Metal Plate Falls From Busch Stadium

The light-colored rectangle beneath the upper eaves of Busch Stadium show where a 2-by-4 foot metal plate fell to the ground Monday. Nobody was injured but large areas of sidewalk beneath the stadium have been roped off with yellow tape while inspectors take a closer look at the other decorative plates like the one that fell. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Busch Stadium Inspections The light-colored rectangle beneath the upper eaves of Busch Stadium show where a 2-by-4 foot metal plate fell to the ground Monday. Nobody was injured but large areas of sidewalk beneath the stadium have been roped off with yellow tape while inspectors take a closer look at the other decorative plates like the one that fell. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Yellow barriers and tape have been set up to keep people from walking on the sidewalks next to Busch Stadium while inspections are made. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Busch Stadium Inspections Yellow barriers and tape have been set up to keep people from walking on the sidewalks next to Busch Stadium while inspections are made. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
The 8th Street ticket windows have been closed temporarily because they're located beneath an area that has metal plates like the one that fell Monday. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Busch Stadium Inspections The 8th Street ticket windows have been closed temporarily because they're located beneath an area that has metal plates like the one that fell Monday. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
The plates, said to weigh approximately 100 pounds, left a rectangular impression on the sidewalk when it fell. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Busch Stadium Inspections The plates, said to weigh approximately 100 pounds, left a rectangular impression on the sidewalk when it fell. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
The plate fell within steps of the famous Stan Musial statue near the main entrance to the stadium. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Busch Stadium Inspections The plate fell within steps of the famous Stan Musial statue near the main entrance to the stadium. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Yellow barriers and tape have been set up to keep people from walking on the sidewalks next to Busch Stadium while inspections are made. (KMOX/Brett Blume
Busch Stadium Inspections Yellow barriers and tape have been set up to keep people from walking on the sidewalks next to Busch Stadium while inspections are made. (KMOX/Brett Blume
Yellow barriers and tape have been set up to keep people from walking on the sidewalks next to Busch Stadium while inspections are made. (KMOX/Brett Blume
Busch Stadium Inspections Yellow barriers and tape have been set up to keep people from walking on the sidewalks next to Busch Stadium while inspections are made. (KMOX/Brett Blume
It's unrelated to what happened Monday, but the statue of Rogers Hornsby outside the stadium has been completely covered by a tarp and yellow tape. A bat that was part of the sculpture was broken off in an apparent act of vandalism, according to team officials. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Busch Stadium Inspections It's unrelated to what happened Monday, but the statue of Rogers Hornsby outside the stadium has been completely covered by a tarp and yellow tape. A bat that was part of the sculpture was broken off in an apparent act of vandalism, according to team officials. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

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