Springfield, MO - With Opening Day on Thursday, April 12 only 70 days away, the Springfield Cardinals are excited to unveil their Promotional Schedule for the 2018 season.
Highlighting the 2018 promotional lineup at Hammons Field is a brand-new series of must-have Busch Stadium Exclusives, including -
-Purina Bark in the Park & St. Louis Cardinals Pet Treat Jar Giveaway (2,000) on Sunday, May 20
-St. Louis Cardinals Replica 1968 National League Championship Ring Giveaway (2,000) on Thursday, May 31
-St. Louis Cardinals "YADI" Tumbler Giveaway (2,000) on Saturday, June 16
-St. Louis Cardinals Chris Carpenter Bobblehead Giveaway (2,000) on Thursday, June 21
-St. Louis Cardinals Carlos Martinez Mystery Hair Bobblehead Giveaway (2,000) on Sunday, July 15
-Peanuts & St. Louis Cardinals Snoopy Bobblehead (2,000 fans) on Sunday, August 19
-St. Louis Cardinals 2019 Ticket for Two Voucher Giveaway (2,000) on Thursday, August 30
-Budweiser St. Louis Cardinals 1982 World Championship Beer Stein Giveaway on Saturday, September 1 (2,000 fans, age 21+)
The Busch Stadium Exclusives are only the beginning - the 2018 Promotional Schedule features a grand total of 25 Promotional Giveaway Items! Joining the must-have St. Louis Cardinals Busch Stadium Exclusive Bobbleheads is this year's full line of can't-miss bobbleheads at Hammons Field -
-Vision Clinic Paul DeJong Bobblehead Giveaway (2,000) on Saturday, June 2
-Hiland Dairy Mike & Tate Matheny STL/MSU Double Bobblehead Giveaway (2,000) on Saturday, July 7
-Maria's Mexican Restaurant Bob Gibson Career Highlights Bobblehead Giveaway (2,000) on Saturday, August 18
-Aaron Sachs & Associates David Eckstein First Batter Bobblehead (2,000) on Sunday, September 2
Some of the other great giveaways lined up for this season include -
-Expedia Travel Duffle Bag Giveaway (2,000) on Saturday, April 28
-Central Bank of the Ozarks Green Pinstripe Cap Giveaway (2,000) on Sunday, April 29
-Coca-Cola Super-Soft Cardinals Nation T-Shirt Giveaway (2,000) on Saturday, May 5
-Foundation Credit Union Red Cardinals Shirt Giveaway (2,000) on Saturday, May 19
-Mercy Super-Soft Baby Blue T-Shirt Giveaway (2,000) on Saturday, June 9
-Ozark Fence Orange Camo Cap Giveaway (2,000) on Thursday, June 14
-Mercy Dry Fit Polo Shirt Giveaway on Saturday, June 23 (2,000 fans)
-Great Southern Bank Replica Red Batting Practice Jersey Giveaway on Thursday, July 5 (2,000 fans)
New to this year's Promotional Schedule is a fun and festive series of Christmas in July celebrations, including:
-Friday Fireworks with Christmas in July Music on Friday, July 27
-Christmas in July American National "FRAGILE" Player Leg Lamp Figurine Giveaway (2,000) on Saturday, July 28
-Christmas in July Price Cutter & Bar-S Foods Christmas Ornament Giveaway (2,000) on Sunday, July 29
The Hammons Field sky will not only light up for Christmas in July as the Promotional Schedule features 16 total Fireworks Shows on the schedule. New this year are Fans On Field Fireworks Shows when fans will be able to experience one fireworks show per month from the award-winning outfield at Hammons Field. In addition to Friday Night Fireworks Shows every Friday, presented by AM Pyrotechnics, the fireworks lineup includes:
-2018 Opening Day Fireworks Kickoff on Thursday, April 12
-Freedom Week Fans On Field Patriotic Fireworks Celebration on Wednesday, July 4
-Freedom Week Fireworks featuring Pure American Songs on Thursday, July 5
-Freedom Week Fireworks featuring American Love Songs on Friday, July 6
-Fans On Field Special Saturday Night Fireworks on Saturday, September 1
-Special Sunday Night Fireworks on Sunday, September 2
Once again this year, fireworks shows will be accompanied by a different musical theme, including -
-April 13 - 50th Anniversary of 1968 Songs
-April 27 (Fans On Field) - 27th Anniversary of 1991 Songs
-May 18 (Fans On Field) - Time Machine Songs
-June 1 - Hero Music
-June 15 - The Name Game Theme
-June 22 (Fans On Field) - Margaritaville Music
-July 4 (Fans On Field) - Patriotic Music
-July 5 - Pure American Country Songs
-July 6 - American Love Songs
-July 27 - Christmas in July Music
-August 17 (Fans On Field) - Wedding Dance Party
-August 31 - Modern Jukebox Hits
-September 1 (Fans On Field) - Kids Dance Party
-September 2 - Fan Request Music
The Cardinals will also host the Infuze Credit Union / Fort Leonard Wood Military Appreciation Night & Fireworks Celebration on Saturday, June 9, paying homage to all who have served and sacrificed to protect our freedom and our way of life. Military Appreciation Night will also feature the Specialty Camo Jersey Auction to benefit Missouri State University's ROTC.
