The Force was with the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday night. The Redbirds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2, but the real excitement was in the stands, where fans of George Lucas' famous sci-fi franchise celebrated the second annual Star Wars night at Busch Stadium.
It's Memorial Day, so we (and probably you guys, too) are going to be eating more than our fair share of delicious, all-American hot dogs (which were first introduced right here in St. Louis in 1904, no less). Naturally, America is all about bigger and better, so the gluttonous Nathan's Hot Dog Eati ... More >>
Want to be sure your St. Louis sweetheart will accept your proposal of life-long love? Then where else to get down on one knee and break out the ring than baseball heaven itself, Busch Stadium. About 30 couples get engaged on the St. Louis Cardinals' home turf every year. The Redbirds don't allow p ... More >>
The flares lit by Bosnian soccer fans at last week's international friendly game did no damage to Busch Stadium, but they set off a firestorm on social media last week as St. Louisans reacted in ways that were by turns curious, angry and downright xenophobic.
Their team may have lost, but St. Louis Bosnians went wild watching a world-class soccer friendly last night in a game largely overshadowed by America's love for Monday Night Football. Nearly all of the 30,000 fans at the game were loud-and-proud Bosnians, some even setting of flares in Busch Stadi ... More >>
St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson blamed "off-gassing," (Translation: Stinky farts) for triggering one off Busch Stadium's methane detectors during the 2011 Word Series. Jenkerson speculated that White Castle or Courtesy diner was responsible for the "raised methane levels" (Translation: Fartp ... More >>
You know it's bad when the politicians turn against strippers. But football fans?! Surely they don't have a beef with naked ladies, right? Enter Angela Lukenbill and her fiance Chad Smith of the north Kansas City suburb of Gladstone. The couple was planning to attend the Kansas City Chiefs home op ... More >>
Cardinals fans (and really, and sports fans) know they're going to get overcharged for food and drinks at a game. We tend to complain about it a lot, but it's just one of those things -- if you want a beer at Busch Stadium (Broadway & Poplar Street; 314-345-9000), you're going to have to pay for it. ... More >>
The St. Louis Cardinals are no longer etching Christian symbols into the pitcher's mound at Busch Stadium, but they are still celebrating religion. And next up is Judaism! For the first time ever, the Cardinals this summer will be hosting a Jewish Community Theme Night, the team announced last wee ... More >>
Hitting up the Cards game tonight? Maybe you should -- the "St. Louis Nacho Crunch Dog" is debuting tonight in honor of National Hot Dog Month (hello, how did we not know about this?). See also: -Survey Finds Busch Stadium Food, Drink Prices Above MLB Average -Food Network's "St. Louis Dog" at Busc ... More >>
It's actually happening, guys! The Cardinals yesterday released new renderings of the highly anticipated, very delayed Ballpark Village project and some photographic and video evidence that construction has begun. Not just symbolic press-conference shovels! Yesterday morning, the Ballpark Villag ... More >>
Hooray! Busch Stadium, the home of our beloved Cards, has been named the cleanest stadium in America. But before we get to the accolades, a word about the judging entity. The website that rolled out the rankings is known as UFE.com a.k.a. Urine Feces Everywhere. It pontificates about the possibilit ... More >>
Henry Bollinger woke up at 5:30 a.m. last Friday and tried not to disturb his wife and two young boys. He stepped out into the early-morning chill of Oakville, Missouri, and drove north, stopping only for a cup of coffee on his way to Busch Stadium. Once there, he took the elevator two flight ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergJosh Galliano: Normally of Monarch, he served as chef for last night's Patron Secret Dining Society at Busch Stadium.These days, it is not enough to go to a wonderful restaurant and order a meal that's well-prepared and served gracefully. These days, food must be an event.A ... More >>
