ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Friday the 40-foot television at Ballpark Village will be turned on for the first time for the Cardinals Spring Training game. And we're just weeks away from the grand opening.
Ballpark Village will open in 20 days, but some of the fun is getting started. Crews have been working on this project since last year. The Cardinals believe it will be a huge draw. The Cardinals got about $18 million in tax breaks and used around $100 million of their own money on the project.
We're talking about theme restaurants, bars, retail shops and a Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum.
Beginning Friday, fans can log onto cardinals.com/HOF and cast a vote their Hall of Fame Museum picks. The ballot includes:
Online voting will run through April 22
The 40-foot LED television will be turned on for the Cardinals Spring Training game so people can enjoy part of Ballpark Village Friday.
Opening ceremony is March 27th, followed by a free concert from Third Eye Blind.
On March 28th, Cardinals Nation, Fox Sports Midwest Live, the Budweiser Brew House and the Drunken Fish will open for business and will host a variety of events all leading up to the Cardinals' home opener April 7.
Ballpark Village Grand Opening Events Schedule
Thursday, March 27th
5 PM - Opening Ceremony
6 PM - Private VIP Party
9 PM - FREE Concert by National Recording Artist Third Eye Blind on the FOX Sports Midwest Live! Stage
Friday, March 28th
11 AM - Open for Lunch: Cardinals Nation, FOX Sports Midwest Live!, Budweiser Brew House & Drunken Fish
5-7 PM - Founders VIP Event honoring the Construction Workers
Saturday, March 29th
6-8:30 PM - Cardinals Nation Restaurant Grand Opening Ceremony & Private Party
7 PM - St. Louis Blues Hockey Watch Party in FOX Sports Midwest Live!
8:30 - 10 PM - Budweiser Brew House Grand Opening
8:30 PM - Fireworks Display over Busch Stadium
Sunday, March 30th
11 AM-5 PM - Ballpark Village Family Fun Event
9PM-1AM - Red Bull Hospitality Party
Monday, March 31st
11 AM - FOX Sports Midwest Live! Grand Opening
3:10 PM - Cardinals Season Opener Watch Party at FOX Sports Midwest Live!
Thursday, April 3rd
6 PM - Throwback Thursday Debut at FOX Sports Midwest Live!
Friday, April 4th
5-7 PM - Inaugural Fridays on Clark featuring Dr. Zhivegas
9 PM - PBR St. Louis - A Cowboy Bar Grand Opening Party
9 PM - The Barn at PBR St. Louis Grand Opening Party
Monday, April 7th - Opening Day in St. Louis
10 AM - Cardinals Nation Museum & Hall of Fame Grand Opening
Noon - Opening Day Rally on Busch II Infield & Ballpark Village Lot