04/28/2006 6:26 PM ET
Cardinals make 65,000 additional tickets available; tickets on sale Wednesday at all locations
Left field sections opening ahead of schedule to signify full completion of seats
ST. LOUIS -- Construction of Busch Stadium continues to move ahead of schedule, allowing the Cardinals to open more than 4,000 seats in the left field pavilion reserved, pavilion box, outfield loge box, and Casino Queen Party Porch sections sooner than originally planned, beginning with the May 29 game against the 2005 National League Champion Houston Astros.
Beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3, approximately 65,000 tickets will be available for sale at the Busch Stadium ticket office, online at stlcardinals.com, by phone at 314/345-9000, at Schnucks Markets and all three Cardinals Clubhouse stores, located at the Saint Louis Galleria, Saint Louis Union Station and St. Clair Square. A majority of those tickets will be for the 18 home games scheduled for May 29 through July 2, including Central Division match-ups against the Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, and Cincinnati Reds, as well as interleague games against the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals. A limited number of tickets will also be available for the remainder of the season.
Ticket prices in the pavilion reserved, pavilion box, outfield loge box, and Casino Queen Party Porch sections range from $20 to $42 for most games, and $25 to $47 for premium Saturday dates and games vs. the Chicago Cubs. Children's tickets are available in the pavilion reserved section, priced at $9 each for all games. Big Mac Land will be located in section 272 of the outfield loge boxes. Fans are limited to purchasing eight tickets per Chicago Cubs game.
Approximately 8,000 tickets in other areas of the seating bowl remain for 19 games of the 2006 season, including the upcoming series against the Rockies. Tickets are still available for the following games:
May 8-10 vs. Rockies
Aug 1-2 vs. Phillies
Aug. 15-17 vs. Reds
Aug 29-31 vs. Marlins
Sept. 1 vs. Pirates
Sept. 11-13 vs. Astros
Sept. 25-27 vs. Padres
Sept. 28 vs. Brewers
The completion of Busch Stadium brings the official capacity to 43,975, with a total capacity (including standing room only tickets) of 46,861.