Busch Stadium

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    June 20, 2014

    The 10 Best Places in St. Louis for a First Date

    Picking a place for a first date is a loaded question -- so much to say in one, seemingly simple decision. Luckily, Gut Check knows exactly how to impress that special someone, whether you're going for "casual but sophisticated" or "I'm trying to wife you up, boy." Follow our lead with these ten per ... More >>

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    April 22, 2014

    Soccer and a Military Coup Collide in St. Louis Filmmaker's ESPN 30 for 30, The Opposition

    Chile's 1974 World Cup team qualified for the international tournament by scoring a goal against no one in a stadium turned into a concentration camp. This haunting but little-known piece of history is the subject of a new ESPN 30 for 30 documentary premiering tonight, The Opposition, from director ... More >>

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    January 22, 2014

    250 Jobs Up for Grabs at St. Louis Cardinals' Ballpark Village

    Despite the fresh snowfall, hundreds of people turned out to apply for one of the 250 jobs created by the brand new Ballpark Village next to Busch Stadium. The Cardinals will need new staff to work at the 10-acre baseball fan base, which spans seven city blocks. Most of those jobs are food industry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Rams Will Update Fans on World Series Scores During Monday's Game

    Assuming (cross your fingers) that there is a Game 5 of this year's World Series AFTER THURSDAY NIGHT'S CARDINALS VICTORY, fans of the St. Louis Rams won't have to miss out. The Cardinals v. Red Sox showdown will be on TVs in the concourse, and the Edward Jones Dome plans to put the score on the sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    Best and Worst Cardinals' World Series Memories

    Nineteen. It's the number of times the St. Louis Cardinals have made it to the World Series, and a tally that's second only to the New York Yankees' 40 trips to baseball's big dance. The Redbirds also lay claim to the most championships, again after the Yankees. And while October baseball has mostly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    5 Best Foods to Eat at Busch Stadium

    Ahh, baseball. Is there anything this city is more obsessed with? Fans can catch dozens of games each summer, and fortunately there are more than just peanuts and Cracker Jack to go with that $9 Bud Light. Busch Stadium (Broadway and Poplar Street; 314-345-9000) now has several specialty carts and c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Cardinals: Why Are There Christian Symbols On The Field At Busch Stadium? (PHOTOS)

    A few weeks ago, Daily RFT got an e-mail from a reader and lifelong Cardinals fan who, while watching the games this season, had noticed something he hadn't seen before on the pitcher's mound. Right near the cleat scraper, etched into the dirt, there appeared to be a Christian cross and fish symbol. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Happy Hour at Flying Saucer

    Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (900 Spruce Street, 314-932-1456) The Hours: 4 to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, specials all day on Mondays and Sundays. The Deal: $1 off drafts during happy hour, $3 off some 60 beers and $3 Missouri beers on Sundays. The Scene: For a place built so recently, Fl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Pack a Restaurant Picnic for Your Next Visit to Busch Stadium

    Gut Check loves us a day at the ballpark. And Gut Check loves us some ballpark food. Nachos? Bratwurst? Soft pretzels? Pretty much anything shellacked with orange cheese product? Yes, please. We ain't always caviar-and-Champagne snobs. Gut Check, however, doesn't loves us the cost of ballpark food. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 4, 2013
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    November 14, 2012

    Deer Harvest Down This Year Due to "Freaky Weather"

    Last Saturday at sunrise, firearm deer season began. It's a big deal across the state of Missourah. (Yours truly shot at a doe, but missed. No, I don't want to talk about it.)But this year was kind of a let-down, with the opening weekend harvest dropping a quarter compared to last year, thanks to wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    10 Ways to Console Yourself Now That The Cardinals Have Choked

    So the Cards choked. It happens -- not to the Cards, of course, not usually. But life goes on. The World Series starts tonight, and the rest of the world has already forgotten about us. 1. Gather at Busch Stadium. Bring candles. Sob, "It shoulda been us!" Experience catharsis with your fellow membe ... More >>

  • News

    October 18, 2012
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    September 21, 2012

