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BUSCH STADIUM

The new home of the St. Louis Cardinals

The new Home of the St. Louis Cardinals

TEAM ::: St. LOUIS CARDINALS
LOCATION ::: SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI
MY FIRST VISIT ::: AUGUST 22, 2008
OPPONENT ::: ATLANTA BRAVES
MLB STADIUM RANK ::: 5 out of 40

Fredbird - The Cardinals mascot - St. Louis

RATINGS
 
BALLFIELD ::: A+
SCOREBOARD ::: A+
FOOD ::: A-
FACILITIES ::: A
MASCOT ::: B

The New Busch Stadium - St. Louis Cardinals

MY TAKE ON THE PARK

Dusk in St. Louis - Busch Stadium new

St. Louis for approximately 40 years played in a cookie cutter park that they made unique. I am thinking the Metrodome would work in St. Louis. That being said, unless you are a Cubs fan, I really believe you will have a hard time finding something not to like about the new Busch Stadium. One question, why only 44,000 seats?

Looking in from left field - Busch Stadium

Some things have not changed with the new park, attending a Cardinal game is an event shared with all fans wearing red. Red seats replaced by fans wearing red and all rooting for the Cardinals. For a weekend game it is possible to have fans sitting around you from Indiana, Kentucky, and Kansas. The Cardinals draw from a very wide area, keep this in mind if you think you will be heading to the ticket window on game night, chances are they will be sold out.

Looking towards LF - Busch Stadium

Looking towards RF - Busch Stadium

The great thing about the Stadium is you can walk around the whole lower deck, and in the upper deck you can walk out to find a place alone to enjoy the sunset over Missouri or enjoy a view of the Interstate. The positive about the location is there is a lot of parking surrounding the park and the Interstates right there after the game. There is also a metro stop right outside the park, I am unfamiliar with the metro map but I've linked it below.

Looking out onto the field - pregame

I have to say great things about the scoreboard here. The Cards play in the NL Central and the out of town board gives the Central division some in depth coverage. Not only are the scores present but the runners position on the diamond are as well.
Not only is the board very informative, it is also very fast. Something I noticed as soon as I walked into the park after my first view of the board, the whole game is closed captioned. Every word mentioned in the park goes up on the board. Talk about thinking of everything.
 

Where the old Busch Stadium stood

The new Busch Stadium can only get better, the atmosphere around the park will surely improve now that the old Busch Stadium has been cleared out. There will most likely be restaurants and hotels for the Midwest's Cardinal fans to enjoy 81+ times a year.

Busch Stadium view - St. Louis Missouri

I highly recommend a trip to see the Cardinals. Get out your red shirt, pack a few pencils, of course if like so many St. Louis fans, you will also pack your own scorecard, (So great to not be the only one in the park with a book.) and head out to Busch. If traveling from the hotel, the van driver will want to talk baseball. If taking the train, the fans will want to talk baseball. If driving to the game, the local radio station will be talking baseball. Busch Stadium is all about going to see baseball, it is really a great place to be.

Exchanging the Line ups - Busch Stadium

THE LINE UPS
 
Atlanta Braves Manager :::
6 Bobby Cox
 
St. Louis Cardinals Manager :::
10 Tony LaRussa

ATLANTA BRAVES
 
18 Gregor Blanco  rf
19 Yunel Escobar ss
10 Chipper Jones 3b
16 Brian McCann c
4 Omar Infante lf
11 Mark Kotsay cf
14 Martin Prado 1b
2 Kelly Johnson 2b
50 Charlie Morton p / LP

Busch Stadium from Center Field - St. Louis

St. LOUIS CARDINALS
 
55 Skip Schumaker cf
47 Ryan Ludwick rf
5 Albert Pujols 1b
24 Rick Ankiel lf
8 Troy Glaus 3b
22 Felipe Lopez 2b
4 Yadier Molina c
50 Adam Weinwright p
3 Cesar Izturis ss
50 Adam Weinwright WP
35 Joel Pineiro S

An Excellent Scoreboard in St. Louis

  BRAVES         000   010   002    3   10   0
CARDINALS   040   263   03x   18  26   0
 
TIME ::: 3:08
ATTENDANCE ::: 43,926
WEATHER ::: 88 BREEZY, P CLOUDY

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The old and the new from atop the Gateway Arch

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Budweiser Brewery Tour

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Mike Shannon's Steak and Seafood Restaurant

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