The St. Louis Cardinals home opener is a spectacle filled with all of the tradition, pageantry and regalia normally reserved for royalty. This unofficial holiday celebrates the best baseball town in America as Cardinal Nation descends upon Busch Stadium and Ballpark Village to root for the home team. Pregame rallies, parties and special events include appearances by Fredbird, the Clydesdales, Cardinals greats and hall of famers. The Redbirds host their division rival Milwaukee Brewers, who are looking for some payback after their collapse last season, while the Cards look for a fast start in 2015.
3:15 p.m. Mon., Apr. 13. Busch Stadium (Broadway and Poplar Street; 314-345-9600 or www.stlouiscardinals.com). $55.80 to $185.80..
Mon., April 13, 3:15 p.m., 2015