Home to the St. Louis Cardinals of the MLB, Busch Stadium's seating capacity is 44,494 fans. That seating capacity includes 3,706 club seats and 61 luxury suites. The stadium is the third to hold the name; Busch Memorial Stadium occupied the same area from 1966 to 2005, and the first Busch Stadium was in operation from 1953 to 1966. The modern stadium is named after Anheuser-Busch, the corporation that bought the naming rights in 2004. The stadium has played host to soccer games, hockey games and concerts. From many of the seats in the ball park, which officially opened in 2006, people have a panoramic view of the Downtown St. Louis skyline. Get tickets to Busch Stadium events at StubHub.
What are the food and drink offerings?
There are a variety of concessions available at the stadium. Hot dogs, peanuts and the like are readily available, as are local dishes like toasted ravioli and pork steak sandwiches. Budweiser drinks are sold at several spots, as are craft beers made by Saint Louis Brewery, 4 Hands and Urban Chestnut. If you want the convenience of an all-inclusive Busch Stadium ticket, consider buying the Champions Club or Scoreboard Patio packages, the former being high-end and the latter being more family friendly. These come with access to special seating areas and food. Interestingly, the stadium allows outside food and drink, so you can feel free to supply your own snacks.
Are there nearby entertainment venues?
Right across the street from the stadium is Ballpark Village, a residential and entertainment complex owned by the same group that owns the team. It has several restaurants and bars, some of which have direct views onto the ball field. This includes Budweiser Brew House, a large beer garden that serves over 100 beers along with German-inspired cuisine.
What type of concerts have been held at Busch Stadium?
Headliners at Busch Stadium have included Dave Matthews Band, U2, Paul McCartney and Metallica. These concerts regularly attract tens of thousands of people, with the U2 concert in 2011 having more than 50,000 in attendance.
What major sports teams have played at Busch Stadium?
The US women's and men's soccer teams have both played international competitions at Busch Stadium. In 2013, Argentina took the field against Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Manchester City played a match against Chelsea. In 2017, the St. Louis Blues hosted their first outdoor game at the stadium.
Where exactly is the stadium located?
It's located in the southern part of Downtown St. Louis, putting it within walking distance of hotels, restaurants, and many residences. It's right by the intersection of I-44, and I-64, with Clark Avenue and South Broadway bordering it.