Photo: Chad GarrisonIf you happened to pass by Busch Stadium early yesterday morning, you might have thought the ballpark was burning to the ground. By 8:40 a.m. at least a dozen fire trucks and rescue vehicles -- their lights flashing -- idled on a blocked-off section of 7th Street, just west of ... More >>
A concertgoer emailed Daily RFT the following picture snapped during Sunday's U2 concert at Busch Stadium. Yes, that's a toddler at the show, prompting the questions: What were the parents thinking? Or better yet, what was the child thinking?Think you know? Help us write a caption for this photo by ... More >>
Food NetworkLike everyone else in St. Louis, Gut Check was pretty excited about opening day. However, we're even more excited about new food options available at Busch Stadium, from healthy, gluten-free eats, to the Food Network's "Signature" Busch Stadium sandwich. What else did we do this ... More >>
Yes, it's Opening Day. Yes, we're all excited. But, really, do we need live coverage beginning at 4 a.m.? KTVI Fox-2 thinks so. This morning the station's perky new correspondent was outside Busch Stadium three hours before dawn. What did she find? That even the crazy people were still asleep at tha ... More >>
You know what they say: If there's snow in the branches...This morning, the Cardinals announced that they're also postponing a baseball game between University of Missouri and University of Illinois that had been scheduled for tonight at Busch Stadium. Cold temperatures and a forecast for evening ... More >>
Big beer lines be gone!! As Todd Frankel of the Post-Dispatch reported last week, Anheuser-Busch now has a stake in a company called Grin-On, which has invented a way to pour beer upside down, and way faster than before. (Click to watch how it's done)YouTube has been lighting up for months wit ... More >>
Google EarthOkay, so it's not exactly a four-story brownstone. And it's not located right across the street from the action, but hey, it's as close as we've got to Wrigleyville rooftops in St. Louis. The downtown hotel St. Louis Hilton at the Ballpark announced this week its plans to add a roofto ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiA rendering of what the U2 360 stage will look like in Busch StadiumAs hinted at on Friday, U2 today announced a show at Busch Stadium on July 17, 2011. Capacity of the concert is expected to exceed 50,000, with 90 percent of tickets priced at under $100, according to today's pre ... More >>
Coming soon! Busch Stadium grass seed.That's right. Last week Scotts Miracle-Gro became the "Official Lawn Care Company of Major League Baseball".The deal has a special perk for St. Louis baseball fans. As part of the agreement Scotts Miracle-Gro plans to soon offer for sale seed blends of five m ... More >>
Milano last fall at Busch Stadium.Question: Who's the Boss when it comes to hitching her clothing company to sporting spectacles? Why it's none other than actress Alyssa Milano who just sent out a press release announcing that she, too, will be in town for this coming week's All-Star Game festivitie ... More >>
If you make it down to Busch Stadium more than a few times this summer or always have some relative or co-worker or guy on the street offer to give you tickets to a Cardinals game, one question immediately comes up: Who should use the other ticket? The scribes over at InsideSTL have answered, or tri ... More >>
Our fellow Riverfront Times blog the Daily RFT today posted not one, but two items that you might find interesting. Chad Garrison writes about his trouble finding Busch beer at Busch Stadium, while Kristen Hinman previews a pie-eating event in Branson featuring none other than Al Roker.
The St. Louis Cardinals are out with their promotional schedule for 2009. With the All-Star Game headed to St. Louis in July, this year will have no shortage of fan giveaways to commemorate the season. Among other things, the team and its sponsors will be giving away baseball bats, bobble-head dolls ... More >>
A couple awesome photos came through Unreal's inbox this morning...at last revealing a use for that craptastic hole next to Busch Stadium. For a close-up, click on through...
Last night, TV star Alyssa Milano -- best known for her roles on "Who's the Boss?" and "Charmed" - appeared at Busch Stadium to push her line of women's clothing for baseball fans. Yesterday, we posted details about Milano's appearance at Busch, and we're making good on our implied promise of photo ... More >>
Week of December 21, 2006
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