ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Heads up Cardinals fans…and Cubs fans. In a not totally unexpected move, the Cardinals’ 2017 season opener at Busch Stadium has been moved from the afternoon of Monday, April 3, to Sunday, April 2 at 7:35pm. The Cardinals kick off the season against the World Series champion Chicago Cubs and the move will allow for a bigger television audience.
There has not been a formal announcement of the change, but both teams’ website calendars show April 2 as the season opener.
Both teams will then have an off day April 3 before the series resumes on April 4, 2017.
Our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch were first to discover the date change.