Busch Stadium

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

  1. Pappy’s Smokehouse

    Pappy’s Smokehouse

    3106 Olive Street
    St. Louis, MO
    63103

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    Pappy’s Smokehouse was featured on Man vs. Food.
  2. Sundeckers Bar and Grill

    Sundeckers Bar and Grill

    900 North 1st Street
    St. Louis, MO
    63102

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    Sundecker’s is relaxed sports bar will great burgers and drink specials. Enjoy the view of the Mississippi on the outdoor deck with Cards fans on game days!
  3. Trattoria Marcella

    Trattoria Marcella

    3600 Watson Road
    St. Louis, MO
    63109

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    St. Louis is known for Italian food, so head to the Hill and carbo load!
  4. J. Buck’s Restaurant

    J. Buck’s Restaurant

    1000 Clark Ave
    St. Louis, MO
    63102

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    J. buck’s is a quick walk to Busch Stadium, so always packed on game days with baseball fans. Food is average, but the drink specials and sports bar atmosphere make it worth visiting before a game.
  5. Morgan Street Brewery

    Morgan Street Brewery

    721 North 2nd Street
    St. Louis, MO
    63102

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    For fans looking for quality beer over quantity of beer, Moran Street Brewery is worth checking out.

 

Transportation/Parking

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)
$0
$56

$25

$27

$30

Metro One-Day Passes (2) $15
Total $361

*Prices may differ depending on time of travel. All restaurant and bar prices include tax and a 20% tip.

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