    Cards Finish Off Sweep of Astros; Gain Real Breathing Room

    It may not have been the prettiest game any of us have ever seen -- or the prettiest the Cardinals have played -- but it got the job done. The Cards finished off a three game sweep of the Houston Astros yesterday at Busch Stadium behind a shaky-but-effective Jaime Garcia pitching performance an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Five Women Robbed Outside Busch Stadium Wednesday Night

    St. Louis police revealed that an armed robbery occurred at 11 p.m. Wednesday night in the 500 block of South Broadway outside Busch Stadium (above), one that had several similarities to an armed robbery Sunday night in the Central West End. In Wednesday's incident, police say a group of five women ... More >>

  • News

    May 24, 2012
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    May 14, 2012

    Win Two Tickets to Tomorrow's Cards v. Cubs Game

    Don't say Gut Check never gave you anything -- at least, the winner of these baseball tickets can't say that, anyway. We have a set of tickets to tomorrow's (May 15) Cardinals day game at 12:45 p.m. against the Cubs. The seats are in section 137, row 21, seats fourteen and fifteen in the first base ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Catching a Cardinals Game from 26 Stories Up -- The View From Three Sixty

    ​Those of you who follow me on Twitter know that my press credentials didn't get me the greatest of seats to Tuesday night's playoff game at Busch Stadium. National media and legitimate sports reporters gobbled up the good seats in the press box (as they should), leaving this blogger to catch the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    A Humble Suggestion for the Replacing of Decorative Plates on Busch Stadium

    ebay.comPlates like this abound online. Perhaps the Cardinals could pick up similar trinkets from all 27 cities with MLB teams?​So you've heard the news. How could you not?! It's the biggest story of the week year century history of St. Louis. On Monday a decorative steel plate fell off the exteri ... More >>

  • Music

    July 14, 2011


    7 p.m. Sunday, July 17. Busch Stadium. 700 Clark Street.

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    U2 Stage Preparations Underway

    Photo illustration courtesy of Busch Stadium​Preparations for U2's concert this weekend began last Sunday, as production and work crews continue to make way for the largest stage ever built on the St. Louis leg of the largest-grossing world tour in history. The stage (seen above in a photo ill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Food Network Creates $14 "Signature" Sandwich for Busch Stadium

    Food NetworkDo not adjust your television set. This is a Food Network steak sandwich -- the Red, White and Blue Steak Sandwich, to be precise.​If there's one thing St. Louis Cardinals fans love, it's an all-star hunk of meat at on the plate. Tomorrow, on Busch Stadium's 2011 opening day, the F ... More >>

  • News

    December 30, 2010
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    August 20, 2010

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Photo: The Travel Channel Anthony Bourdain​This week, Gut Check went all Hollywood with not one but two celebrity chefs making appearances on the blog. First up, an interview with Anthony Bourdain, who will stop in St. Louis October 1 for his latest book tour. Then Ian was on hand as Food ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 11, 2010
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    July 8, 2010

    #67: Nachos Grande at Nachomama's

    Ian FroebThe nachos at Nachomama's​The great Tex-Mex restaurant Nachomama's is another place where I have difficulty choosing one favorite dish. I was sorely tempted to choose the beef soft taco platter, but as regular readers might suspect, there will be more than a few tacos before this list is ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    #69: Bill's "Burger Meister Burger" at Cardwell's at the Plaza

    Ian FroebBill's "Burger Meister Burger" at Cardwell's at the Plaza​Bill's "Burger Meister Burger" -- the quotes are the restaurant's own -- is an exaggerated name for what is essentially a bacon cheeseburger. The exaggeration is fitting, though, because this takes what makes pretty much any bacon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Show Review Setlist Photos: The Eagles and Dixie Chicks Play Big League Country-Rock at Busch Stadium, Thursday, June 24

    Katie MoultonThe scene last night at Busch Stadium before the Eagles/Dixie Chicks show​The Eagles played it straight last night at Busch Stadium and managed to please everyone: the younger set relatively new to their catalog of country-rock classics as well as fans who have waited more than 35 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Ian Froeb's 100 Favorite St. Louis Dishes, #77: Falafel at Kabob House

