF saves dogs and cats that have run out of time at public shelters and strives to bring together people and pets.

Sponsors
Cardinals Care and the St. Louis Cardinals would like to thank the following sponsors for helping to make the 2012 Winter Warm-Up possible:

 

Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Belleville News-Democrat, Betallic, Centric Group, Coca-Cola North America, Enterprise Holdings, Fox Sports Midwest, Framin’ Place, Gwin’s Travel, Hardee’s, Hostess Brands, Hunter Engineering, Hyatt Regency, In Focus Marketing, KMOX News/Talk 1120, M & I Bank, Nehmen-Kodner, Paramount Convention Services, Rawlings Sporting Goods, RBO PRINTLOGISTIX, Sportservice, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, , St. Louis Sportswear, St. Louis Town Planner, Suburban Journals, Supply Concepts, Inc., Swank Audio Visuals, Syberg’s, Thrivent Financial, Victoria Products, Warren Sign and Wireless USA.

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