ST. LOUIS, Mo., November 9, 2022 – The St. Louis Cardinals and Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation, announced today that the 26th Winter Warm-Up, the foundation’s biggest fundraising event of the year, will be held at Busch Stadium and Ballpark Village January 14-16, 2023.
“We’re thrilled to bring the Winter Warm-Up to Busch Stadium and Ballpark Village to kick off the 2023 baseball season,” said Michael Hall, Vice President of Community Relations & Executive Director of Cardinals Care. We’re confident fans will enjoy our reimagined fan festival that will incorporate both new experiences and activities that they’ve come to know and love right here in the heart of Cardinals Nation.”
New for 2023, fans who purchase Winter Warm-Up tickets will enjoy complimentary access to family-friendly activities including a tour of the Cardinals Clubhouse and admission to the world-class Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum. The Cardinals Clubhouse tour is an exclusive opportunity that only happens during Winter Warm-Up weekend. Also new this year, fans will have the option to purchase single day tickets.
Over Winter Warm-Up weekend, fans will enjoy entertainment and live auctions from the Main Stage in Bally Sports Live!, autographs in the Budweiser Brewhouse, Crown Room and PBR, plus special presentations on the third floor of Cardinals Nation. Busch Stadium will serve as the site for the Cardinals Care Store, Silent Auction display, autograph stations, and an exhibit hall where fans will find a wide variety of sports memorabilia treasures and more. Kid-friendly activities will be available throughout the footprint of the event.
Three-day weekend tickets and hotel packages at Live! by Loews – St. Louis and The Westin St. Louis will go on sale Friday, November 25 at cardinals.com/WWU. Autograph tickets will go on sale mid-December, and single day tickets will go on sale January 6, 2023. Proceeds from the event fund Cardinals Care programs including Redbird Rookies, a free non-competitive baseball/softball program for kids, the youth ballfield program, and the grant program. Fans can visit cardinals.com/WWU and follow @CardinalsCare on Twitter for the latest details.
The Cardinals also announced the return of the Cardinals Caravan, the traveling roadshow that brings current players, Alumni, and broadcasters to 20 cities throughout Cardinals Nation over a four-day period (January 13-16, 2023). Additional details and player participation will be announced in early January. Fans can get a preview of the full January Caravan schedule at cardinals.com/caravan.
— STL —
About Cardinals Care
Cardinals Care was established to give fans a way to team up with Cardinals players and the organization to help children in our community—both on and off the baseball field. Established in 1997, Cardinals Care has invested over $29 million to support St. Louis area children, built or renovated 25 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods, and distributed over $15 million in grants to nonprofit organizations. Since 2004, Cardinals Care has also orchestrated the innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free co-ed baseball/softball league for kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play. In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment needed for each team, Redbird Rookies also provides extensive off-field support in the areas of health, education, mentoring and the cultural arts for each of the nearly 2,500 kids who participate in the program each year. To learn more about all of Cardinals Care’s programs visit cardinals.com/community and follow @CardinalsCare on Twitter.