Busch Stadium, Home of the St. Louis Cardinals

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When did Busch Stadium open?

Busch Stadium, the third of its name, opened to the public after its predecessor Busch Stadium II was demolished. Its first game was held between the St.Louis Cardinals minor league affiliates, the Memphis Redbirds and the Springfield Cardinals on April 4, 2006.

Who plays at Busch Stadium

The St.Louis Cardinals of the MLB are the main tenant of Busch Stadium. But it has also played host numerous hockey and soccer exhibition games. Along with sporting events, it has also hosted many musical acts.

Who owns Busch Stadium?

The St.Louis Cardinals both own and operate Busch Stadium. The stadium was designed by HOK Sport Kennedy Associates in 2005.

What are the dimensions of Busch Stadium?

Busch Stadium is known as a pitcher-friendly ballpark and its dimensions are as follows:

  • Left field​ — 336 feet (102 m)
  • Left center field​ — 375 feet (114 m)
  • Center field​ — 400 feet (122 m)
  • Right center field​ — 375 feet (114 m)
  • Right field​ — 335 feet (102 m)

The surface is mainly composed of Kentucky Bluegrass

What is the capacity of Busch Stadium?

The maximum seated capacity of Busch Stadium is 45,494. But that number increases when it is standing room only to a total of 47,514.

What is the attendance of Busch Stadium?

In 2019, the last non-covid year, Busch Stadium drew 3,480,393 people over the course of the season. The average attendance of 42,967 was the 2nd most in all of baseball, behind the LA Dodgers. This was good for a 95% attendance on average.

How much do suites cost at Busch Stadium?

Suites at Busch Stadium usually cost between $3,000-$5,000 per game. The price can vary widely on a suite depending on it's location, the opponent and box size.

What are the Busch Stadium amenities?

Busch stadium has various interesting amenities and things to check out around the Stadium. Busch Stadium is surrounded by various statues of Hall of Famers and notable Cardinals players as an acknowledgement to its storied history.

To its northwest lays Ballpark Village, where Busch Stadium II used to reside. You can enjoy various restaurants, a large team store, and the Cardinals Hall of Fame when there.

Inside the park sits the crown jewel, the UMB Champions Club, which is an exclusive climate-controlled club which offers access to an upscale buffet, full-service bars and 30+ TV's. It also has outdoor seats on the stadium's 2nd level.

What is the bag policy at Busch Stadium?

Bags, purses, and soft sided coolers are allowed in Busch Stadium as long as they do not exceed a 10" by 10" by 8" size. Exceptions to the rule are medically necessary bags and bags for diapers. All bags will be inspected for prohibited items.

Are strollers allowed at Busch Stadium?

Strollers are allowed as long as they don't interfere with other guests and can be stored under a seat. Strollers can also be stored at Guest Relations.

Can you bring food into Busch Stadium?

Food and drink of all kinds can be brought into Busch Stadium. The only exceptions are alcoholic beverages, glass bottles, aluminum cans, and non-factory sealed plastic bottles over 2 liters. Anything else is fair game.

Where is Busch Stadium?

Busch Stadium is located in the middle of Downtown St.Louis. It's exact address is:

  • Busch Stadium
  • 700 Clark Ave
  • St.Louis, Missouri 63102
  • 314-345-9600

What time do gates open at Busch Stadium?

Gates open 90 minutes before game time Monday through Thursday. This time expands to two hours on weekend games.

Can you tailgate at Busch Stadium?

Tailgating is not allowed at Busch Stadium but fans are encouraged to check out the numerous local bars.

How much is parking at Busch Stadium?

There is one parking structure used specifically for Busch Stadium parking called the Starr Lot. It is located across the street from the Southwest entrance. It is $20 to park at the Starr Lot.

Is vaccination required at Busch Stadium?

It is recommended that all guests are vaccinated when attending Busch Stadium but it is not required.

Can you pay with cash at Busch Stadium?

Yes, Cash is still an acceptable form of tender at Busch Stadium.

What is the best food at Busch Stadium?

There are numerous good food options at Busch Stadium ranging from local favorites to good old fashioned ballpark classics. Here are some of the best:

  • Broadway BBQ - Section 509 or 109: Broadway features the best BBQ at Busch Stadium and has a wide variety of cooked meats. The highlights are its pulled pork and turkey legs
  • El Birdos Nachos - Section 152 or 131: These are Busch Stadium's signature Nacho. Topped with diced onions, black olives, sour cream, salsa, pepperoncini, and jalapeno pepper, they cannot be beat.

  • Kohn's Knockwurst - Section 147: A German classic topped with sauerkraut and Dijon Mustard is sure to be a hit with the family.

What are hotels near Busch Stadium?

These are the three closest hotels to Busch Stadium in Downtown St.Louis:

  1. Westin St.Louis: 0.0 Miles from Busch Stadium
  2. Hilton St.Louis at the Ballpark: 0.2 Miles from Busch Stadium
  3. Drury Plaza Hotel at the Arch: 0.3 Miles from Busch Stadium

What are restaurants near Busch Stadium?

There are a lot of restaurants near Busch Stadium as it is in Downtown St.Louis. Here are the highlights:

  • Cardinals Nation
  • Budweiser Brew House
  • Salt + Smoke
  • Clark & Bourbon
  • Paddy O's