Cardinals tickets and more at UMSL Night at the Ballpark
Cardinals nation has always had fans at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. But on Sept. 12, 2014, more than 700 students, alumni, faculty and staff gathered at Busch Stadium for UMSL Night at the Ballpark, and of course, to watch the St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Colorado Rockies 5-1.
UMSL is hoping to show that support again for the 2015 UMSL Night at the Ballpark happening Sept. 4 and organized by the Office of Alumni Engagement and Community Relations. The Cardinals are set to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Last year’s evening kicked off with a packed pre-game reception inside the ballpark where 400 alumni, family and friends gathered to eat, catch up and watch UMSL Student Government Association President Cameron Roark throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Even Louie, UMSL’s mascot, made it on the field to pose with Fredbird.
“What more could someone ask for?” said education student and attendee Kim Weible. “UMSL Night at the Ballpark was the best of both worlds – I was able to spend quality time with my family while watching one of the best MLB teams do what all Cardinals fans know they do best – play ball!”
To top things off, every alumnus and student who purchased a ticket received a limited edition St. Louis Cardinals baseball cap with the UMSL logo stitched on the back.
Those caps will return again this fall for the 2015 night at the ballpark. Expect another pre-game reception and the possibility for a field visit with the purchase of a ticket. The field visit will be determined by a drawing. Also expect to hear UMSL students sing “God Bless America.”
This story was originally published in the spring 2015 issue of UMSL Magazine.
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