Ballpark Village http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Long Awaited Ballpark Village Opens On Thursday: Will It Be A Hit On Non-Game Days? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/long-awaited-ballpark-village-opens-thursday-will-it-be-hit-non-game-days <p>After more than a decade in development, Ballpark Village is opening to the public on Thursday. A partnership between the St. Louis Cardinals and Baltimore-based Cordish Companies, the development spans seven city blocks just north of Busch Stadium.</p><p>At the heart of Ballpark Village are three anchor tenants: Cardinals Nations, Budweiser Brew House and Fox Sports Midwest Live!, said Cardinals president Bill DeWitt III.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:43:22 +0000 Amanda Honigfort 34679 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Long Awaited Ballpark Village Opens On Thursday: Will It Be A Hit On Non-Game Days? Ground Broken On Long-Awaited Ballpark Village http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ground-broken-long-awaited-ballpark-village <p>After years of delays, work on Ballpark Village in St. Louis is finally under way.</p><p>The St. Louis Cardinals broke ground on Friday on the $100 million first phase of the project that will be developed on the site of the old Busch Stadium, next to the new stadium.</p><p>Ballpark Village was part of the development agreement between the city and the Cardinals when planning for the new stadium began back in 1999.&nbsp; As it stands the team says phase one will be accessible to fans as of Opening Day 2014.</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 22:27:53 +0000 Adam Allington 9123 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ground Broken On Long-Awaited Ballpark Village Ballpark Village gets final state approval http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ballpark-village-gets-final-state-approval <p>Seven years and two false starts later, the <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cardinals-will-again-seek-approval-build-ballpark-village">long-delayed</a> Ballpark Village has gotten approval from the state of Missouri.</p><p>Today's nod from the Missouri Development Finance Board allows the St. Louis Cardinals and the site's developer, the Cordish Companies, to sell $17 million worth of bonds, which will fund the infrastructure at the 10-acre site.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 21:44:55 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4646 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ballpark Village gets final state approval 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 Ballpark Village incentives a step closer to reality http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ballpark-village-incentives-step-closer-reality <p>Subsidies for a scaled-back Ballpark Village continued their march toward completion at the Board of Aldermen today - a day after <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cardinals-ballpark-village-could-break-ground-end-year">getting the nod</a> from a city development agency.</p><p>The $17 million in tax incentives got initial approval from the board today. It still needs one more vote from the Board, and then approval by the state. That meeting <a href="http://www.mdfb.org/pdfs/2012schedule.pdf">appears to be scheduled</a> for July 17.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 19:37:41 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4073 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ballpark Village incentives a step closer to reality Cardinals' Ballpark Village could break ground by end of year http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cardinals-ballpark-village-could-break-ground-end-year <p>Officials with the St. Louis Cardinals say construction should begin on the much-delayed Ballpark Village by this coming fall.</p><p>The $100 million project received support Thursday from the Missouri Downtown Economic Stimulus Authority&mdash;known as MODESA.</p><p>MODESA&rsquo;s support frees up $17 million in bonds set to expire by the end of the year&mdash;a fact which has the Cardinals, their developer Cordish Co. and the City of St. Louis moving quickly to clear these last few hurdles.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 22:57:16 +0000 Adam Allington 4062 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cardinals' Ballpark Village could break ground by end of year Committee greenlights revised Ballpark Village proposal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/committee-greenlights-revised-ballpark-village-proposal <p>The Cardinals are one step closer to making Ballpark Village a reality. A St. Louis Board of Aldermen committee voted Wednesday to move forward with revised development and financing plans.</p><p>Cardinals president Bill DeWitt III made his case for the city&rsquo;s support before the Housing, Urban Development and Zoning Committee.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 22:59:43 +0000 Joseph Leahy 4004 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Committee greenlights revised Ballpark Village proposal Budweiser at Ballpark Village: A-B in as 'anchor partner' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/budweiser-ballpark-village-b-anchor-partner <p>The St. Louis Cardinals Announced today <a href="https://twitter.com/Cardinals/status/217736303456948224/photo/1">via Twitter</a> that Anheuser-Busch has &quot;[joined] the first phase of Ballpark Village...&quot; along with a photo of a new artist rendering of the development.</p><p>The rendering shows the brand name &quot;Budweiser&quot; prominently displayed on the upper facade of one of the buildings (see above).</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 22:10:30 +0000 Kelsey Proud 3992 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Budweiser at Ballpark Village: A-B in as 'anchor partner' Cardinals will again seek approval to build Ballpark Village http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cardinals-will-again-seek-approval-build-ballpark-village <p>This is a story that may sound familiar to some of you.</p><p>The St. Louis Cardinals and developer Cordish Cos. will step in front of a city agency on July 5 to outline their plans for <a href="http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/stl/ballpark/ballpark_village.jsp">Ballpark Village</a>, the 10-acre site north of Busch Stadium.</p> Mon, 21 May 2012 21:15:56 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Kelsey Proud 3749 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cardinals will again seek approval to build Ballpark Village A familiar, small step forward for Ballpark Village http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/familiar-small-step-forward-ballpark-village <p>City's Downtown Economic Stimulus Authority has signed off on subsidies for the project, which could total $189 million if everything promised is built</p> Wed, 19 Jan 2011 22:19:57 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 353 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A familiar, small step forward for Ballpark Village