Redbirds to welcome St. Louis Cardinals for exhibition game
MEMPHIS, Tenn-The Memphis Redbirds will welcome the St. Louis Cardinals to AutoZone Park for a “Battle of the Birds” exhibition game on March 30, 2017, which celebrates the beginning of the 20th year of affiliation between the clubs.
“We are thrilled to have the St. Louis Cardinals conclude their spring training in downtown Memphis next year,” said Redbirds Principal Owner Peter Freund. “Having the Cardinals as our partners is at the core of everything we do, and we couldn’t be more excited to host them at AutoZone Park.”
“We are excited to announce that we will playing exhibition games with two of our high-level minor league affiliates in both Memphis and Springfield next spring,” stated Cardinals Senior Vice President/General Manager John Mozeliak. “It’s always a plus for the Cardinals organization when we have the opportunity to connect with our many fans outside of the St. Louis region who offer such enthusiastic support for both our Major and Minor League teams.”
“Hosting the Cardinals is the perfect way to kick off our year, and it’s a great reward for our fans,” said Redbirds President and General Manager Craig Unger. “The Cardinals roster is filled with so many players who have come through Memphis. It’s fitting to host this game as we begin and celebrate 20 years of affiliation with the Cardinals.”