ST. LOUIS – After years of anticipation, Ballpark Village has a grand opening date.
The first phase of the project will open to the public March 27 with a formal ribbon cutting and series of events, including a free Third Eye Blind concert, a Cardinals season opener watch party and opening day rally that all lead up to the home opener April 7.
A number of the businesses of Ballpark Village will also have their own respective grand openings. (All of the opening events can be found below.)
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Cardinals Nation, a four level venue with a two-story restaurant and bar, the Cardinals Hall-of-Fame and Museum, a retail store featuring game-used memorabilia and a 334-seat rooftop deck overlooking Busch Stadium from the outfield, and FOX Sports Midwest Live, a central gathering place of Ballpark Village, all serve as highlights of the new development.
Other businesses include Budweiser Brew House, PBR St. Louis, The Barn at PBR, Howl at the Moon, Drunken Fish, TengoSed & Tengo Hambre and Ted Drewes.
No plans have yet been announced for the next phase of the project.
A list of scheduled events and openings are below.
Ballpark Village Grand Opening Events Schedule
Thursday, March 27
5 p.m. Opening Ceremony
6 p.m. Private VIP Party
9 p.m. Third Eye Blind concert, FOX Sports Midwest Live! Stage
Friday, March 28
11 a.m. Cardinals Nation, FOX Sports Midwest Live!, Budweiser Brew House & Drunken Fish open for lunch
5 – 7 p.m. Founders VIP Event honoring construction workers
Saturday, March 29
6 – 8:30 p.m. Cardinals Nation restaurant grand opening ceremony and private party
7 p.m. St. Louis Blues watch party in FOX Sports Midwest Live!
8:30 – 10 p.m. Budweiser Brew House grand opening
8:30 p.m. Fireworks over Busch Stadium
Sunday, March 30
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Ballpark Village family fun event
9 p.m.-1 a.m. Red Bull hospitality party
Monday, March 31
11 a.m. FOX Sports Midwest Live! Grand opening
3:10 p.m. Cardinals season opener watch party at FOX Sports Midwest Live!
Thursday, April 3
6 p.m. Throwback Thursday debut at FOX Sports Midwest Live!
Friday, April 4
5 – 7 p.m. Inaugural Fridays on Clark featuring Dr. Zhivegas
9 p.m. PBR St. Louis – A Cowboy Bar grand opening party
9 p.m. The Barn at PBR St. Louis grand opening party
Monday, April 7 (Cardinals' Opening Day)
10 a.m. Cardinals Nation Museum & Hall of Fame grand opening
Noon Opening Day Rally on Busch II Infield & Ballpark Village Lot
NewsChannel 5 intern Dejuan Basking contributed to this story.