Capacity: 43,975 Opened: 2006
Don’t expect any appearances by the rally squirrel this season at Busch Stadium, unless the Cardinals get desperate to repeat!
What makes this stadium unique?
Busch Stadium is the third stadium to hold that name in St. Louis and doesn’t disappoint. The outfield nicely frames the downtown skyline and the Gateway Arch. Arches are a present theme and the outside façade is full of them, blending in with the local architecture. The main entrance, Gate 3, has a large bridge wrapped around it that resembles the Eads Bridge. Outside this entrance, fans are welcomed into the stadium by a bronze statue of Card’s legend Stan “The Man” Musial. Construction for phase one of Ballpark Village is underway and slated to open a restaurant and Hall of Fame in 2013.
Dining and Nightlife
Sundeckers Bar and Grill
J. Buck’s Restaurant
Morgan Street Brewery
Parking in the main two lots next to the stadium can be purchased with tickets depending on the game. There are other lots in the area, so parking isn’t a problem. Metrolink has a stadium stop two blocks over and is the best option for public transportation. Other options include the many bus routes that have stops within walking distance to the stadium. For more information, visit Metrolink’s website.
|Weekend for Two|
|Days Inn Downtown St. Louis (2 Nights)||$200|
|Tickets (2 First Base Terrace Tickets)||$8|
|Breakfast Complimentary at hotel
Friday Dinner (Trattoria Marcella: Chicken Risotto, Lasagna, 2 Glasses of Wine)
Saturday Lunch (Pappy’s Smokehouse: Beef Brisket Sandwich, Pulled Pork Sandwich, 2 Sides, 2 Sodas)
Saturday Dinner (Sundecker’s: Toasted Ravioli, Chicken Wings, Steak Fries, 2 Beers)
Pre-game at J. Bucks (4 Beers)
$30Metro One-Day Passes (2)$15Total$361
*Prices may differ depending on time of travel. All restaurant and bar prices include tax and a 20% tip.