November 10, 2004
Springfield Cardinals Season Tickets
by John Brayfield
Okay, the World Series is over, there is no Santa Claus and the first
snow fall is just around the corner--but rejoice, there is a ray of
light and hope at the end of the Cardinal tunnel, at least in Springfield,
Missouri there is.
The newly formed minor league Springfield Cardinals, who begin play
at Hammons Field in Springfield in 2005, have announced that they will
begin assigning season ticket seats on November 15.
According to Matt Gifford, vice president and General Manager of the
Springfield Cardinals, the ticket assignments will be based on
commitment levels and seating preferences. Gifford says that the selection will
be done on a random basis once all the forms are received to insure
everyone an equal chance to have their request filled.
Request forms for season tickets were mailed to more than 3500 fans
last week. Those fans who received a letter will be asked to choose
between a 70, 35 or a 17 game package.
Gifford says that 25 percent of each section will be reserved for
full season ticket holders ( 70 games). Twenty-five percent of each
section will be reserved for half season ticket holders (35 games) and the 50
percent remaining will be reserved for quarter season ticket holders
"This will insure that all of our season ticket holders will have the
chance to enjoy the game from anywhere in the ballpark, regardless of
how many games they plan to attend," stated Gifford. "Remember, the best
feature of Hammons Field, as most of you will discover, is that there
isn't a bad seat in the house."
Prices for the season tickets are: Diamond Boxes, rows 1--8. located
between the dugouts, $1260 per season seat ( with option to purchase
one reserved parking pass per account). Half season per seat will be $630
and quarter season seats will be $306. Single ticket price will be $18
Infield Boxes; Rows 9--24, located between the dugouts, are $700 per
season seat, $350 for half season and $170 for quarter season. Single
ticket price is $10.
Dugout Boxes: Estimated 250 seats in row 1--3, located outside the
dugouts on both sides of the field. Full season is $840 per seat, half
season $420 per seat and quarter season $204 per seat. Single ticket
price is $12.
Outfield Boxes: Estimated 1900 seats in rows 4--24, located outside
the dugouts on both sides of the field. Full season price is $490 per
seat, half season $245, and quarter season $119. Single ticket price is
Redbird Roost: Estimated 400 seats available for season tickets,
located on the Suite level overlooking the third base line. Includes
unlimited food (ballpark items) and soft drinks. Season tickets are $1,575,
half season $787.50, and quarter season 382.50 per seat. Single ticket
price is $22.50 per game.
General Admission: Estimated 2,000 tickets will be sold per game.
Grass berms located in the outfield will be available to General Admission
ticket holders. Seating will not be reserved. Full season is $350 per
seat, half season $175 and quarter season $85. Single ticket price is $5
A seat deposit of $100 is required with all season ticket request
forms. A seat deposit of only $50 is required for quarter season general
admission season tickets.
To obtain a season ticket request form, call the Springfield Cardinal
office at (417) 863-2143.
The Springfield Cardinals ( the newest Double-A minor league team to
join the Texas League) will begin play April 7, on the road, against
the Arkansas Travelers in Little Rock. They play their first home game
April 12 against the Tulsa Drillers. Other teams in the Texas League
include the Frisco (Texas) Rough Riders, the San Antonio Missions, Wichita
Wranglers, Corpus Christi Hooks and the Midland RockHounds