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August 31, 2010
From journal St Louis Missouri
August 7, 2009
From journal Take Me Out to the Ballgame
St. Louis, Missouri
February 27, 2009
January 2, 2008
From journal Two friends, Four Days and a Lifetime of Memories
September 12, 2005
However, that will all change soon. The new stadium is being built. We were able to stand next to the current stadium and look at the construction going on in the new one. When completed, this area will look completely different. They’ll add a Ballpark Village that will include retail offices and residences, hoping to spark more life in to the area immediately around the stadium.
After reading about the plans for the new ballpark, I am excited about seeing the project completed. I know there are some die-hard fans out there who desperately want to hold on to the memories. But there will be many new ones made in the new Busch Stadium. The ballpark will actually be opened up so that some fans will be able to see the arch from their seats. The goal of the new stadium seems to be to bring the downtown in, a distinct contrast to the closed-off design of the current stadium.
So, for now, take a stroll around the current stadium and check out what’s going on inside the new one. Or, if you’re in town during the demolition of the old stadium, be sure to witness the historic event.
I highly recommend checking out the construction of the new stadium - witness history in the making. Even if you're not a big fan of the Cardinals, seeing the construction is a neat attraction.
Check out a construction cam and read more about the new stadium at http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/stl/ballpark/index.jsp.
From journal A Day in St. Louis
August 9, 2003
From journal "The Gateway to the West; St. Louis, MO"
by Coach Bear
July 15, 2002
On July 4, we visited the Fair St. Louis, then extended our time in downtown St. Louis by watching the Cardinals play the Dodgers. What a thrill for both of us! We entered Busch Stadium and walked to our seat. The crowd arrived early to see the hometown heroes as they prepared for the game. Sports broadcasters describe the crowd in St. Louis as a "sea of red," and that it is exactly what we saw. Most of the people in the large crowd wore red to watch the Cardinals. In fact, so did Anna and I. We watched as the Cardinals won the game by a score of 3-2.
Unlike other ball parks that we have visited, the staff of Busch Stadium treats every customer as though they were honored guests. People speak with the fans, there is a friendly atmosphere. The crowd is supportive of everything that the Cardinals do. I have not seen that in other places. Of course, Busch beer is sold by many of the vendors. You can easily be reminded of baseball at its purest, back in the 1930's with the Gas House Gang and the 1940's with Stan "the Man" Musial. Just as the old song says, "Take me out to the ball game. Take me out to the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks. I don't care if I ever get back." Watching the Cardinals is exciting.
My wife was speechless as the evening progressed. Everything that I had described to her about the facilities and the crowd response was as I had told her. We saw the great Diamond Vision scoeboard, heard Ernie Hayes on the organ, watched the 'Redbirds' as they went battled their way to victory. We bought the beer and peanuts and hot dogs, kept score on the Cardinal scorecards, and cheered with the crowd. I truly believe that everyone who visits St. Louis should watch at least one game. But caution needs to be advised. Once watching a game at Busch Stadium, you will never be satisfied anywhere else.
From journal A Return Home to St. Louis
by Traveling Attorney
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
December 20, 2001
From journal A Short Visit to St. Louis
May 20, 2001
It's always fun to check out another city's fans, and St. Louis has some of the best. Busch Stadium is a classic; I'll miss it if it's torn down to make way for the typical "old" new stadium. So check out the stadium while you still can.
From journal May Weekend in St. Louis