ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Rams will host division rival the Arizona Cardinals in St. Louis’ first nationally-televised, primetime game in five years tomorrow night with kickoff set for 7:20 p.m. The game, which is presented by Pepsi, will air nationally on NFL Network and locally on KPLR 11. The game will also be broadcast on 101 ESPN. A limited number of tickets remain, and can be purchased at www.stlouisrams.com/tickets or at the Edward Jones Dome box office starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday.
Below are some of the highlights taking place at tomorrow night’s game as well as throughout the day leading up to kickoff:
Rams Recognize Breast Cancer Awareness
As part of the NFL’s Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, “A Crucial Catch,” tomorrow night’s game will serve as the Rams’ designated breast cancer awareness game. The Rams will partner with Zeta Tau Alpha to pass out pink ribbons to fans outside the Edward Jones Dome. Upon arrival, all fans will receive a breast cancer awareness rally towel presented by MasterCard and First National Bank. The team, in partnership with Siteman Cancer Center, has also identified 40 St. Louisans who have fought or are currently fighting breast cancer to form the tunnel that the players will run through during team introductions. Patty Schultz, a Rams staff member who is currently fighting breast cancer, will serve as the team’s honorary captain. At halftime, the Rams current cheerleaders will join with alumni cheerleaders and junior cheerleaders for a performance called, “Cheer for a Cure.” The money raised will benefit Siteman Cancer Center. Throughout the game, breast cancer-related messages from Rams players and cheerleaders will be shown on the video boards.
In addition to select players and coaches wearing pink game apparel, fans will notice on-field pink ribbon stencils, special game balls with pink ribbon decals and pink goal posts. Game-worn pink merchandise and footballs will be autographed post-game and auctioned at www.nfl.com/auction. All NFL Auction proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness items during the month of October will benefit the American Cancer Society.
Rams Welcome Alum Kurt Warner
During the first quarter, the Rams will welcome back Super Bowl Champion and two-time NFL MVP, Kurt Warner to the Edward Jones Dome.
Bagels and Banter at St. Louis Bread Company
Tomorrow morning, the Rams will partner with St. Louis Bread Company to host “Bagels and Banter” at the 6th and Pine downtown location from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. As both organizations look to support breast cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center, the St. Louis Bread Company at 6th and Pine will provide Rams fans, who come to that location and ask for the “Rams Bagel Offer,” with a complimentary pink ribbon bagel. Kevin Demoff, executive vice president of football operations/chief operating officer, will join Rampage to host Rams fans.
Rams Rally at Kiener Plaza from 11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m.
The Rams Rally will take place tomorrow from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Kiener Plaza and feature appearances by Rams general manager Les Snead, various Rams alumni including Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk, team mascot Rampage, a performance by the St. Louis Rams Cheerleaders, live music by Mr. Wizard, giveaways and several local food trucks. The Kiener Plaza fountains will also be turned blue in celebration of St. Louis’ return to the national football spotlight. The event will be emceed by Tim Ezell of Fox 2 “Home of the Rams” and April Simpson of Fox 2 “Home of the Rams” and KPLR 11.
Red Bull Tailgate Party and Bud Light Build-A-Bar
Following the Rams Rally, fans can head to the McGuire lot at the corner of Broadway and Cole beginning at 2:30 p.m. for the Red Bull Tailgate Party and Bud Light Build-A-Bar. Food will also be available from SubZero.
St. Louis Rams Official Bud Light Tailgate Party at Baer Park
At 4:30 p.m., the Bud Light Tailgate Party at Baer Park opens and features live music by SuperJam, Rams merchandise, beer specials and the Bud Light Fantasy Football Zone. Fans can also enjoy appearances from Rams Cheerleaders and Rams alumni, and reduced pricing on food and beverages, as well as an interactive kids’ corner.
The Fun Continues in the Bud Light Party Zone
Fans looking to enter the Edward Jones Dome early can enjoy the Bud Light Party Zone – the largest sports bar in St. Louis, which is available to all ticket holders. For early admittance to the Bud Light Party Zone, fans can enter gate C beginning at 5:15 p.m. All gates will open at 5:45 p.m.
Rams Players and Front Office Executives Purchase Tickets for Youth to Attend Game
The following players are participating in the “Rams’ All-Community Team” ticket donation program:
Head coach Jeff Fisher is also participating in the program. Each week, Fisher will donate 99 tickets to a group or organization. General manager Les Snead, executive vice president of football operations/chief operating officer Kevin Demoff and executive vice president of sales and marketing/chief revenue officer Bob Reif have also purchased tickets through the program.
Limited Tickets Remain
Tickets for the game can be purchased by calling 314-RAMS-TIX or by visiting www.stlouisrams.com/tickets. Fans can access a special ticket offer starting at $40 by entering promo code: primetime.