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Cardinals cancel exhibition game in Springfield

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The St. Louis Cardinals celebrate their 3-1 win over the New York Mets after a spring training baseball game, Sunday, March 27, 2011, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) By Carlos Osorio The St. Louis Cardinals celebrate their 3-1 win over the New York Mets after a spring training baseball game, Sunday, March 27, 2011, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) By Carlos Osorio

(KMOV)--The St. Louis Cardinals announced that they are cancelling the exhibition game against the team’s Double-A Affiliate Springfield Cardinals scheduled for tomorrow night, because of the weather forecast.

The game time forecast calls for rain and temperatures in the low/mid 30s.  

Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak stated that the organization was very disappointed they have to cancel the exhibition game but have a responsibility to ensure players have safe playing conditions. 

The Cardinals have announced that they will schedule two exhibition games against the Springfield Cardinals at Hammons Field next season.

Details will be forthcoming when the team announces its 2012 Spring Training schedule. 

All fans who purchased tickets from the Cardinals for the cancelled game will receive a voucher entitling them to a ticket to a 2011 St. Louis Cardinals game at Busch Stadium or a 2011 Springfield Cardinals game at Hammons Field for each ticket they purchased.

Fans that purchased tickets from the Springfield Cardinals for the March 29, 2011 game wishing to guarantee their tickets for a 2012 exhibition game with the St. Louis Cardinals will not need to take any action.

Tickets purchased from the Springfield Cardinals will be transferred into a 2012 exhibition game in the same ticket location currently held and new tickets for the 2012 game will be mailed to the original ticket buyer prior to next season. 

Fans wishing to receive a refund for tickets purchased to the 2011 Springfield Cardinals vs. St. Louis Cardinals game scheduled for March 29th can return the original tickets to Hammons Field for a refund of the ticket price. 

While the game has been cancelled, the Cardinals have made arrangements to honor their commitment to raise money for the Miracle Field at Dan Kinney Park. 

The team will auction jerseys signed by the St. Louis Cardinals players at an upcoming game, with all the proceeds to benefit a capital campaign for an accessible ball field for the disabled in Springfield.
 

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