ST. LOUIS (June 25, 2009) – The Cardinals Team Store presented by Nike is officially welcoming fans in Ballpark Village. Situated in the building previously operated by the International Bowling Hall of Fame, the store features exclusive Nike and Major League Baseball-licensed apparel and baseball caps in celebration of the 2009 MLB All-Star Game. The store marks a collaborative effort among Delaware North Companies Sportservice – the retail operator and culinary provider at Busch Stadium – the St. Louis Cardinals, Nike and Major League Baseball.
Hall of Famer Autograph Signing: Fans will get the opportunity to meet Cardinals greats during a special three-day autograph session prior to the All-Star Game. The Cardinals Team Store presented by Nike will host special autograph sessions from July 11 – 13. Baseball legends Willie McGee, Lou Brock, Bob Gibson, Ozzie Smith, Reggie Jackson, Steve Carlton, Tony Gwynn and other Hall of Famers will be available to fans who purchase autograph tickets. Fans can visit MAB Celebrity Services online at www.mab-celebrity.com or call 1-973-808-1740 or 1-618-281-6014 to obtain a ticket. Tickets can also be purchased at the store.
Other Retail Information: Sportservice will open a number of additional retail locations in and around Ballpark Village that showcase commemorative 2009 MLB All-Star Game memorabilia. At least eight kiosks will open around the perimeter of the stadium and be accessible to fans without All-Star Game tickets. The Majestic tents in Ballpark Village will offer All-Star jerseys from the American and National Leagues, in addition to player name-and-number jerseys and tees, and All-Star Game roster tees.
Inside the stadium, the Official Cardinals Team Store will showcase a head-to-toe selection of All-Star Game clothing, along with merchandise ranging from home goods to special collectors-edition pennants, lapel pins, patches, baseballs, bats and caps. The Authentic Store, located near section 505, will carry Cooperstown throw-back collections from American Needle – Red Jacket, Twins 47 – Banner and Mitchell and Ness. A store featuring apparel for ladies and kids, at section 505, will host the Alyssa Milano G-III collection.
Hours and Contact Information:
- Hours: On days with games at 3:10 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., fans can access the Cardinals Team Store presented by Nike from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The store will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on non-game days and days with early afternoon games. Sportservice will also offer expanded hours prior to the All-Star Game.
- Parking: Meter parking is located nearby, and several parking lots are located within a two-block walk of the store. Free 30-minute parking is expected to open soon just outside the store entrance.
- Contact Info: For orders by mail, or for any additional information, fans are encouraged to call the store at 1-800-421-3263.
About Delaware North Companies Sportservice
Delaware North Companies Sportservice is one of the nation’s leading food, beverage and retail management companies, providing concessions, gourmet catering and fine dining operations at more than 50 professional sporting venues, entertainment complexes and convention centers across the United States and Canada. Sportservice has served an impressive collection of sporting events, including the World Series, the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball’s All-Star Games, Stanley Cup Championships and the Olympic Games.
Throughout its 90-year history, Sportservice has demonstrated that it knows what it takes to effectively develop, operate and manage multi-faceted kitchens, restaurants, suites, and fine dining and retail facilities in order to meet the changing demands of today’s fans. From introducing healthier food selections and creative cuisine to twists on traditional fare and new organic options, Sportservice continues to innovate and enhance the fan experience.
About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Banknorth Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 50,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.
Kristin Gumper, Standing Partnership