English Premier League http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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 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