    Ian FroebFalafel at Kabob House​I'm counting down -- in no particular order -- 100 of my favorite dishes in St. Louis. Some are well-known, others obscure. Some are expensive, others dirt cheap. All of them, I guarantee, are delicious.Please do not hesitate to share your own favorites via the com ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 9, 2009
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    July 14, 2009

    Where You Should Have Been For the Home Run Derby Last Night

    It wasn't inside the stadium, where beers cost $8.75 and tickets $200 and up (though at least one scalper downtown was selling for $100). (View slide show here.)No, the real party was on Walnut Street right outside the left-field gates to Busch Stadium. Several hundred people were packed in between ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    All-Star Game Celebrity Softball Match To Be Played at Busch Stadium, Not Unused Softball Field

    This call to the bullpen presented by Taco Bell.Major League Baseball just  announced the participants in its "Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game" to take place this Sunday, July 12. As my colleague Keegan Hamilton opined, the last time a roster this motley was assembled h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    The Stats On Pujols' "I-popping" Homer Last Night

    Wikimedia CommonsLast night Albert Pujols proved once again that he is no mere mortal, as he clubbed a rocket of a home run into Big Mac Land at Busch Stadium, helping the Cards to a 3-1 victory and an oh-so-sweet sweep of the Cubs.Like McGwire's famed "Band-Aid" blast at the old ballpark or Mickey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Dolphins Stadium Might Be Named After Jimmy Buffett's Beer Ideas for St. Louis

    The Daily RFT reports: Anheuser-Busch is said to be working on a contract to purchase the naming rights to Dolphins Stadium in Miami. If concluded, the stadium would be the second professional sports stadium -- after Busch Stadium -- to name itself after an A-B product. The St. Louis brewer (via B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Hey, Danny Meyer! Cards Fans Gotta Eat, Too!

    My colleague Chad Garrison passed along this Wall Street Journal article reviewing the food at the Yankees' and the Mets' new stadiums. Restaurateur extraordinaire Danny Meyer receives a whole lotta love for his offerings at the Mets' Citi Field. These include outposts of his ridiculously popular Sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2008

    RFT Softball: New Field is Tough Turf in Loss to Grady's Bar

    Moving a pet to a new cage often seems impossible. Anyone who has ever owned a parrot, for instance, has gone through the laborious process of assembling the new coop in front of the bird, setting it across the room so it can familiarized itself with it, then placing it alongside the rusty old con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008

    Metro Ridership, St. Louis Gas Prices Up

    Metro has been in public relations and financial turmoil as of late, but the transit company recently did something that might boost its approval ratings -- it gave away 10,000 passes, aimed at attracting new riders. Nick Lucchesi Calm before the storm: The Busch Stadium Metro Link station today ... More >>

  • News

    May 21, 2008
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    April 26, 2006

    Fish Sick

    Unreal always cleans our plate, but now we're a little nervous about fish. Oh, and hot dogs. Plus -- the cops don't like it when you fake a carjacking. Who knew?

  • Music

    October 5, 2005

    Talkin' Baseball

    Matching the playoff-rockin' Cardinals with some appropriate tunes

  • Calendar

    April 6, 2005

    Safe at Home

    Scandals, schmandals: We still can't wait for Opening Day!

  • Calendar

    July 14, 2004

    Kickin' It

    The Street Soccer Cup USA is taking it to the, um, streets

  • Calendar

    June 30, 2004

    Crosstown Clash

    Rascals challenge Grizzlies in their den

  • News

    June 12, 2002

    Real Sketchy

    Week of June 12, 2002

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    April 24, 2002

    Fallow Fields

    Just because Cardinals build it doesn't mean city youth leagues will come

  • News

    January 2, 2002

    Trust Us

    Six months after political heavyweights signed an agreement with the Cardinals, a deal is still up in the air

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    November 24, 1999


    And if the fans must be milked, the fans should get a piece of the action

  • Calendar

    June 16, 1999

    Night & Day

    June 16 - 23, 1999

  • Calendar

    June 9, 1999

    Night & Day

    June 9 - 16, 1999

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