The Springfield Cardinals are a Minor League Baseball team based in Springfield, Missouri. The team, which plays in the Texas League, is the Double-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals major-league club, and is owned by the Cardinals. The club plays at Hammons Field.
The Springfield Cardinals began play in the 2005 season. Prior to the 2005 season, the St. Louis Cardinals Class AA affiliate was the Tennessee Smokies located near Sevierville, Tennessee.
Attendance at Hammons Field for Springfield Cardinals games has been impressive, as the club welcomed its 5 millionth fan during the 2017 season. They ranked second in average attendance for all of Double-A baseball for each of the first three seasons, trailing only the Frisco RoughRiders, who are located in a much bigger market, just outside Dallas, Texas. The city of Springfield itself has also experienced a tourism bump because of the team, encouraging St. Louis-area fans to drive down Interstate 44 to Springfield and see local attractions or the Lake of the Ozarks as well as a "Baby Birds" game.
Through the 2017 season, a total of 92 former Springfield Cardinals have gone on to make their major league debuts with the St. Louis Cardinals.
955 E Trafficway St.
Springfield MO 65802
Phone : (417) 863-0395