Initial Visit: July 9th, 2017
Price: Free entrance to the Gift Store. Tickets start at $15.
Description: How to start writing without making a joke about a Cubs fan reading this… so I won’t make one.
Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals. The surrounding area is called Ballpark Village. Also, there seems to be ample parking… yes. Ample parking next to a Stadium. Having been to Chicago many times, anytime there is a game… terrible traffic gets 10x worse. Not really the case in St. Louis. We parked in a parking deck across from the Stadium for $20 and it was only slightly congested when we left.
As for the stadium itself, it was really nice. Super clean. The staff was super friendly as we needed a little bit of help along the way since my family and I were pretty new to this. We grabbed some $25 tickets, proceeded inside and hopped in our seats.
With Busch Stadium being an open stadium and it being July… it was super hot and super sunny. Luckily, we picked out spots that ended up being in the shade by the 3rd inning. Didn’t help much, save for skipping a sun burn. Luckily it was ‘Free Hat’ day, so we had some extra shade the hats provided.
As for the game itself, the teams played great. The Cardinals won 6-0 against the New York Mets. It was super awesome seeing a team that I’ve loved since a kid in person for the first time.
The antics between the innings were your usual fair with Kiss Cams and T-shirt launches into the crowd, and they had some other cool stuff that I’ve never seen before. One was to match the dance of the mascot, text a number to have your name/city on a board and a 50/50 raffle.
We actually tried to come here back in May, but it was cold and rainy, so we just visited the Gift Store. We swung by there again after this game and the staff there was super friendly, despite the crowd and the heat.
Overall, I don’t have much to say for the stadium itself. The couple employees we conversed with were super nice. The place was super clean and parking was cheap and ample. Busch Stadium is a great place to see a baseball game, even if you are a Cubs fan. Who knows, maybe I will visit Wrigley Field some day and write a blog about it!
700 Clark Ave
St. Louis, MO 63102