When did the Cardinals Stadium Open?
Busch Stadium, also known as New Busch Stadium or Busch Stadium III, opened on April 4th, 2006. The new ballpark is in a commercial business area which later became known as Ballpark village. The new field replaced the previous home of the Cards which was Busch Memorial Stadium. The naming rights of the park continue to belong to Budweiser brewing company like the former facility.
Where is Busch Stadium Located?
The location of Cardinals Stadium is in St. Louis, Missouri in the United States. The exact address of the MLB park is 700 Clark Ave. Sitting in the upper deck at Busch Stadium, you will see the iconic city skyline of St. Louis. Out in the distance, fans will also be able to see the Gateway Arch too. Check out the Busch Stadium Parking guide if you plan to drive to the game.
What Team Plays at Busch Stadium?
The famous St Louis Cardinals play at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals are a major league baseball team that is in the National League Central division. The teams that play in the NL Central Division are the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, and Cincinnati Reds.
What are the Dimensions at Busch Stadium?
From left field to the right, you will see the sizes go from 336 feet, 375, 400 feet in the center field area, 375 feet in the right center, and 336 feet in right field.
What is the Capacity at Busch Stadium?
The seating capacity at the ballpark holds 45, 494 people. When the Cardinals make the playoffs, you can expect more seats to become available via standing room only sections. The largest Cardinals game attendance came against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a total of 48,052 people.
St. Louis Cardinals Tickets
The Cardinals (Cardinals Nation) are one of the most popular teams in the MLB, so getting tickets will be difficult compared to other teams. When the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Royals, and more come into town, you can expect a big turnaround. Cardinals Fans can use StubHub, Seat Geek, Ticketmaster, and more to find tickets on game day, but it’s advised to start your look early. Last year, the St. Louis Cardinals averaged over 40,000 seats sold per game, so it’s best to get your tickets soon because most games become sold out.
Many parks surround Busch Stadium for fans to venture to after catching a Cards game. If you head directly west of the park, you will come to Kauffman Stadium which is home to the Kansas City Royals. If you head southeast of Saint Louis, you will come to SunTrust Park which is home to the Atlanta Braves. When you venture north of Sant Louis, you will come across Wrigley Field, Guaranteed Rate Field, and the Great American Ball Park. The major league baseball teams that play at these parks are the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, and the Cincinnati Reds.
The ballpark hosted the 2009 All-Star Game and Home Run Derby. President Barack Obama threw out the first pitch of the game but wore a White Sox Jacket to the delight of the crowd. The American League division won that game with a score of 4-3.
Manchester United played a soccer match at the field in 2013. Their opponent was Chelsea, and that game saw the stadium’s largest crowd ever for a game. The total seating size for that game fell just under 49,000 people.
The Cardinals have been in the postseason a lot with the new ballpark with a lot of success. The last World Series game to be played there was in 2013. In 2013, the Cardinals lost to the Boston Red Sox, but they did win a wild game three at their ballpark on an obstruction call.