Best Sports Bargain - 2010
Cardinals First Pitch tickets
The Cardinals are easily the hottest ticket in town, but for those in the know there's a way to get tickets to every regular season home game for a mere $11 per pair. Simply show up at the ticket window on Eighth Street when it opens at 9 a.m. on game day. If you're one of the first 275 people in line, you'll receive a voucher good for two tickets to that night's game. Ten minutes before the first pitch, the Cardinals staff starts handing out the tickets at Gate 5 on Clark Street — all that's needed to claim your pair is a picture I.D. and your voucher. The tickets come sealed in an envelope and could be for any section in the ballpark, from box seats to standing-room only. It's totally random (being first in line doesn't get you better seats), but that's half the excitement. Well, that and a ticket that costs less than a beer and a hot dog.