Making Your Commute to Busch Stadium Easier, More Efficient and Less Stressful
With the start of a promising new season, I thought it would be beneficial to offer some helpful downtown travel tips to our most loyal fans. St. Louis natives are no stranger to construction zones, closed highways and downtown congestion, but for those of you who do not live in the St. Louis area or travel downtown often, there have been some major changes since last season that we want to make sure you are aware of them. Getting to Busch Stadium to watch your favorite team play should be enjoyable, but during rush hour traffic, especially on weeknights, it can be confusing and hectic if you do not plan ahead.
Our Illinois fans will still have the convenient option of using the Redbird Express to all 81 of our home games. Busses leave from St. Clair Square in Fairview Heights, IL, beginning two hours prior to the game, with service every twenty minutes. More information can be found online at: http://www.scctd.org/St_clair_transit_specials_redbird.html
Serving both sides of the Mississippi River is the Metrolink, St. Louis' very own light rail system. With easy access directly across from the stadium, the Metrolink is a great resource for fans facing a congested commute to and from the games, or for fans looking to save money on parking. For more information on Metrolink's schedules, fares and stops, please visit: http://www.metrostlouis.org/
With Interstate 64/40 closed between Ballas Road and I-170, our Missouri fans to the west will be facing some significant changes in travel this season as well. Of course, fans still have the option to use Interstates 44, 55, 70 and Forest Park Parkway, but they might face heavier traffic than normal. The Metrolink will also be a valuable resource to our ticket holders that would usually travel I-64 down to our beautiful Busch Stadium. Another attractive alternative would be to travel downtown earlier than normal to enjoy a pre-game dinner or drink at one of the many fine restaurants located within walking distance of Busch Stadium.
Any way you choose to travel, we hope all of our fans have a safe and comfortable commute to all of our 81 home games this season.