Drive just a few minutes past the gleaming lights and red-brick heft of Busch Stadium, and you'll find a ballpark that pays homage to a different time in American sports history. At GCS Ballpark (2301 Grizzlie Bear Boulevard, Sauget, Illinois), you won't find swanky VIP suites or pitchers with multi-million-dollar arm insurance. What will you find? The perfect summer-night getaway. The ideal place to introduce the kids to America's great pastime. And Monday through Wednesday (June 15 through 17), you'll find the Gateway Grizzlies taking on the Southern Illinois Miners. These Frontier League matchups start at 7:05 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and 12:05 p.m. Wednesday, and tickets are an absolute steal. You'll pay just $9 for field reserve box seats, $7 for bleacher seats and $5 for lawn seats. Take the money you save and spend it on snacks — Northstar frozen treats are just a buck on Tuesday. And stadium gourmands won't want to miss the everyday offerings at GCS, which range from sliders to pierogi to Ted Drewes custard. For more information about the stadium, the team and the season, visit www.gatewaygrizzlies.com or call 618-337-3000.
June 15-17, 2009