Ballpark Village

St. Louis Cardinals
11:15 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

The Ins and Outs Of Ballpark Village's Rookie Season

Credit Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio

The World Series is over and the Cardinals will have to wait until next year to contend for another title.

But the Redbirds’ lack of championship success didn’t stop Joe Smart from venturing down to Ballpark Village this week to watch the Royals battle it out with the San Francisco Giants. Smart is hardly a newbie to Ballpark Village; he’s visited the entertainment complex 15 times.

So what keeps Smart coming back for more?

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Gateway Arch
4:54 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

CityArchRiver Announces $178 Million In Private Fundraising

Sportscaster Joe Buck helped announced CityArchRiver's $178 million private fundraising total. The $380 million project is expected to be completed in 2016.
Jason Rosenbaum/St. Louis Public Radio

Right after CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation had announced its latest tally in private funding to spruce up the Gateway Arch grounds, sportscaster Joe Buck helped push the total a little higher.

Buck told patrons lunching in Ballpark Village that the group was within $20 of raising an even $178,210,000. He managed to coax somebody wearing a Chicago Blackhawks jersey to hand over $100, prompting the room full of St. Louis Blues fans to cheer.   

Buck – who helped emcee CityArchRiver’s event announcing the fundraising figure – said he was impressed by the project’s progress.

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St. Louis On the Air
4:43 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Long Awaited Ballpark Village Opens On Thursday: Will It Be A Hit On Non-Game Days?

Concept art for Ballpark Village
Courtesy of the St. Louis Cardinals

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.

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.

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Business
4:27 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Ground Broken On Long-Awaited Ballpark Village

St. Louis Cardinals and other officials participate in the groundbreaking ceremony of Ballpark Village next to Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Feb. 8, 2013.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

After years of delays, work on Ballpark Village in St. Louis is finally under way.

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.

Ballpark Village was part of the development agreement between the city and the Cardinals when planning for the new stadium began back in 1999.  As it stands the team says phase one will be accessible to fans as of Opening Day 2014.

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Ballpark Village
4:44 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Ballpark Village gets final state approval

Work could be underway at the site of Ballpark Village, pictured here on Sept. 18, 2012, by late fall. A state board approved a series of development incentives on Sept. 18.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Seven years and two false starts later, the long-delayed Ballpark Village has gotten approval from the state of Missouri.

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.

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Ballpark Village
5:36 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

St. Louis officials seeking $17M from state to get Ballpark Village back on track

The Mo. Development Finance Board meets in Jefferson City on 8/21/2012.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Supporters of the long-delayed Ballpark Village project in downtown St. Louis made a renewed pitch today for state backing to the Missouri Development Finance Board.


The $100 million project would be built on the north side of Busch Stadium and would contain space for retail stores, restaurants, an open-air event space with a retractable roof, and a St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.  Team President Bill DeWitt III says the project got sidetracked by the economic crisis that hit the country four years ago.

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Ballpark Village
2:37 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

Ballpark Village incentives a step closer to reality

The site of Ballpark Village as pictured on January 14, 2011. Subsidies for a new version of the project got initial approval today from the Board of Aldermen.

Subsidies for a scaled-back Ballpark Village continued their march toward completion at the Board of Aldermen today - a day after getting the nod from a city development agency.

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 appears to be scheduled for July 17.

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Ballpark Village
5:57 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Cardinals' Ballpark Village could break ground by end of year

An artist rendering of the exterior of the latest iteration of Ballpark Village.
(Courtesy St. Louis Cardinals)

Officials with the St. Louis Cardinals say construction should begin on the much-delayed Ballpark Village by this coming fall.

The $100 million project received support Thursday from the Missouri Downtown Economic Stimulus Authority—known as MODESA.

MODESA’s support frees up $17 million in bonds set to expire by the end of the year—a fact which has the Cardinals, their developer Cordish Co. and the City of St. Louis moving quickly to clear these last few hurdles.

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Sports
5:59 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Committee greenlights revised Ballpark Village proposal

A screen capture of a new artist rending of Ballpark Village - with Anheuser-Busch in as an "anchor partner."
(via Official Cardinals Twitter account)

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.

Cardinals president Bill DeWitt III made his case for the city’s support before the Housing, Urban Development and Zoning Committee.

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Ballpark Village
5:10 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Budweiser at Ballpark Village: A-B in as 'anchor partner'

A screen capture of a new artist rending of Ballpark Village - with Anheuser-Busch in as an "anchor partner."
(via Official Cardinals Twitter account)

The St. Louis Cardinals Announced today via Twitter that Anheuser-Busch has "[joined] the first phase of Ballpark Village..." along with a photo of a new artist rendering of the development.

The rendering shows the brand name "Budweiser" prominently displayed on the upper facade of one of the buildings (see above).

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