Ground breaking took place Jan. 17, 2004, and the $365 million opened for business April 4, 2006. Designed by HOK Sport and built by Hunt Construction, it is the third ballpark in St. Louis to carry the name Busch Stadium. Sportsman's Park was renamed Busch Stadium in 1953, after team owner Gussie Busch. The first Busch closed in 1966, and both the baseball Cardinals, and the NFL's St. Louis Cardinals moved to a new, multi-purpose stadium, named Busch Memorial Stadium. (Busch Memorial Stadium was razed in late 2005.) The playing field at the current Busch Stadium is bluegrass and the outfield wall is 8 feet high.
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"Meet me at the Musial statue!" That's a common phrase for Cardinals fans and others headed to Busch Stadium. The statue of Cardinals great Stan Musial sits outside Gate 3 of this new park, which kept the same name as the old one and is also downtown in sight of the Arch. Another thing that hasn't changed is the passionate fan base that packs the place to see their Cards. For more on the Busch Stadium experience, including a game-day itinerary, visit Wise Guides.
Dugout Box seating includes Rows A-L. Tickets not specified by the seller as Dugout Box will be mapped to the First Base Field Box, Third Base Field Box or Outfield Field Box portion of that section.
Diamond Box seating includes lettered Rows only. Tickets not specified by the seller as Diamond Box will be mapped to the First Base Field Box or Infield Field Box portion of that section.
Pavilion Box seating includes Rows 1-9. Tickets not specified by the seller as Pavilion Box will be mapped to the Pavilion Reserved portion of that section.
Busch Stadium opens two hours prior to game time. All necessary gates will be open at this time and all levels and areas of the park will be open. Spectators are not permitted on any part of the playing field. Spectators are also not permitted to throw anything onto the field; this is a St. Louis City Ordinance and persons who violate this ordinance will be arrested and prosecuted.