There have officially been three Busch Stadiums in St. Louis, Missouri, each of which has been home to the St. Louis Cardinals
. The first one was originally named Sportsman’s Park, but it was renamed Busch Stadium in honor of Cards owner Gussie Busch in 1953. That park closed in 1966 when there were two St. Louis Cardinals—the baseball team and the football team—and the franchises moved to a new multipurpose venue named Busch Memorial Stadium. In 2006, the Cardinals moved to the current stadium. Anheuser-Busch bought the naming rights, which is why the new stadium is commonly known as “New Busch Stadium” or “Busch Stadium III.”
Busch Stadium has an impressive capacity—the highest recorded attendance for a single event was an exhibition soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester, which drew 47,925 fans. It’s the regular home of the St. Louis Cardinals and hosts a variety of other events as well. The stadium was designed by Populous, a firm that has designed several other stadiums and arenas including Heinz Field in Pittsburgh and the Sydney Olympic Stadium in Australia. Designed in a “retro-classic” style, the venue gives fans panoramic views of the surrounding city, including St. Louis’ iconic Gateway to the West.
Besides baseball, Busch Stadium hosts other events such as exhibition and league soccer matches. It’s hosted National and FIFA matches, too, welcoming teams from around the world. Other events at the stadium have included outdoor NHL games and concerts.
The New Busch Stadium is located directly off Interstate 64 in St. Louis. Parking is available adjacent to the site at Ballpark Village, where the second Busch Stadium stood. This lot tends to fill up quickly, but several other garages are available nearby.
Because the stadium is located almost directly in downtown St. Louis, there’s plenty to do nearby, whether you’re looking for family-friendly entertainment (like the St. Louis Zoo) or an introduction to the diverse local music scene. For a taste of the city’s famous barbecue or a range of other cuisines, choose from dozens of restaurants and bars just outside the arena’s doors. The stadium itself offers many concessions as well.
Who is playing at Busch Stadium this weekend?
Scroll through upcoming baseball games and concerts at Busch Stadium to find out who will be playing near you this weekend in St. Louis.Who is playing at Busch Stadium tonight?
You can shop last minute tickets for games and concerts happening at Busch Stadium tonight or scroll to view the full schedule.What time do doors open at Busch Stadium?
Doors typically open anywhere between 90 minutes to 2 hours prior to showtime at Busch Stadium. Be sure to check the listing on your ticket as showtimes will vary.What time do games end at Busch Stadium?
Every MLB game and concert will typically end at a different time. Set times and ending times for Busch Stadium are usually not established.Who plays at Busch Stadium?
The St. Louis Cardinals
are the home team at the Busch Stadium.