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James Sutton, St. Louis, MO -- Oct 09, 2006 13:40 PM
6 visit(s). My rating: 8
Excitement over Busch III made the loss of Busch II easier to take. I was fortunate enough to be at the first baseball game played, which was the exhibition game between the two minor league clubs. It was strange going to a ball game that was not at Busch II. Quickly I warmed up to it. Over this first season, I went to 7 regular season games and then the first post season game at the new home (8 games total). I saw 6 wins and 2 losses. The best highlight in the games I attended was the Wed. night game in the last week of the season against the Padres while the Cards were in a free fall. Down 2-1 in the bottom of the 8th with 2 outs, Pujols hit a 3 run shot into the new Big Mac Land, which was the first homer to land there. The Cards win the game and manage to win the division. Besides that, there has already been many memorable moments in the new Busch. I am certain that this is the tip of the iceberg as Busch III has already shown that it can win the hearts of those fans who hated to see Busch II go. GO CARDS!

Kris Stull, Lake Mills , WI -- Jun 27, 2009 13:56 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 7
I'm a Brewers fan through and through. First stadium visit outside WI for me. I have to say it's a very nice stadium. lots of room between the rows and cupholders in the upperdeck (nice feature that Miller Park doesn't have). Food was good, beer was a little pricy, very good baseball atmosphere in the stadium.

Stefanos K, Boston, MA -- Jul 04, 2009 19:15 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 8
I went to Busch Stadium in 2008 the game was Cards-Mets game the matchup was Maine vs Wellemeyer when I walked into the Stadium I felt invited the hot dogs I got were good but not the best I sat at the Field Box slightly on the 1st bse side it was a pretty comfortable place nice sightlines great atmosphere.ratings:Food B Atmosphere A comfort A Overall A-

Nick G, New York, NY -- Jul 23, 2011 20:43 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 7
Went here once in 2009; the sea of red one encounters when entering the ballpark is a sight to see. A nice touch are the foul lines of old Busch Stadium, which are marked by white lines in the concourses. The fans were the most memorable and fun aspect of the game, in an otherwise fairly boring ballpark.

Zach LaFleur, Fowlerville, MI -- Oct 10, 2014 20:13 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 8
This one is about how our Comerica Park in Detroit should have been built! The only downside is that Busch III's playing field could be deeper in center field, as is also the case at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington! At least they brought that Lowrey Stardust (Symphony or whatever that model of organ they have) over from Busch II! These things cost $65000, $70000, and even $80000) new and hold their retail value worse than autos, boats, or anything with a motor for that matter! Another thing, I am starting to miss the 50000 seat (and greater) major league ballpark, as well as local over the air television coverage of my favorite teams and matchups!

Zach LaFleur, Fowlerville, MI -- Jan 30, 2016 22:22 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 8
Why was the football field laid out in such a transverse way? A couple of better options would have been third base to right center field (preferable because of where the scoreboard is), even that, even though that direction is east to west. Or if you wanted north to south, it would have to be first base to left center field. Up the middle or transverse is too far away from expensive seating and too close to cheap seating, even for a college bowl game (and it just looks wrong and impractical), since, unlike Busch II, Busch III didn't have any moveable lower deck installed.

Zach LaFleur, Fowlerville, MI -- Jan 30, 2016 22:23 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 8
The soccer pitch is about correct in how it is laid out in this park being that any other way and the seats are too far from the field.

COLBY M, Hazewlood, MO -- Jul 14, 2016 17:11 PM
10 visit(s). My rating: 9
First visited in May of 2006, but average about 7-10 games per year. This park simply exudes reverence for the game. The atmosphere takes on an almost-too-serious tone, with 42,000+ people taking what they are watching directly to heart. It is absolutely beautiful, with a great view of the skyline, and stunning architecture. The red seats create a perfect contrast with the green field/walls, and the brick exterior is gorgeous. The field symmetry plays well in St. Louis, with a fan base that detests "porches" and anything else that might "sully the game". The more open layout is much appreciated in the oppressive humidity of St. Louis summers. There are multiple food and drink options, but they all tend to be a bit on the pricey side. The staff is friendly, but generally not as playful as other places.

Shane Schirmer, Medina, OH -- Oct 09, 2019 16:32 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 7
A nice, big corporate park. I will say one thing, Cardinals fans love baseball, and I feel management did all they could to show love, respect, and passion for the game when building this park. If you go, be ready for a big, red wearing, baseball savvy crowd.

James Ray, Ankeny, IA -- Nov 07, 2022 15:22 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 7
I drove by and took a tour of the stadium's suites and 2nd/3rd deck portion and I must say the atmosphere and the architectural characteristics of this place are an excellent feeling. I particularly enjoy the fact that the field is almost symmetrical but still somehow retains a retro-classic vibe to it. The seating patterns in the outfield also help express its retro vibe to it. On the interior, its easy accessibility to the concessions and the restrooms is also a very nice amenity, and the prices for some of the food items aren't all that expensive compared to some of the other major stadiums in neighboring cities and states. Although I've never seen a game here, I would definitely love to sometime in the future.

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