The Cardinals announced some news that we are very excited about on this Thursday morning!
We’ve been waiting a long time to say this… pic.twitter.com/eBvreNPEO2
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) March 4, 2021
In a plan developed between the Cardinals, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and the city’s health department, the team will allow 32% capacity (roughly 15,000 fans) to start the 2021 regular season. The Cardinals’ home opener is set for Thursday, April 8th, against the Brewers, and the Cardinals announced that tickets for all April games will be on sale soon. The Cardinals will also play the Brewers on April 10 and 11. Other April opponents in St. Louis include the Nationals (12-14), the Reds (23-25), and the Phillies (26-29).
The plan, in addition to the limited capacity, will also bring changes to gameday procedures. Tickets will be delivered through the MLB Ballpark app to limit contact. There will be six entry/exit gates, and each ticket will be marked with a designated gate. Exit and re-entry will not be permitted. All transactions (concessions, merchandise, etc.) will be card only — again, to limit contact. Fans will be limited to pods of no more than four people, and there will be at least six feet of distance in all directions between pods. Masks are required throughout the stadium, including while in the seats, but may be taken off if eating or drinking.
With the team bringing back Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright on one-year deals and the acquisition of Nolan Arenado, it is very special that fans will be in attendance to celebrate two long-tenured Cardinals and another who will hopefully be in the Gateway City for many seasons to come.