Every January, the St. Louis Cardinal Caravan returns to the Lake Land College Field House. A combination of current players, future stars and former Redbirds make up the caravan, which is emceed by a current team broadcaster. The Cardinals implement an autograph ticket system during the caravan. The first 400 kids, ages 15 and under, through the door on the day of the event will receive a free autograph ticket which guarantees one autograph from each current and former player. Due to high demand, autographs will only be available for fans 15 and under. All attendees have a chance to talk baseball with current players, alumni and broadcasters.
Cost to attend is $10.00 and includes lunch. Advanced tickets can be purchased at the College’s Athletics Office, 217-234-5333, or Washington Savings Bank, 217-235-5411. Tickets will also be available at the door. Doors open at 11:00 a.m., and the event starts at noon. Details regarding the 2020 Cardinal Caravan will be available at a later date.
The Cardinal Caravan is presented by Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance. This event is sponsored by Lake Land College Athletics and Mattoon High School Baseball.