Going To The NLCS? Here’s What You Need To Know

Here’s some information the Cardinals passed along today regarding Games Three, Four and Five of the NLCS.

As the reigning World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals return home from San Francisco tied with the Giants (1-1) after the first two games of the best-of-seven NLCS, here are details on how fans can enjoy the three games at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

A very limited number of NLCS tickets may be available – for updated ticket availability, visit cardinals.com/postseason.

HOME GAME 1
NLCS Game 3 – Wednesday, October 17 – Busch Stadium – 3:07 p.m. CT (FOX)

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Cardinals Official Pre-Game Pep Rally in Ballpark Village (Clark and Broadway)

  • Live music from Cosmic Cow on the Budweiser Stage, Budweiser Build-a-Bar, entertainment, prizes, a Budweiser Clydesdale and more
  • Appearances by Fredbird, Team Fredbird and Cardinals alumni
  • Fan photo opportunity with the 2011 World Series trophy

Gates will open at 1 p.m.

42,000 fans will receive a rally towel

Pre-Game Ceremony starts at 2:40 p.m.

  • Introduction of both teams to the line and introduction of Cardinals Hall of Famers
  • Flag and colors presented by Ft. Leonard Wood
  • National Anthem by country music artist Joe Nichols
  • Ceremonial pitch by former Cardinals pitcher Danny Cox
  • “God Bless America” performed by Retired Navy Petty Officer 1st Class and National Recording Artist, Generald Wilson.

HOME GAME 2
NLCS Game 4 – Thursday, October 18 – Busch Stadium – 7:07 p.m. CT (FOX)

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

  • Cardinals Official Pre-Game Pep Rally in Ballpark Village (Clark and Broadway)
  • Live music from Dr. Zhivegas on the Budweiser Stage, Budweiser Build-a-Bar, entertainment, prizes and more
  • Appearances by Fredbird, Team Fredbird and Cardinals alumni
  • Fan photo opportunity with the 2011 World Series trophy

Gates will open at 5 p.m.

42,000 fans will receive a rally towel
Pre-Game Ceremony starts at 6:30 p.m.

  • Budweiser Clydesdales
  • Major League Baseball Ceremony
  • Flag and colors presented by Scott Air Force Base
  • National Anthem by singer and former American Idol contestant Nikko Smith
  • Ceremonial pitch by Cardinals Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith

HOME GAME 3
NLCS Game 5 – Friday, October 19 – Busch Stadium – 7:07 p.m. CT (FOX)

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Cardinals Official Pre-Game Pep Rally in Ballpark Village (Clark and Broadway)

  • Live music on the Budweiser Stage, Budweiser Build-a-Bar, entertainment, prizes and more
  • Appearances by Fredbird, Team Fredbird and Cardinals Alumni
  • Fan photo opportunity with the 2011 World Series Trophy

Gates will open at 5 p.m.

42,000 fans will receive a Rally Towel courtesy of Edward Jones

Pre-Game Ceremony Starts at 6:30 p.m.

  • Budweiser Clydesdales
  • Flag and colors presented by Scott Air Force Base
  • National Anthem by Matthew Morrison, star of the FOX television show “Glee”

NLCS Game 6 – Sunday, October 21 – AT&T Park – 3:45 p.m. CT (FOX) — if necessary

NLCS Game 7 – Monday, October 22 – AT&T Park – 7:07 p.m. CT (FOX) — if necessary


Cardinals in the Postseason Facts

  • The Cardinals are making their ninth appearance in the postseason since 2000 and the 24th postseason appearance in franchise history. The Cardinals 54 postseason wins since 1996 are second in the majors only to the New York Yankees. Given the new playoff format and the team’s position as a Wild Card, the Cardinals need 12 postseason victories to claim their 12th World Championship in 2012 (#12in12).
  • Mike Matheny is the first rookie manager to lead the Cardinals to the postseason since Eddie Dyer did so in 1946, leading the Redbirds to a World Championship win over Boston.
  • The Cardinals and Giants are meeting for the third time in postseason play, all three meetings coming in the NLCS. The Cardinals defeated the Giants, 4‐3, in the 1987 NLCS and lost, 4‐1, in their 2002 NLCS match‐up with St. Louis holding home‐field advantage in both of those series.
  • The Cardinals are taking part in their 11th National League Championship Series and their second‐straight.
  • The Cardinals were involved in three‐straight NLCS from 2004‐06, and they’re making their 7th trip to the NLCS since 2000.
  • The Cardinals’ 11 NLCS appearances are tied 2nd all‐time with Oakland (11) and trail only the New York Yankees (15).

 

 

 

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