Busch Stadium is a baseball stadium located in St. Louis, Missouri. The stadium opened in 2006 with a capacity of 44,494 and is the current home ground of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Built to replace the Cardinal’s former home Busch Memorial Stadium, the new Busch Stadium was built as a baseball specific stadium in a retro-modern style. Busch Stadium was one of many baseball stadiums built in the 1990s and early 2000s that replaced former multipurpose, “cookie-cutter” stadiums across the United States.
Built in downtown St. Louis, on land formally occupied by the Cardinal’s former home, the stadium was positioned perfectly to take advantage of its location with the downtown skyline and the iconic St. Louis Arch towering over the outfield. The current stadium is the third home of the St. Louis Cardinals to carry the Busch name, named after St. Louis brewer Anheuser-Busch.
Since opening, the area around Busch Stadium has been enhanced to improve the game day experience for visitors. A statue of Cardinals legend Stan Musial can be found outside the gate three entrance and a larger group of 11 statues, dedicated to former St. Louis greats, can be found outside the stadium’s home plate entrance.
In 2020, the St. Louis Ballpark Village opened across the street from Busch Stadium. Opened as a mixed-use entertainment area, Ballpark Village offers a number of shopping, dining and entertainment options for visitors to enjoy before and after a game.