Clean Sweep - All 162 Cards Games to be on TV

Every 2006 Cardinals regular season game will be televised plus six spring training games, too!

On Thursday, the St. Louis Cardinals released their television schedule for the 2006 season, with all 162 games slated to be broadcast by the Cardinals television partners or on national TV. In addition, approximately 30 games will be broadcast in high definition on Fox Sports Net (FSN) Midwest and KPLR WB 11.

FSN Midwest will televise 110 regular season games on the regional sports network and two spring training games: Sunday, March 19, vs. Atlanta (12:05 CST) and Sunday, March 26, at Florida (12:05 CST).

Update: FSN by-game schedule here.

"We are thrilled to televise 110 Cardinals games on FSN Midwest for the third-straight season, including the home opener from new Busch Stadium." stated Jack Donovan, General Manager and Vice President, FSN Midwest. "We look forward to bringing the excitement of the new ballpark into fans' homes and we're pleased to offer a portion of our television schedule in high-definition. As always, we'll supplement our game coverage with extensive pre-game, post-game and Cardinals news coverage every night."

KPLR/WB11 and the Cardinals network will carry an additional 41 games this year, including the season opener Monday, April 3rd. The station will also broadcast one spring game on Saturday, March 25, vs. Los Angeles (12:05 CST). KPLR is the flagship television station of the Cardinals Television Network, which consists of 30 over-the-air stations reaching across nine states (Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Tennessee, Indiana, Arkansas, Kentucky, Arizona, and Oklahoma).

"We are honored to once again air upwards of 40 games on WB11, including at least 10 in HD," said Bill Lanesey, vice president and general manager of WB 11. "The Cardinals have been an outstanding partner for decades and we anxiously anticipate the move into the new Busch Stadium." In addition, WB 11 will bring back the popular "Mid-America Chevy Dealers Post Game Show," hosted by WB 11's Rich Gould and Telly Hughes, along with former Cardinals pitcher Scott Terry.

The Cardinals have been selected for eight national Saturday FOX telecasts, with the first FOX Cardinals game scheduled for Saturday, May 27, at SD. The team will also air on FOX in June (6/3 vs. CHI) and September (9/16 vs. SF), three times in July (7/8 at HOU, 7/15 vs. LA, 7/29 at CHI) and twice in August (8/19 at CHI, 8/26 vs. CHI). ESPN will broadcast the Sunday, April 9, at CHI as well as the Sunday, July 9, night game at HOU. The club will also be on national ESPN on Monday, July 3, at ATL; Monday, July 17, vs. Atlanta; and Friday, Sept. 22, at HOU. Three spring training games have also been selected by ESPN: Tuesday, March 14, at NYY; Monday, March 20, vs. ATL; and Friday, March 31, at NYM.

Start times for nationally televised games are subject to change and fans are urged to check the Cardinals website for any time changes. The high-definition telecast schedule on FSN Midwest and WB 11 will be announced soon.

The Cardinals' new flagship radio station, 550 KTRS, and the Cardinals Radio Network will complement the comprehensive television schedule with the most powerful lineup of radio affiliates in team history. Details of the new Cardinals Radio Network will be announced next week.


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