Busch Stadium

Home of the St. Louis Baseball Cardinals
This ballpark opened on May 12, 1966 as the centerpiece of a downtown revitalization project. This is actually the second Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The Original was known as Sportsman’s Park until August BUsch purchased it from the St. Louis Browns in 1953 and changed the name to Busch Stadium. The stadium will seat 49,676 fans. Fans can see the Gateway Arch from the top deck in right field. The field surface was originally grass from 1966 to 1969, artificial turf from 1970 to 1995 and grass from 1996 to date. Six World Series have been played at BUsch. The Cardinals won the series in 1967 and 1982. The statue of “Stan the Man” Musical outside the stadium was unveiled in 1968. Mark McGwire hit many homeruns in this park in the 198 season including #62 and #70. Both events were crowd pleasers and the stadium has been marked to show where those balls were hit as a permanent record of the stadium history. The last season the St. Louis Cardinals will play in this stadium will be 2005 as this stadium is scheduled for demolition and a new stadium is being built.

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Home of the St. Louis Baseball Cardinals
This ballpark opened on May 12, 1966 as the centerpiece of a downtown revitalization project. This is actually the second Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The Original was known as Sportsman’s Park until August BUsch purchased it from the St. Louis Browns in 1953 and changed the name to Busch Stadium. The stadium will seat 49,676 fans. Fans can see the Gateway Arch from the top deck in right field. The field surface was originally grass from 1966 to 1969, artificial turf from 1970 to 1995 and grass from 1996 to date. Six World Series have been played at BUsch. The Cardinals won the series in 1967 and 1982. The statue of “Stan the Man” Musical outside the stadium was unveiled in 1968. Mark McGwire hit many homeruns in this park in the 198 season including #62 and #70. Both events were crowd pleasers and the stadium has been marked to show where those balls were hit as a permanent record of the stadium history. The last season the St. Louis Cardinals will play in this stadium will be 2005 as this stadium is scheduled for demolition and a new stadium is being built.