English Premier League

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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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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