MEMPHIS, TN - The Memphis Redbirds are proud to announce that they will open the 2014 season by hosting the defending National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals in a special exhibition game at AutoZone Park on Friday, March 28. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.
The prestigious event at AutoZone Park will give fans the first glimpse of the 2014 Cardinals as they face the Redbirds in their final pre-season game leading up to Opening Day.
Exhibition game tickets can be reserved now during an exclusive pre-sale to Redbirds Champions Club and Quarter season members. Each ticket holder will receive a $10 discount off the general public price and have the ability to purchase a maximum of six (6) additional tickets at the general public pricing.
Fans interested in securing seats for the exhibition game or learning how to become a Champions Club member can call (901) 722-0299.
The game will be the first exhibition between the two clubs since 2009 and the eighth overall in the 17 seasons of their player development partnership. The Redbirds have been the Triple-A affiliate of the Cardinals since 1998, over which time they've helped develop future Major League stars including Albert Pujols, J.D. Drew, David Freese, and current Cardinals Matt Carpenter, Allen Craig, Yadier Molina, Lance Lynn, Jason Motte, Michael Wacha and Adam Wainwright. The partnership has produced two Pacific Coast League Championships and two World Series Championships for the Cardinals.
The Redbirds are celebrating their 15th season of competition at AutoZone Park in 2014. Season tickets, mini-plans, and group outing packages are currently on sale now by contacting the Redbirds at (901) 722-0299.
About Memphis Redbirds Baseball Foundation: The Memphis Redbirds Baseball Foundation is the first and only not-for-profit charitable organization in the United States to own and operate a professional baseball franchise, the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds. AutoZone Park - the finest ballpark ever built in the United States below the Major League level - is the home of the Redbirds and has served as the cornerstone of development in downtown Memphis. Incorporating the Memphis Redbirds as not-for-profit entity allows the community to own the team and facility. For the first time in history, Mid-South residents, corporate leaders and baseball fans are able to give back to the community - and at the same time enjoy first class entertainment - by supporting Memphis Redbirds Baseball.
About Global Spectrum: Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages the Memphis Redbirds, as well as more than 100 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 20-million people attended more than 11,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world's largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.