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A Guide to Busch Stadium

October 20, 2011 9:35 AM

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Busch Stadium
250 Stadium Plz
Saint Louis, MO 63102
(314) 345-9000
www.mlb.mlb.com/stl

The new Busch Stadium opened in St. Louis in April of 2006 as a retro-homage to old-time baseball. The stadium has a seating capacity for more than 46,000 fans per game and features an open-air design, allowing fans to have a panoramic view of the downtown St. Louis area, and a great view of the game from nearly every seat in the house.

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Getting to Busch Stadium

Busch Stadium is difficult to miss as it hugs Highway 40, a major thoroughfare in the St. Louis area and is one of the first buildings you see as you come into the state as you cross the Mississippi River from Illinois. Those who wish to may drive to downtown St. Louis and find parking at one of many lots within a ten-block radius of the stadium. Parking lot rates can be as high as $25 to $30 per game, with rates decreasing the farther you get from the stadium.

St. Louis also has public buses and a Metro Link train that also provide easy and convenient access. You can learn more about routes and fares at http://www.metrostlouis.org.

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Seating

The official capacity of Busch Stadium is 46,000 fans, but this includes the standing room areas in addition to seats. Box seats, bleachers and traditional seating are all options at the new Busch Stadium. Lower level seats are often reserved for season ticket holders.

U.S. Cellular sponsors an MVP deck overlooking the left-center bleachers in the outfield. The MVP deck is a covered area located outdoors, featuring a two-hour buffet, beer and Coca-Cola products for fans.

Party suites, which may be purchased at a premium, are located in the right field, levels 2 and 3. Party suites can fit up to 40 fans and include a two-hour all-you-can-buffet, an air conditioned main room with the game televised inside and stadium-style seating outside. Party suite tickets range from $61 to $150 per person.

Red Bird’s Roost seating is available in the owner’s box, located behind home plate. Red Bird’s Roost can accommodate up to 30 guests and offers a private restroom, buffet, and indoor/outdoor seating and televisions. Tickets for Red Bird’s Roost start as low as $190 per person and go as high as $230 per person.

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Disability Access

People who have disabilities may be dropped off at Gates 2, 4 or 6. In designing the new stadium, architects included more options to assist individuals with special needs in navigating the stadium, including new escalators and an increased number of elevators.

By Danielle Eickenhorst
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