Sam Masterson (@sammasterson22)

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The St. Louis Cardinals opened the gates at Busch Stadium for members of the St. Louis media to try the new food, see the new video board and the promotional giveaway nights at the ballpark.

Safety/Security – The netting behind home plate has been extended down to the dugout steps on each side, and it’s 50-percent as thin. Cardinals Vice President of Stadium Operations Joe Abernathy says it’s increased safety with increased visibility.

Abernathy says the rules for what you can, and can’t, bring into the ballpark haven’t changed. This isn’t the airport, he says, don’t grab for your belt or your shoes, just take your phone and keys out of your pockets as you enter the stadium.

New Wi-Fi – Technology Director Perry Yee says those instagrams and snapchats will fly a lot faster when you connect to the Cardinals Wi-Fi network and then accept the terms and conditions.

All 30 MLB ballparks are getting Wi-Fi, but Yee says St. Louis’ installation is the largest yet with 700 access points, 30 miles of ethernet cable and 11 miles of six-strand fiber optic cable.

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