Ballpark Village is in the home stretch.
Before the Cardinals take the field in St. Louis for the first time this season, the long-awaited, $100 million restaurant/entertainment district bordering Busch Stadium will officially open with six days of watch parties, grand openings and a free concert featuring Third Eye Blind.
"While we are still finalizing exact details, we want fans to circle some important dates," says Bill DeWitt III, president of the Cardinals. "We are excited for everyone to finally see and experience everything that Ballpark Village has to offer."
Ballpark Village makes its debut on March 27 with a ribbon-cutting and the concert. The Cardinals' 2014-15 season home opener is April 7 against the Cincinnati Reds.
Cardinals Nation, FOX Sports Midwest Live!, the Budweiser Brew House and Drunken Fish will all be open for lunch starting March 28.
Here's the official schedule of parties and events that are open to the public:
Thursday, March 27 5 p.m. - Opening ceremony and formal ribbon-cutting 9 p.m. - Free concert by Third Eye Blind at FOX Sports Midwest Live!
Saturday, March 29 7 p.m. - St. Louis Blues hockey watch party at FOX Sports Midwest Live! 8:30 p.m. - Budweiser Brew House Grand Opening 8:30 p.m. - Fireworks display over Busch Stadium
Sunday, March 30 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Ballpark Village Family Fun event 9 p.m. - Red Bull Hospitality Party
Monday, March 31 Opening Day for the 2014-15 Major League Baseball season 11 a.m. - FOX Sports Midwest Live! grand opening 3:10 p.m. - Cardinals Season Opener Watch Party at FOX Sports Midwest Live!
Thursday, April 3 6 p.m. - Throwback Thursday Debut at FOX Sports Midwest Live!
Friday, April 4 5 p.m. - Inaugural Fridays on Clark featuring Dr. Zhivegas 9 p.m. - PBR St. Louis - A Cowboy Bar Grand Opening Party 9 p.m. - The Barn at PBR St. Louis Grand Opening Party