ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals will now ask fans to wear masks at Busch Stadium and while visiting indoor spaces at Ballpark Village.
The move comes after St. Louis City and County put a mask mandate into effect Monday.
All fans, regardless of vaccination status are asked to wear a mask when entering or walking around five indoor ticketed club areas, including the team store and Cardinals Authentics Shop.
The five indoor areas include the Cardinals Club, Redbird Club, UMB Champions Club, National Car Rental Club, and the Perficient Red Jacket Club. Fans do not have to wear masks while eating or drinking inside the clubs or in the outdoor seating portions of those clubs.
Busch Stadium returned to full capacity attendance on June 14.
The Cardinals are also encouraging all fans to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
The first home game scheduled under the new rule is Friday against the Minnesota Twins.
Fox 2 asked Cardinals fans outside the stadium Thursday afternoon, who are both going to Friday’s game, shared what they thought about the new rules.
“I respect the CDC guidelines and I personally admire what the leaders of St. Louis have done. I think it’s a wise choice, human lives are worth protecting,” Fayeteville, Arkansas resident Mark Baber said.
Dan Pappas from Springfield, Illinois said, “I don’t agree with it, it’s all politics. I’ve got the vaccine, I’m done with the mask. I can’t do it no more.”