iHotel and Conference Center
St. Louis Cardinals fans in Champaign-Urbana will once again have the chance to meet players, broadcasters, and legends when the boys of summer take the stage in Champaign on Friday, January 17.
That’s when the 2020 St. Louis Cardinals Caravan will stop at the I-Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. The event, which starts at noon, is FREE and open to the public.
If you bleed Cardinals red in the summertime, and Fredbird is your favorite mascot, you won’t want to miss this chance to talk hot stove baseball, meet other fans and talk to current players, Cardinals alumni and broadcasters. There will be autographs for kids, Cardinals prize drawings and more.
The Cardinals announced participants will include broadcaster Mike Claiborne; current players: Tommy Edman, Daniel Ponce De Leon, Rangel Ravelo, Nolan Gorman; and alumni Kyle McClellan and Bernard Gilkey.
The Caravan is also scheduled to make stops in Decatur, Bloomington, Peoria, Springfield and Mattoon. (See full Central Illinois schedule below).
The Cardinals have implemented the Autograph Ticket system at each stop. The first 400 children (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 children 15 and under.
|Date||City||Location (click for directions)||Time||Call for Info|
|Fri., January 17||Champaign, IL||iHotel and Conference Center||Noon||217-819-5000|
|Fri., January 17||Peoria, IL||Embassy Suites Hotel||6:00 PM||309-637-3700|
|Sat., January 18||Bloomington, IL||Parke Regency Hotel||4:30 PM||309-829-1221|
Different players will visit this circuit.
|Sun., January 19||Mattoon, IL||Lake Land College – Field House||Noon||217-234-5333|
|Sun., January 19||Springfield, IL||Bank of Springfield Center||6:00 PM||217-788-8800|
|Mon., January 20||Decatur, IL||Decatur Hotel & Conference Center||Noon||217-422-8800|
|Mon., January 20||Quincy, IL*||Pepsi Arena at Quincy University||5:30 PM||217-228-6600|
The Cardinals Caravan will stop in six different states before the end of the month, including Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas, Indiana, and Kentucky.