The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that AT&T has joined Ballpark Village as the naming rights sponsor for the two-story seating deck atop Cardinals Nation. As part of the multi-year agreement, the Cardinals Nation ticketed deck will be known as the AT&T Rooftop.
Tickets for the AT&T Rooftop go on sale tomorrow, March 20, at 10 a.m. at cardinals.com.
“We’re very excited to be expanding our long-time partnership with the Cardinals beyond the walls of Busch Stadium and into Ballpark Village,” said John Sondag, president, AT&T Missouri. “AT&T’s mission is to connect people with their world and the things they love so we are very excited about helping connect Cardinal fans to a new game-day experience at Ballpark Village.”
As part of Cardinals Nation at Ballpark Village, the AT&T Rooftop offers fans a unique way to enjoy a game in style. With the all-inclusive ticket, fans will enjoy an upscale buffet and full-service bar inside the exclusive indoor club, then step outdoors for a great view of the game from reserved seats on the rooftop overlooking Busch Stadium.
“Watching the game from the AT&T Rooftop at Cardinals Nation will be one of the most unique experiences in baseball,” said Bill DeWitt III, president of the Cardinals. “Fans have been looking forward to this opportunity ever since Ballpark Village construction began, so we anticipate ticket demand will be high.”
The St. Louis Cardinals announced details about the team’s new Hall of Fame that will be established this spring with the dedication of their new museum within Cardinals Nation in Ballpark Village. The new Cardinals Hall of Fame will honor the greatest players and other important figures in Cardinals history.
“We are very excited to be able to recognize the exceptional careers and significant achievements of some of the greatest names in Cardinals history,” said Bill DeWitt Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the St. Louis Cardinals. “Induction into the Cardinals Hall of Fame will be one of the highest honors the team can bestow.”
Each member of the Cardinals Hall of Fame (#CardsHOF) will be permanently enshrined in the new Cardinals Hall of Fame Gallery presented by Edward Jones that will be located on the second floor of Cardinals Nation just outside the entrance to the Cardinals new museum. The gallery is free and open to the public to encourage fans of all generations to visit and celebrate the storied 122-year history of one of baseball’s most iconic teams. The plaques that adorn the gallery are being produced by Matthews International, the company that also produces the plaques for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
“Just like Cooperstown, the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum will be a special place that baseball fans from all over will want to visit,” said Brad Iversen, principal and chief marketing officer at Edward Jones. “Edward Jones is honored to sponsor the Hall of Fame and the annual induction process that gives fans a voice in honoring the team’s greatest players.”
As most everyone else does between Christmas and New Year’s Day, I’ve been thinking much about what I want to see in 2014. As the snow falls and the temps waver from low to high single digits, it’s only natural to think about spring … and baseball … and what I want to see from the Cardinals as the weather warms (both the temperature and my spirits!).
Taking a look back at last year’s New Year Wish List makes me wonder how much will change between now and October, but it’s fun to look ahead and wish, nonetheless.
So, as I watch the end of the college football season and look ahead to 365 days of new opportunities, here are 14 things I’m hoping to see from the 2014 Cardinals.
14. Visits to Busch, complete with a tour of Ballpark Village
We’ve been hearing about BPV for so long. This winter, watching the progress as it becomes a reality, has me yearning for the first opportunity to see it in person. (Like I need another excuse to visit the happiest place on earth!) The legacy that is St. Louis Cardinals baseball deserves a showplace worthy of its history, and here’s hoping the city does it up just right!
13. Chris Carpenter’s developing role
I know “front office guys” don’t usually show up in game recaps or headlines. But, I hope to hear what Carp is up to throughout the year. I mean, don’t you? Continue reading →
The St. Louis Cardinals and The Cordish Companies today announced that Drunken Fish, Howl at the Moon and Ted Drewes Frozen Custard will all be part of the first phase of Ballpark Village when it opens next spring.
“Ted Drewes is an iconic and uniquely St. Louis tradition, Drunken Fish is the Midwest’s unrivaled leader in Japanese cuisine and Howl at the Moon is one of the leading entertainment concepts in the United States,” said Chase Martin, director of development at The Cordish Companies. “We are thrilled to bring these world class names to Ballpark Village.”
Drunken Fish and Howl at the Moon will join the Budweiser Brew House, Cardinals Nation, Live! Marketplace and PBR St. Louis – A Cowboy Bar as tenants within the first phase of Ballpark Village. Ted Drewes joins Ballpark Village as a featured product inside of Live! Marketplace and on the new exterior event plaza located on the former Busch Stadium infield.
“We are excited to welcome these diverse tenants and brand partners to Ballpark Village,” said Bill DeWitt III, the president of the St. Louis Cardinals. “Drunken Fish, Howl at the Moon and Ted Drewes will help ensure that our grand opening next spring is a resounding success.”
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Cordish Companies held a formal topping off ceremony sponsored by Wolverine Boots & Apparel this morning to celebrate the completion of a significant construction milestone in the $100 million first phase development of Ballpark Village.
A nearly 100-foot long A-frame roof truss was carefully lowered into place on the northern end of the retractable skylight roof opening to symbolically mark the ceremonial end of the structural steel work on the project. Hundreds of construction workers, along with officials with the St. Louis Cardinals, the Cordish Companies and Ballpark Village construction manager Paric, signed banners affixed to the beam before it was raised into place to help mark the occasion.
“While today marks a significant milestone, there is still a great deal of work to be done to be ready by Opening Day 2014,” said William DeWitt III, president of the Cardinals. “Today was really about pausing briefly to say thanks to all of the workers who are helping make Ballpark Village a reality.”