In addition to the brand-new Fans On Field Fireworks Series, the Cardinals are also introducing three additional Once-A-Month Programs, including:
-Family 4-Packs (4 Tickets, 4 Hot Dogs, 4 Coca-Colas and 4 Caps for $44) - April 29, May 20, June 10, July 8, August 19 and September 2
-Pregame On-Field Happy Hours - April 26, May 31, June 14, July 5, August 30
-Foodie Fridays Theme Tickets (Different All-You-Can-Eat specials) - April 27, May 18, June 15, July 6, August 31
More returning family favorites are 12 Hiland Dairy Ice Cream Sundays, offering kids free Hiland Dairy Ice Cream before every Sunday game. Sundays also feature the Kids Run the Bases promotion, giving all kids the chance to run the bases just like the Cardinals after the game. Also making their return are nine Great Southern Bank $1 Dog Days on Tuesdays and nine Klement's "Buck a Brat" Nights, offering fans delicious $1 Klement's bratwursts every Thursday night.
The Cardinals will continue their unwavering commitment to the community with six game-worn jersey auctions throughout the year and a bat auction, all benefiting a different non-profit organization each night. The Cardinals non-profit partners include Cherish Kids, GYNCA, Isabel's House, Missouri State University's ROTC and Springfield Sports Commission.
Additionally, the Cardinals will continue their series of Educational Day games, comprised this year of the -
-Missouri Department of Conservation Educational Day and How to Market, Promote & Sell the Cardinals Pregame Program on Monday, April 16 at 11:10am
-CoxHealth Kids Program Educational Day and High School Leadership Forum for Students on Tuesday, April 17 at 11:10am
-KY3 Weather School and the Cardinals High School Career Day on Wednesday, April 25 at 11:10am
-How to Be a Cardinal Educational Day and Junior High Leadership Forum on Monday, April 30 at 11:10am
-Mercy Kids Program and The Making of a Field Educational Day on Monday, May 7 at 11:10am
-Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Days Educational Day on Monday, May 21 at 11:10am
-Discovery Center Science Experiments Educational Day on Monday, June 11 at 11:10am
To organize a group outing to any one of the Educational Day games, call the Front Office at (417) 863-0395 today.
All of the fun starts with Opening Day of the 2018 Season on Thursday, April 12. Don't miss any of the Opening Day traditions at Hammons Field, including the Great Southern Bank Magnet Schedule Giveaway (3,500), Klement's "Buck a Brat" Night, Opening Day Fireworks, the Chevy Dealers of the Ozarks Opening Day Truck Parade and more.
Click here for more information about 2018 Promotions and Programs.
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To guarantee every Promotional Giveaway Item throughout the season, be sure to sign up for the Springfield Cardinals Promo Club, open exclusively for Season Ticket Holders with Reserved Seats.
Available in 18, 35 and 70-game varieties, Reserved Seat Season Ticket Plans not only offer the best value at the ballpark but also provide a bevy of benefits including the ability to exchange tickets, exclusive access to the Promo Club, special gifts, events and much more. Reserved Seats for 18 games start at just $160.
To guarantee membership into the Promo Club by purchasing a Reserved Seat Season Ticket Plan, call the Cardinals Front Office at (417) 863-0395 today.
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