The St. Louis Cardinals
Ballpark Village is the world-class result of an unprecedented partnership between two family-owned companies. The St. Louis Cardinals franchise has been a member of the National League since 1892. Over the years the Cardinals have earned both a league-record 11 World Series championships and million upon millions of passionate fans. The Cardinals key owners – the DeWitt family – have a long history in St. Louis baseball as well. Family members have served in nearly every capacity from batboy to office boy to Cardinals part owners and CEO. They will continue to drive the Cardinal’s success into the 21st century.
The Cordish Companies
The Cordish Companies’ origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Real Estate Development, Gaming & Hospitality, Entertainment Management and International Urban Planning & Development. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. Prime examples are The Cordish Companies’ prominent role in the redevelopment of Baltimore’s world famous Inner Harbor; Philadelphia, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Charleston, SC; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; Kansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO. In addition, The Cordish Companies has developed and operates multiple highly acclaimed entertainment destinations throughout the United States which welcome over 50 million visitors per year and are the most visited destinations in their respective regions. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family’s core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created.