Frequently Asked Questions

Can I walk up and buy tickets to the game?

What types of seating are available?
Seating at Cardinal Stadium in 2020 will be individually assigned seats. This year, the stands will be marked and the seats numbered, and you will have the ability to select your specific seats on a seat map when purchasing your tickets. Seating for our two pre-season games at the St. James will be unassigned general seating.

Is tailgating allowed?
Tailgating spots are priced at $75 per game or $600 for a 2020 full season pass. Please keep in mind that, in addition to having a tailgate pass, each person entering the facility in a tailgating vehicle must have a game ticket to enter. No tailgating is available for pre-season games at the St. James. Please read the general tailgating policies established by Cardinal Stadium

What is the alcohol policy at the stadium?
We serve beer and wine until 30 minutes before the close of the event. All fans purchasing alcohol must present a valid ID, regardless of what age they appear. No alcohol will be sold to anyone who appears intoxicated. Management reserves the right to cut off alcohol sales at its discretion. Adults passing alcohol to minors will be ejected and subject to arrest. Guests possessing alcohol, who do not have proof of being at least 21 years of age, may be ejected. We reserve the right to refuse the sale of alcohol to any person. All alcohol must be consumed inside the stadium and can’t be consumed on any other parts of the complex, other than the designated tailgating area.

Can I bring in my own alcohol?
Alcoholic beverages may be consumed in the designated tailgating parking lot, but may not be brought into the stadium, itself. Any attempt to bring alcohol into the stadium will be considered a violation and may result in the guest being ejected, arrested, or tickets being revoked.

Is there a designated alcohol-free family section?
YES, the “O” Zone (Family Zone) is an area where we encourage families with young children to purchase. This area is located closer to the nearby Kids’ Zone play area, it will be served by event staff trained to discourage use of foul language and overly raucous behavior, and it will receive more focus from family-oriented programming such as half-time entertainment. The Family Zone designation applies to our regular season games held at Catholic University’s Cardinal Stadium and there will not be a Family Zone area at our pre-season games at the St. James.

What can and cannot be brought into the stadium?
No food or beverages can be brought into the stadium. The exception will be made for one bottle of water per person. Other items not allowed in the ballpark are: animals (service animals are okay), beach balls, coolers and ice chests, frisbees, glass bottles, lawn chairs, large radios, bikes, roller skates, rollerblades, skateboards, bats and balls (including soccer balls, footballs, basketballs etc…). Guns/weapons of any kind are not allowed. Fans that have a Conceal and Carry Permit may not bring weapons into the stadium for games, as games are classified as special events. Fans can bring blankets, umbrellas and seat cushions. While horns and drums are not prohibited, we ask that guests be courteous to nearby guests. Inappropriate or disrespectful use of these noisemakers will result in forfeiture of the item.

What time can I get into the stadium?
The gates open up 60 minutes prior to the scheduled game time.

What time can I get into the designated tailgating parking lot?
The lot opens up two hours prior to the scheduled game time.

When do kids need a ticket?
Children 2 and younger will gain admission to the stadium for free.

What happens in the event of inclement weather?
In the event of inclement weather, the best place to find out if the match has been cancelled or postponed is on our website. If we need to cancel a match, we’ll immediately put a story on the website describing any details of when the match will be rescheduled and how to redeem your tickets. We will also update social media accounts to explain the weather and its effects on the game.