ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com - The World-Famous Budweiser Clydesdales will return to Busch Stadium Thursday!
When the regular season kicks off across Major League Baseball, Cardinal fans will once again be able to see their team in person.
The Clydesdales are a staple at the Cardinals Home Opener but their appearance was uncertain because of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, the company announced after taking last year off, the Clydesdales will return for their annual trip around the warning track in 2021.
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The Cardinals Home Opener is April 8 at 3:15 p.m. Bush Stadium will be able to hold 32% capacity for home games as long as masks are worn and social distancing is followed.
Below is the schedule of pre-game activities for the home opener:
- 12:00 – 12:50 PM Cardinals batting practice (subject to change)
- 12:55 – 1:50 PM Brewers batting practice (subject to change)
- 1:00 PM Gates Open
- 2021 Cardinals Magnet Schedule: All fans, ages 21 and older, will receive a magnet featuring the 2021 Cardinals schedule, compliments of Budweiser.
- 2:30 PM Pregame ceremonies begin with an appearance by the famous Budweiser Clydesdales.
- 2:33 PM Lou Brock & Bob Gibson tribute.
- 2:35 PM Introduction of Cardinals Hall of Famers to centerfield batter’s eye.
- 2:38 PM Salute to Mike Shannon from KMOX radio booth.
- 2:40 PM Introduction of Cardinals Chairman and CEO, Bill DeWitt Jr. at home plate.
- 2:41 PM Introduction of the 2021 St. Louis Cardinals via Ford motorcade. The players will ride in 2021 Ford F-150 Lariat trucks.
- 2:53 PM Introduction of the Milwaukee Brewers.
- 2:57 PM Moment of silence
- 2:58 PM National Anthem performed from centerfield batter’s eye by Dr. Shephali Wulff, an infectious disease specialist with SSM Health in St. Louis.
- 3:00 PM Cardinals Opening Day video
- 3:02 PM Ceremonial First Pitch by Cardinals Hall of Fame 3B Scott Rolen to current Cardinals 3B Nolan Arenado
- 3:15 PM First Pitch