St. Louis Cardinals 2013 News and Updates
10/21/13 - The Los Angeles Dodgers were eliminated Friday night as the Cardinals advanced to the World Series with a 9-0 win in front of a home crowd. The last time the Cardinals went to the World Series in 2011, tickets averaged $900 for games played in St. Louis. 2013 World Series tickets
are averaging 4% more at Busch Stadium than they were two years ago. While St. Louis Cardinals World Series tickets are much cheaper than Boston Red Sox World Series tickets, prices on the secondary market are climbing, up 11% since last Tuesday and 3% since the beginning of the postseason.
10/11/13 - St. Louis is back in the NLCS for the third straight year, a series they'll have home-field advantage in over the Dodgers. Adam Wainwright threw a complete game in Game 5 of the NLDS to help the Cards defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates. NLCS tickets
average $315 over four games, 71% more than last year's NLCS prices
… more in St. Louis.
10/2/13 - The NLDS between the Cardinals and Pirates is set. Of the Division Series playoff teams, St. Louis Cardinals tickets are the cheapest, averaging $85 at Busch Stadium. The Cards will have home-field advantage, which means that the average is calculated for games 1, 2, and 5 (if nec.). The Cards also have the cheapest World Series ticket prices, currently averaging $904; Cardinals World Series tickets range from $425 – $3,486.
9/24/13 - In a tight race for the NL Central title, the St. Louis Cardinals will battle it out until the end of the 2013 regular season with the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates (all of which have clinched a postseason berth). The Cardinals currently hold a two game lead over their divisional opponents and are looking to escape the Wild Card game, one they have made appearances in the last two years. St. Louis will finish the regular season at Busch Stadium against the Washington Nationals who were eliminated from the Playoffs yesterday and against the Chicago Cubs. The first NLDS game in St. Louis is currently less expensive (avg. $94) than a possible Wild Card game at home (avg. $100).
7/26/13 - The Cardinals have been a model of consistency over the last several seasons, always contending for a postseason berth. 2013 has been more of the same for Redbird fans, with the team at the top of the NL Central Division and one of the best records in baseball. Despite losing Albert Pujols a couple years ago, the Cards have maintained offensive balance with key contributions from Yadier Molina, Carlos Beltran, and Matt Carpenter, while Adam Wainwright has proven himself to be the pitching staff’s latest ace. Redbird Nation will continue to expect great things this season, including a deep run in the postseason.
4/4/13 – The Cardinals begin the regular season with two road series. The first, St. Louis dropped 2 of 3 in Arizona and will look to improve as they travel to San Francisco to take on the World Series Champs. Although the St. Louis Cardinals can improve their pitching (among other things), their offense is hot. The team totaled 17 runs in their first three games; each game was determined by just one run. Following the two road series to start off the season, the Cardinals will go home to St. Louis and open against the Cincinnati Reds in the most expensive home game of the year. The average St. Louis Cardinals baseball tickets for the home opener are $146, down $60 in the last six weeks. Ironically, the cheapest Cardinals home game is two days later, also against the Reds and averaging just $29. Before the Cardinals meet up with the Reds again at the end of the month, they’ll play the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium.
The St. Louis Cardinals are no strangers to the postseason and in recent playoff runs, they've certainly put the wild in Wild Card. 2011's World Series Champs have won more World Series titles than any National League team; 2 in the last six years.
St. Louis Cardinals 2013 Season
With the Cardinals never-say-die attitude, you never want to count them out. However, their perseverance will be tested in 2013 — the St. Louis squad has lost some key players. 2005 National League Cy Young Award Winner, Chris Carpenter, will likely be out the entire season as he faces similar injury problems that he had last year. 6-time All Star and 2011 NL Comeback Player of the Year, Lance Berkman, will now play for the Texas Rangers. And, unless they bring back Kyle Lohse for a third season, the Cardinals will be without their best pitcher from 2012. Will the young talent in the deepest organization in baseball be able step up in 2013? Can Shelby Miller help
… morefill the void of Carpenter? Will injuries on the current roster be non-existent?
Some may find it surprising that despite recent World Series wins, Cardinals baseball tickets are the 10th cheapest in MLB, averaging $63. It is $18 cheaper to see St. Louis at Busch Stadium than it is to see them play on the road. In fact, the Cardinals are the 4th most expensive road team behind the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, and Los Angeles Dodgers.