ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The 100th birthday celebration for Stan "The Man" Musial was suppose to be another annual Musial Awards on Nov. 21 – an event known as the the most inspirational night in sports where we honor some of the best moments and people in the sports world. But due to the pandemic plans have changed and there is a new event being held at Busch Stadium on Stan's 100th birthday.
The event will give fans a chance to have a special fun-filled experience inside the ballpark while honoring the greatest St. Louis Cardinals player of all time.
Fans will select a time to enter the ballpark between noon and 2:45 p.m. and be guided through various opportunities on the field and in the open-air concourse. Organizers estimate the journey will take approximately 45 minutes. Activities will include:
- A walk around the Busch Stadium warning track
- Musial-themed and other unique photo opportunities (taken professionally and - -provided to attendees digitally to ensure a contactless process)
- A chance for kids to run the bases (weather and field conditions permitting)
- Tribute to Stan on the Busch Stadium videoboard
- "Holding History" museum experience and display featuring Stan memorabilia
- Harmonica salute to Stan
- A pre-packaged birthday cupcake for attendees to take home
Tickets to attend the Stantennial Celebration are $20 and can be purchased at Cardinals.com/Stan100. Free parking will be available to ticketholders.
Outside the ballpark, fans can take part in a drive-by birthday party procession with Stan’s family and Fredbird at the Musial statue from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The drive-by procession will be free to the public and no ticket is necessary to participate. Cars should approach the Musial statue from Spruce Street west of Busch Stadium.
Fans are encouraged to bring a birthday card to drop off for Stan’s family.
Attendees will be required to wear face masks at all times, and groups must maintain at least six feet of distance between each other.
Fans can also celebrate Stan's birthday in the comfort of their own home by ordering a Stantennial Party Box. The box is filled with fun birthday treats, one-of-a-kind items, and a commemorative book that celebrates 15 years of the Musial Awards in St. Louis on the 100th anniversary of Stan’s birth. Proceeds benefit the Musial Awards. More information can be found at MusialAwards.com/PartyBox.
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