ST. LOUIS — This weekend marks the last regular season homestand for Cardinals legends Albert Pujols and Yadi Molina.
It’s no surprise ticket prices have increased on the secondary market, given the legendary status of Pujols and Molina in Cardinals Nation.
If you’re planning on going to see the future hall of famers in their last regular season home game at Busch, prepare to shell out the big bucks.
According to Tickpick, the average price for the Cardinals/Pirates match-up is $174. Compare that to just $83 before Pujols announced his retirement in March. For any fans looking to attend, the “get-in” price for a physical seat is a whopping $140, while a Standing Room Only ticket is $87.
Also, Friday evening you can give Molina and Pujols a big 'thank you' outside Ballpark Village. Baseball fans can sign seven-foot tall thank you cards for the retiring ballplayers. From 3 p.m.- 7 p.m. Friday evening, the cards will be available at the Together Credit Union Plaza at Ballpark Village. You can also sign the card Saturday at the Budweiser Terrace inside Busch Stadium before the game and during the early innings.
Fans came ready to sign the cards on Friday afternoon.
"I've been a fan since 1962," Nicole Younge said.
People across generations came ready to honor the retiring duo. Heading into the Wild Card Series at home, Busch Stadium is expecting to sell over 3.3 million tickets this year.
5 On Your Side spoke to the Vice President of Ticket sales who said right now Busch Stadium is expecting 46,000 plus fans per game this weekend, and the same for next weekend's Wild Card Series at home.
"It's just a fabulous number when you basically consider coming off of COVID and the work stoppage in the off-season," Strohm said.
Fans wrote their memories and thanked both players for their legacy for the Cardinals and for St. Louis. Some fans had fond past memories.
"He (Molina) was alone by himself at the plate and everyone else is running toward each other but he, he's the captain."
Others had more recent memories.
"I got to see him become an Angel and a Dodger and then come back to the Cardinals," Jessica Elliston said.
Couper has one standout memory of the Cardinals she believes has kept her around for a historic season.
"I was ill in 2011," she said. "Knowing what the team and what Yadi went through to get that World Championship is part of what extended my life."