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ST. LOUIS CARDINALS: Busch Stadium
The St. Louis Cardinals moved to a new location for the ‘06 season, but they still play at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals have played in the old Busch Stadium since it opened in 1966, and they signed an agreement with Anheuser-Busch to carry the name to the new building in the shadow of the Gateway Arch when it opened in time for Opening Day ‘06.
Cardinals tickets will continue to be some of the hottest items in baseball no matter what ballpark they call home. Busch Stadium is regularly rated as one of the best places to play by major league players, who appreciate the die-hard and knowledgeable nature of Cardinals fans.
Fans already have a fully transformed park to call home. The “old” Busch Stadium, one of the concrete-and-turf cookie-cutter stadiums of the 60s and 70s, was renovated after the football Cardinals left for Arizona. Busch Stadium seating improved dramatically for baseball games, as the multipurpose stadium was transformed into a baseball-only facility. The team returned to natural grass in 1996 and added a hand-operated scoreboard in 1997.
Busch Stadium was one of the first ballparks to serve as part of a downtown revitalization project. Today, numerous restaurants ring the area around the park, making every gameday an event.
Not content with merely having a quality ballpark, St. Louis Cardinals owners have filled the park with a quality team. Fans have responded, and over 3,000,000 Cardinals tickets have been sold in six of the past seven years.
Cardinals ticket numbers jumped in ‘06 when the new Busch Stadium opened. St. Louis Cardinals owners hope the new version of the stadium will do for stadiums in the 2000s what Camden Yards did in the 1990s-provide a blueprint for how successful ballparks are built. The new Busch Stadium will have a decidedly retro feel and also feature soaring views of downtown St. Louis, including the famed Gateway Arch. The most unique aspect of the new park is a $300 million “Ballpark Village” behind the left field fence which will feature a mixed-use development including residential units, offices, and restaurants.
Hotels Nearby: Westin St. Louis, Marriott St. Louis Pavilion, Millennium St. Louis, Drury Plaza St. Louis Arch, Omni Majestic Hotel
Thrill of victory: October 8, 1967: World Series ticket holders got an eyeful of Bob Gibson in this series against the Boston Red Sox. The intimidating hurler won Games 1, 4, and 7, including a five-hit shutout on this date in Game 4. The St. Louis Cardinals would go on to win the Series with a 7-2 victory in Game 7 in front of heartbroken Fenway Park fans.
Agony of defeat: October 24, 1985: The St. Louis Cardinals held a 3-1 lead over the Kansas City Royals and with one game left at friendly Busch Stadium, World Series tickets were hot-the red-clad fans expected to see their team claim their first world championship since 1982. But Danny Jackson outpitched Bob Forsch and the Royals captured a 6-1 victory, sending the series back to Kansas City”¦where umpire Don Denkinger would play a pivotal role in Game 6 and the Royals would ultimately win in seven games.
Cardinals Ticket Tips:If you’re after one of baseball’s best rivalries, find tickets (it’ll be tough) for a series against the Cardinals’ hated rivals, the Chicago Cubs. Some people claim the New York Yankee-Boston Red Sox rivalry is hotter, but National League lovers will tell you Cardinals-Cubs beats everything. Any seat behind home plate is a good one, as there is minimal foul territory behind home plate.