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Tenant: Saint Louis Cardinals Opened: May l2, 1966 Capacity: 49,676 (baseball only) Surface: Grass (1966 to 1969); artificial (1970 to 1995); grass (1996 to date)

Location and Dimensions

Location: Left field (E), Broadway, Interstate 70, Gateway Arch, and Mississippi River; third base (N), Walnut Street; first base (W), Seventh Street and 300 Stadium Plaza; right field (S), Spruce Street; Stadium Plaza surrounds the park.

Dimensions: Foul lines: 330; power alleys: 386 (1966), 376 (1973), 386 (1977), 383 (July 1983), 375 (1992), 372 (1996/97); center field: 414 (1966), 410 (1971), 414 (1972), 404 (1973), 414 (1977), 402 (1992); backstop: 64 (Vin Scullyís unofficial measurement during 1985 World Series showed this to be 50 rather than 64); foul territory: large.
Fences: Left and right fields: 10.5 (padded concrete), 8 (padded canvas, 1992); center field: 10.5 (padded concrete, 1966), 8 (wood, 1973), 10.5 (padded concrete, 1977), 8 (padded canvas, 1992).

Located near the banks of the Mississippi River and the majestic Gateway Arch (and across the street from the National Bowling Hall of Fame), the ballpark is actually the second Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The original was known as Sportsmanís Park until August Busch purchased it from the St. Louis Browns in 1953 and changed the name to Busch Stadium. It served as the home of the Cardinals until the new Busch Stadium was opened, as the centerpiece of a downtown revitalization project. Five World Series have been played at Busch. The Cardinals won the Series in 1967 and 1982 but lost in 1968, 1985, and 1987.


Seating Chart




1997 Attendence

Through September 8, 1997


Opponent Home Dates Home Att. Home Avg.   Road Dates Road Att. Road Avg.
Atlanta 5186,79337,359 6257,10242,850
Chicago (AL) 396,74432,248 000
Chicago (NL) 3107,36435,788 4150,10237,526
Cincinnati 3130,20443,401 6137,67622,946
Cleveland 2134,76067,380 000
Colorado 5166,66233,332 5284,45156,890
Florida 5151,23030,246 6160,22426,704
Houston 6164,73727,456 6150,29225,049
Kansas City 000 3108,88236,294
Los Angeles 4147,39936,850 5184,67536,935
Milwaukee 000 383,57227,857
Minnesota 390,16030,053 000
Montreal 5138,03527,607 6105,15917,527
New York (NL) 6194,78232,464 589,49817,900
Philadelphia 5168,69433,739 6101,07916,847
Pittsburgh 6198,03033,005 230,56315,282
San Diego 257,04628,523 5118,74123,748
San Francisco 6180,09130,015 357,89319,298





1997 Ticket Prices

LEVELINFIELDOUTFIELD CHILDREN'S
Field Box$19.00$16.00 -
Loge Box$18.00$16.00 -
Loge Reserved$13.00 $12.00-
Terrace Box$14.00$12.00 -
Terrace Reserved$11.00 $10.00$6.00*
Upper Terrace Reserved (Formerly General Admission) -$6.00$2.00*
Bleachers-$6.00 -
Standing Room$6.00$6.00-

*Children's pricing applies only to outfield seating.


Inside Busch Stadium

Click on the button below to view a 360 degree view inside Busch Stadium from Major League Baseball. You will need QuickTime and the QuickTime VR Player to view this image. If you have not installed them, there are Windows 95, Windows NT and Macintosh versions available at the QuickTime VR site. It is well worth the short wait! Simply click the cursor and look around inside of Busch.



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