Busch Stadium

Cake Mystery
3:30 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

After Legal Dispute, Busch Stadium Birthday Cake Won't Return

The front view of the STL250 cake that was at Busch Stadium and removed in mid-August.
Credit (Courtesy: Linda Gurney)

Although the St. Louis Cardinals have returned to Busch Stadium for a playoff run, one thing is still missing: The fiberglass cake that was originally placed at the stadium celebrating St. Louis’ 250th anniversary.

And, there’s no longer a question of whether the cake will return before the end of year. It will not be available to the public in any capacity.

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4:14 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Watch: Busch Stadium Shifts From Football Back To Baseball

Grounds crews convert Busch Stadium's field back into baseball shape.
(screen capture/St. Louis Cardinals Video)

Busch Stadium has hosted "football" before - but not of the American variety. That changed on Saturday, when Southern Illinois University - Carbondale faced Southeast Missouri State on an improvised gridiron in "baseball heaven."

Manchester City vs. Chelsea
4:30 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Converting St. Louis' 'Baseball Heaven' Into An (Almost) Proper Soccer Pitch

Credit (Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

A major sports rivalry comes to Busch Stadium on Thursday - but it doesn't involve the Cubs, or the Brewers, or baseball at all.

The exhibition game 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.

Here's how you convert a baseball diamond to a soccer pitch.

"Oh boy."

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Beer & Baseball
1:40 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Busch Stadium Left Off 'Top 10 Stadiums For Craft Beer' List

(via Flickr/Mooganic)

Let's get the obvious out of the way. Baseball and craft beer are big in St. Louis.

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? 

A list from The Daily Meal says, "not so much St. Louis."

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10:29 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Busch Stadium Included in USA TODAY'S Hybrid Super-Ballpark

Lead in text: 
Here's something fun for baseball fans - USA TODAY has put together what it considers to be the "most awesome ballpark in the world" using their favorite elements from baseball stadiums across the country. St. Louis' Busch Stadium gets a nod for its view of the Gateway Arch and the ability of the grounds crew to represent the Arch in the grass on the field.
With Wrigley Field celebrating its 99 th birthday on Tuesday amid talk of renovation, we got to thinking about which existing, iconic ballpark elements could be used to create a hybrid super park - the greatest park of them all.
English Premier League
3:16 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Storied Soccer Rivalry Coming To Busch Stadium

The jerseys of Manchester City (left) and Chelsea (right) at Busch Stadium on March 29. The teams will play an exhibition game at the stadium on May 23.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

St. Louis soccer fans rejoice - you'll get a chance to see a storied rivalry right here in the city.

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.

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St. Louis Cardinals
12:17 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Busch Stadium Ranked 5th Best Ballpark In America

Busch Stadium.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

We know the question, unquestionably, in many Cardinals fans' heads right now is something like this:

"What? Number FIVE? We're number one!"

Well, Cardinals pride aside, the Redbirds' home turf has been rated as the number 5 best ballpark in America by TripAdvisor.

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.

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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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Morning Round-up
7:53 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Morning Headlines - Wednesday, June 20, 2012

(via Flickr/Indofunk Satish)

Quinn will close two prisons, including Tamms

Rachel Otwell contributed reporting from Springfield, Ill.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn made it official on Tuesday - he will close two state prisons, including the state's supermax facility in Tamms.

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's despite legislators including money in the 2013 budget for the facilities.

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Dave Duncan
3:05 pm
Mon August 22, 2011

Duncan to take leave of absence from Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan (L), shown here during a July 10 game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, has taken a leave of absence from the team to be with his wife as she recovers from surgery.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

The man who's been at the right hand of Tony LaRussa for most of LaRussa's managing career is taking an extended leave of absence from the St. Louis Cardinals.

The team announced today that pitching coach Dave Duncan'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's been set for his return.

Here's the rest of the statement from the St. Louis Cardinals:

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