Cubs vs. Cardinals 2017 season opener moved to April 2

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Cardinals website - Opening Day Game Change

From the Cardinals.com website

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.