.... while it still is Busch Stadium.
I grew up watching the Cardnials on TV and listening to them on the radio, but there is nothing like a game in Busch Stadium. People in St. Louis take their sports seriously - and have fun at the games. This is a stadium where people know their baseball and their beer. You will hear the crowd cheer for a single pitch.
The new Busch Stadium offers great views. This view is from seats above first base / left field.
You can bring your on drinks and snacks into the ballpark - just not alcohol.
The Cardinals is the best Sports watching ever. Okay so I may be a little biased, however every game is a good game at Busch stadium. The fans are awesome and very into the game. Of course it is always better when we win. There are several bars around the stadium to go to after the game.
Also sometimes they have concerts in the stadium and I am waiting for us to be able to host the NHL Winter Classic!!!
Equipment: Go to one of my friends T-shirt website to get funny Cardinals gear: www.rinawear.com
There are many people who tour America in search of its most famous sports venues. Some of these people would enjoy seeing some of the most traditional ballparks and historic ballparks in the nation. Busch Stadium will one day be replaced by a brand new sports arena. In the meantime, it is an excellent place to watch a Cardinals baseball game. I have fond memories of watching the team play here. You can see the arch towering just outside of the stadium. Going up the arch will also give you a great look at the stadium.
If you would like to watch a game, I recommend getting tickets as soon as you know the date since St. Louis supports their team very well and often the games sell out.
If you came to see Busch Stadium, then perhaps you are interested in the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. They have a nice museum directly across from the stadium that features all sorts of memorabilia associated with the team. All of the best Cardinal players are represented there such as Ozzie Smith, Mark Mcguire, and Lou Brock. Naturally, this museum is also a good place to purchase Cardinals memorabilia.
St. Louis has a great reputation as a sports town. Central to this is baseball and the St. Louis Cardinals. I was lucky enough to catch a game between the Cardinals and the Montreal Expos the year that Mark McGuire hit 70 home runs. Alas, he only got a double in that game. Tickets were $4 for an right field seat.
The place where the St. Louis Cardinals play is Busch Stadium. It's pretty bland from the outside, but inside it's a classic ballpark. This stadium will soon be closing as a new stadium is currently being built beside it and may be ready for 2006. However, this new stadium will also be named Busch Stadium so this one will be torn down.
As mentioned in my intro, I almost caught a homer by Mark McGwire, but did appear on ESPN since the homer was so close. The stadium is nothing special, but the fans are very knowledgeable and loyal. Red everywhere.
We took in an afternoon game to see the Cardinals play the Pirates. Unfortunately they lost but we had a good time any way. The new stadium is visible from the old one. It's hard to believe that was going to be the last time that I'll see a game there.
In 2005 many high school friends from Vermont met me in St. Louis for a weekend we will never forget. It was a weekend any sports fan would have appreciated. We hung out at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park on the Mississippi River under the Gateway Arch. It was absolutely amazing. We could not get tickets to the final game because Illinois was a final team but we landed ourselves at Show Me's a great bar/restaurant located in the heart of downtown (two thumbs up). GO HEELS!!!!!
St. Louis is mostly a baseball town but the football team has strong backing also. I had season tickets back in the "Cardiac Cardinal" football days and even though we knew we would probably end up .500 on the year almost every game was exciting.
While you can watch the blues being played by musicians in several bars in St. Louis, to see the Blues play hockey you have to go to Scottrade Center (which used to be called the Savvis center, and was called something else before that.). It's downtown, and has it's own Metrolink stop.
We really wanted to watch a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game , but they were away the day we were there, so all we did was look at the stadium.
( go Cardinals btw:-)
Parking at the Stadium - $15
Ticket for a bleacher seat - $27
Hot dog and beer - $14
Spending a beautiful Sunday at a professional baseball game - PRICELESS!
My Leadershp Jefferson City Class (Alumni) took a bus to St. Louis for a game. It was a fun time, out seats were in the Batters Eye Box which was really nice.