ST. LOUIS – As construction of the $100 million first phase of Ballpark Village enters the final home stretch, the St. Louis Cardinals and The Cordish Companies today announced the preliminary details on a series of grand opening events that commence with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony and free concert with Third Eye Blind on Thursday, March 27. The schedule of events culminates with the Cardinals home opener on Monday, April 7.
“While we are still finalizing exact details, we want fans to circle some important dates,” Bill DeWitt III, president of the Cardinals said. “We are excited for everyone to finally see and experience everything that Ballpark Village has to offer.”
All venues, including Cardinals Nation, Budweiser Brew House, PBR St. Louis, Howl at the Moon, and Drunken Fish will be open for business following the Grand Opening on March 27, with various individual grand opening celebrations planned at each venue. A full listing of the schedule is below.
Additional details, including event descriptions and locations will be announced in the coming weeks on stlballparkvillage.com.
Ballpark Village Grand Opening Events Schedule
Thursday, March 27
5 p.m. Opening Ceremony
9 p.m. Free concert by Third Eye Blind on the FOX Sports Midwest Live! Stage
Friday, March 28
11 a.m. Cardinals Nation, FOX Sports Midwest Live!, Budweiser Brew House & Drunken Fish open for lunch
Saturday, March 29
6 – 8:30 p.m. Cardinals Nation Restaurant Grand Opening Ceremony & Private Party
7 p.m. St. Louis Blues Hockey Watch Party in FOX Sports Midwest Live!
8:30 – 10 p.m. Budweiser Brew House Grand Opening
8:30 p.m. Fireworks display over Busch Stadium
Sunday, March 30
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ballpark Village Family Fun Event
9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Red Bull Hospitality Party
Monday, March 31
11 a.m. FOX Sports Midwest Live! Grand Opening
3:10 p.m. Cardinals Season Opener Watch Party at FOX Sports Midwest Live!
Thursday, April 3
6 p.m. Throwback Thursday Debut at FOX Sports Midwest Live!
Friday, April 4
5 – 7 p.m. Inaugural Fridays on Clark featuring Dr. Zhivegas
9 p.m. PBR St. Louis – A Cowboy Bar Grand Opening Party
9 p.m. The Barn at PBR St. Louis Grand Opening Party
Monday, April 7 – Opening Day in St. Louis
10 a.m. Cardinals Nation Museum & Hall of Fame Grand Opening
Noon Opening Day Rally on Busch II Infield & Ballpark Village Lot
Ballpark Village Venues
Located on 10 acres just north of Busch Stadium, the 120,000 square foot multi-story Ballpark Village is the first master-planned development designed around a new MLB ballpark. The first phase of Ballpark Village is anchored by Cardinals Nation, Budweiser Brew House, FOX Sports Midwest Live!, PBR St. Louis – A Cowboy Bar, Howl at the Moon, and Drunken Fish. Ballpark Village features five live performance stages, the largest retractable roof of its kind, the biggest indoor TV screen in the Midwest and an outdoor festival space that recreates the infield of the previous Busch Stadium in its exact historical location.
Cardinals Nation is a 34,000 square foot venue on four levels that features a two-story restaurant and bar, an 8,000 square foot Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, a Cardinals Authentics retail store featuring game used memorabilia, and a 334-seat roof top deck with spectacular game views and an all-inclusive experience. The Cardinals Nation restaurant will feature three separate patios, two large bars, and unparalleled sports viewing with large flat screen TVs and other multimedia features. The Cardinals Nation rooftop seating deck will feature ticketed seats looking into Busch Stadium and will include all-inclusive food and beverage, a complimentary ticket to the Cardinals museum, Busch Stadium audio/visual feeds, and access to other areas within Ballpark Village.
The new Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum within Cardinals Nation will feature the largest team-held collection in baseball and second only to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in terms of size with over 16,000 memorabilia items and hundreds of thousands of archival photographs. The Cardinals Hall of Fame, which honors the greatest players and other important figures in team history, will be just outside the new museum on the second floor and is free to the public.
FOX Sports Midwest Live!
At the heart of Ballpark Village will be a central gathering place and plaza known as FOX Sports Midwest Live!, a 20,000 square foot entertainment marketplace that will feature a world class audio-video presentation including an approximately 40-foot LED screen and performance stage. Also included under the 100 foot long retractable glass roof is a stage for live concerts, a 200-seat restaurant, and a VIP seating area to enjoy the big game. FOX Sports Midwest, the television home of the Cardinals, will have a new studio on the second level overlooking the FOX Sports Midwest Live!
Budweiser Brew House
The Budweiser Brew House is a three-level, 26,000-square-foot venue that offers an unparalleled beer and dining experience for baseball fans and visitors in St. Louis. The destination includes an outdoor beer garden, an interior inspired by Anheuser-Busch and Budweiser’s rich heritage and commitment to quality, and a rooftop deck that puts St. Louis Cardinals fans within reach of baseball heaven.
PBR St. Louis – A Cowboy Bar
Each location of PBR (Professional Bull Riders) features its own unique high-quality design, but with shared attractions including a large dance floor, a soft-seating lounge area, private outdoor balconies, multiple bars, and the world’s meanest mechanical bull as a showpiece element to the club. PBR St. Louis will offer an expansive beer and bourbon list.
The Barn at PBR
A live music joint, The Barn will be located inside PBR St. Louis and will feature the best local, regional and national entertainment on a nightly basis. The intimate setting will feature a stage in front of the grand stone fireplace, state-of-the-art sound and cathedral ceilings exemplifying a chic but rustic barn feel. The Barn will share a 70 foot island bar with PBR and will embark floor to ceiling windows with Arch and city skyline views.
Howl at the Moon
Described as “The Dueling Piano Bar that Rocks,” Howl at the Moon is a high-energy concept centered around live music and audience participation. Howl’s talented and versatile entertainers perform everything from 80s rock to today’s hits on dueling pianos, drums, guitars and more.
Locally owned by Munsok So, Drunken Fish is widely recognized as the premier sushi restaurant in the Midwest region. The selection of sensational sushi and exquisite Japanese cuisine will satisfy every appetite, while the extensive drink menu boasts an eclectic list of signature martinis and exotic drinks. With vibrant modern décor, a private dining room, and Ballpark Village’s only glowing LED tables, Drunken Fish creates a plush and comfortable setting to grab dinner and drinks with your significant other or a group of friends. Large front doors create open air seating for the interior dining room while leading to our lavish outdoor patio and lounge.
Tengo Sed & Tengo Hambre
Tengo Sed is an eclectic and high energy hang-out within FOX Sports Midwest Live! marketplace that features south-of-the-border flavor including in-house specialty sauces, Tex-Mex favorites and disarmingly good margaritas. Tengo Sed provides a lively atmosphere with great views of the FOX Sports Midwest Live! concert stage. Tengo Hambre, a fast-serve counter brings unique style and approach to Tex-Mex dining in the FOX Sports Midwest Live! Marketplace. Tengo Hambre will serve its famous street tacos and margaritas on-the-go.
St. Louis’ favorite frozen custard, Ted Drewes, will be a feature product inside FOX Sports Midwest Live! and on the new exterior event plaza located on the former Busch Stadium infield. Ted Drewes has been selling frozen custard and Christmas trees in the St. Louis region since he opened his first Gateway City location in 1930.