Busch Stadium is where St. Louis Cardinals (MLB team) call home. It is the replacement stadium for the old Busch Memorial Stadium. This new stadium sits on part of the former stadium’s property. The new stadium, which has 3,706 club seats and 61 luxury suites, hosted the 2009 MLB All-Star Game.
The opening game for the new stadium in 2006 was between two minor-league teams. The Springfield Cardinals beat the Memphis Redbirds by a score of 5 to 3. These teams are both part of the St. Louis Cardinals system. The first game for the St. Louis Cardinals at the new park was against the Milwaukee Brewers on the 10th of April 2006. The Cardinals won 6 to 4.
The new Busch Stadium is the latest of three stadiums to carry the Busch name. The first was back in 1953 when the Cardinals’ organization renamed the Sportman’s Park as Busch Stadium to honor the Cardinals’ owner Gussie Busch. The Cardinals shut it down in 1966. The second was in 1996 when the baseball and football Cardinals teams both moved into the multi-purpose Busch Memorial Stadium. Then the St. Louis Cardinals moved into the current baseball-only stadium as of April 10, 2006.
Tenant: St. Louis Cardinals (MLB)