Busch Stadium http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Watch: Busch Stadium Shifts From Football Back To Baseball http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/watch-busch-stadium-shifts-football-back-baseball <p>Busch Stadium has <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/converting-st-louis-baseball-heaven-almost-proper-soccer-pitch">hosted "football" before</a> - but not of the American variety. That <a href="http://www.bnd.com/2013/09/21/2808441/first-college-football-game-at.html">changed on Saturday</a>, when Southern Illinois University - Carbondale faced Southeast Missouri State on an improvised gridiron in "baseball heaven."</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:14:40 +0000 Kelsey Proud 30116 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Watch: Busch Stadium Shifts From Football Back To Baseball Converting St. Louis' 'Baseball Heaven' Into An (Almost) Proper Soccer Pitch http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/converting-st-louis-baseball-heaven-almost-proper-soccer-pitch <p></p><p>A major sports rivalry comes to Busch Stadium on Thursday - but it doesn't involve the Cubs, or the Brewers, or baseball at all.</p><p>The <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/storied-soccer-rivalry-coming-busch-stadium">exhibition game</a> between Manchester City and Chelsea of the English Premier League will be the first time that the stadium locals sometimes call "Baseball Heaven" hosts a sporting event other than baseball since it opened in 2006.</p><p>Here's how you convert a baseball diamond to a soccer pitch.</p><p></p><p><strong>"Oh boy."</strong></p> Tue, 21 May 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 26561 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Converting St. Louis' 'Baseball Heaven' Into An (Almost) Proper Soccer Pitch Busch Stadium Left Off 'Top 10 Stadiums For Craft Beer' List http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/busch-stadium-left-top-10-stadiums-craft-beer-list <p>Let's get the obvious out of the way. Baseball and craft beer are big in St. Louis.</p><p>But what about when they're combined at Busch Stadium? A place named after the founding family behind one of the world's biggest mass-produced beer brands?&nbsp;</p><p>A <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/moreslideshows/638859">list from The Daily Meal</a> says, "not so much St. Louis."</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 18:40:50 +0000 Kelsey Proud 25984 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Busch Stadium Left Off 'Top 10 Stadiums For Craft Beer' List Storied Soccer Rivalry Coming To Busch Stadium http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/storied-soccer-rivalry-coming-busch-stadium <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">St. Louis soccer fans rejoice - you'll get a chance to see a storied rivalry right here in the city.</span></p><p>The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that Manchester City and Chelsea of the English Premier League will play an exhibition match at Busch Stadium on May 23, with kick-off at 7:30 p.m. There will be a practice the day before open to those holding all-inclusive tickets.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 20:16:15 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 24964 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Storied Soccer Rivalry Coming To Busch Stadium Busch Stadium Ranked 5th Best Ballpark In America http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/busch-stadium-ranked-5th-best-ballpark-america <p>We know the question, unquestionably, in many Cardinals fans' heads right now is something like this:</p><p>"What? Number FIVE? We're number one!"</p><p>Well, Cardinals pride aside, the Redbirds' home turf has been rated as the number 5 best ballpark in America by <a href="http://www.tripadvisor.com/PressCenter-i5823-c1-Press_Releases.html">TripAdvisor</a>.</p><p>The site lists Busch between Fenway Park in Boston and Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The number one spot for major league baseball in the country? PNC Park in Pittsburgh.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:17:03 +0000 Kelsey Proud 12637 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Busch Stadium Ranked 5th Best Ballpark In America St. Louis officials seeking $17M from state to get Ballpark Village back on track http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-officials-seeking-17m-state-get-ballpark-village-back-track <P>Supporters of the long-delayed <A href="http://www.stlballparkvillage.com/">Ballpark Village</A> project in downtown St. Louis made a renewed pitch today for state backing to the <A href="http://www.mdfb.org/">Missouri Development Finance Board</A>.</P> <P>The $100 million project would be built&nbsp;on the north side&nbsp;of <A href="http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/stl/ballpark/index.jsp">Busch Stadium </A>and would contain space for retail stores, restaurants, an open-air event space with a retractable roof, and a <A href="http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=stl">St. Louis Cardinals</A> Hall of Fame and Museum.&nbsp; Team President Bill DeWitt&nbsp;III says the project got sidetracked by the economic crisis that hit the country four years ago. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 22:36:17 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4374 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis officials seeking $17M from state to get Ballpark Village back on track Morning Headlines - Wednesday, June 20, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-june-20-2012 <p><strong>Quinn will close two prisons, including Tamms</strong></p><p><em>Rachel Otwell contributed reporting from Springfield, Ill.</em></p><p>Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn made it official on Tuesday - he will close two state prisons, including the state&#39;s supermax facility in Tamms.</p><p>Rep. Brandon Phelps, of Harrisburg, says he received a brief memo from Quinn, saying that Tamms and a prison in Dwight will close, as well as juvenile detention centers in Joliet and Murphysboro. That&#39;s despite legislators including money in the 2013 budget for the facilities.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:53:23 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, Illinois Public Radio & Tim Lloyd 3949 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning Headlines - Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Duncan to take leave of absence from Cardinals http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/duncan-take-leave-absence-cardinals <p>The man who&#39;s been at the right hand of Tony LaRussa for most of LaRussa&#39;s managing career is taking an extended leave of absence from the St. Louis Cardinals.</p><p>The team announced today that pitching coach Dave Duncan&#39;s wife underwent major surgery on August 21 and will require additional tests and rehabilitation. Duncan asked to stay with his wife during that period. No date&#39;s been set for his return.</p><p>Here&#39;s the rest of the statement from the St. Louis Cardinals:</p> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 20:05:50 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1918 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Duncan to take leave of absence from Cardinals Metal trim falls from Busch Stadium; no one hurt http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/metal-trim-falls-busch-stadium-no-one-hurt <p>The St. Louis Cardinals are working with their engineer and contractor to remove ornamental metal plates from the facade of Busch Stadium.</p><p>One of the 100-pound metal plates fell 80 feet to the ground on Monday afternoon.</p><p>No one was hurt in the incident but Cardinals Spokesman Ron Watermon says the team isn&rsquo;t taking any chances.</p> Tue, 02 Aug 2011 16:28:12 +0000 Adam Allington & The Associated Press 1783 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Metal trim falls from Busch Stadium; no one hurt Morning headlines: Friday, July 15, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-july-15-2011 <p><strong>Record setting weekend expected at Busch Stadium Sunday</strong></p><p><a href="http://mlb.mlb.com/stl/ballpark/index.jsp">Busch Stadium </a>could set an attendance record this weekend, but the crowd won&#39;t be there for a St. Louis Cardinals game.&nbsp;A stadium-record 52,000 people are expected for the <a href="http://www.u2.com/">U2</a> concert scheduled for Sunday night. That will include fans with seats on the field. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 14:29:10 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1654 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, July 15, 2011