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GlassSox
05-30-2012, 05:46 PM
Wife and I will be at the June 14th game and seated in the 1st base Red Bird Club.

Will anyone else be attending?

kittle42
05-30-2012, 05:54 PM
I am so mad this is a weekday series. I'd have been there, no question, otherwise.

Great ballpark, by the way.

Harry Potter
05-30-2012, 06:02 PM
DeadMoney and I will be there for all 3 games (then we are heading to LA for the Fri/Sat games of the Dodgers series).

Looking forward to checking out Busch Stadium and hoping to see a lot of White Sox fans out there!

ChicagoG19
05-30-2012, 07:22 PM
I will be there for the Thursday game. I still can't believe this is a weekday series.

chisoxfanatic
05-30-2012, 07:30 PM
I am so mad this is a weekday series. I'd have been there, no question, otherwise.

Great ballpark, by the way.
No kidding. I'd have definitely flown down and spent a night there had it been during the weekend! I'll be wrapping up the regular school year then.

RadioheadRocks
05-30-2012, 07:45 PM
With my new work schedule I now have a mid-week weekend, so I'll be flying up from Dallas for a game... haven't decided which one yet. Glad we're FINALLY playing an interleague game at the New Busch!

mattcoz
05-30-2012, 08:16 PM
If I can get a day off, I really want to get down there. What are the recommended bars to go to after a game?

robertks61
05-30-2012, 08:29 PM
Wednesday-Thursday, Drury at the Arch hotel but no game tickets yet. 2-4 of us going.

BigHurt3515
05-30-2012, 08:40 PM
I live in St. Louis and have been waiting for this for years!! I will be at all 3 games, hopefully when the gates open. I will most likely be in the bleachers (cheap seats on stubhub a day or 2 before the games just a tip :smile:)

dwitt76
05-30-2012, 09:03 PM
I wish this was a weekend series. Would be there in a heartbeat

ChiSoxFann
05-30-2012, 09:54 PM
I'll be there at the Wed and Thurs games staying at a nearby hotel with a group of 4. I'm glad the Sox are playing their best ball now since I bought the tickets months ago. No way did I expect the Sox to be in 1st heading into June.

I went to the park for the first time last year since I was already downstate for a family event and I'm excited to see it again. It really is a great stadium.

Any recommendations for bars or restaurants in St. Louis would be appreciated. I've hear Mike Shannon's is very expensive so I doubt I'll eat there, but I have no idea what else is down there.

TomParrish79
05-30-2012, 09:55 PM
I will be there for two of the games, driving up with a friend should be fun

DSpivack
05-30-2012, 10:04 PM
I'll be there at the Wed and Thurs games staying at a nearby hotel with a group of 4. I'm glad the Sox are playing their best ball now since I bought the tickets months ago. No way did I expect the Sox to be in 1st heading into June.

I went to the park for the first time last year since I was already downstate for a family event and I'm excited to see it again. It really is a great stadium.

Any recommendations for bars or restaurants in St. Louis would be appreciated. I've hear Mike Shannon's is very expensive so I doubt I'll eat there, but I have no idea what else is down there.

I don't know about bars (I was there quite a bit every summer with my dad growing up, but was last there when I was 16 or so), but from what I remember The Hill has a lot of good Italian restaurants (Yogi Berra & Joe Garagiola grew up in the neighborhood).

Frater Perdurabo
05-30-2012, 10:08 PM
I was there during the 2006 World Series. Check out the Central West End (accessible by light rail from the ballpark) or the Soulard District (a short cab ride south of the ballpark).

kittle42
05-30-2012, 10:27 PM
Do a search. Bars/restaurants in StL have been discussed on here before in detail.

Yelp is also good.

kevingrt
05-30-2012, 10:52 PM
I'll be there Tuesday and Wednesday for sure in the bleachers near the Sox bullpen. Don't know about Thursday yet.

BigHurt3515
05-31-2012, 12:24 AM
I'll be there Tuesday and Wednesday for sure in the bleachers near the Sox bullpen. Don't know about Thursday yet.

Im sure I will be finding trying to find bleacher seats by the bullpen as well on Wednesday.

thomas35forever
05-31-2012, 02:01 AM
My dad just bought tickets for Thursday tonight. Saw the park in '05 when it was under construction. Can't wait to see the finished product.

BigHurt3515
05-31-2012, 02:16 AM
My dad just bought tickets for Thursday tonight. Saw the park in '05 when it was under construction. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Been there probably 15 or so times and it is a great park. I have sat all over the place and there really isn't a bad seat in the whole place. But too me the bleachers is the best spot.

stl_sox_fan
05-31-2012, 10:30 AM
I'll be there for Wednesday and Thursday's games in LF below Big Mac Land each night. Had tickets for all 3 but double booked in Branson on Tuesday. Bummer!
I'll be in Sox apparel looking for some friendly faces!
Can't believe it's been 10 years since they've been here. I can remember seeing a young Albert Pujols in right field last time.

Dibbs
05-31-2012, 05:28 PM
I'll be there Wednesday and Thursday. I might be able to make it in time on Tuesday as well!

thomas35forever
05-31-2012, 09:19 PM
But too me the bleachers is the best spot.

Damn. We thought about bleacher seats, but I decided I wanted a panoramic view of the field instead, so I asked for seats in the upper deck instead. Wish I'd known this beforehand.

chisoxfanatic
05-31-2012, 09:24 PM
I'll be there at the Wed and Thurs games staying at a nearby hotel with a group of 4. I'm glad the Sox are playing their best ball now since I bought the tickets months ago. No way did I expect the Sox to be in 1st heading into June.

I went to the park for the first time last year since I was already downstate for a family event and I'm excited to see it again. It really is a great stadium.

Any recommendations for bars or restaurants in St. Louis would be appreciated. I've hear Mike Shannon's is very expensive so I doubt I'll eat there, but I have no idea what else is down there.
I went to a game there in 2008 and ate at Caleco's before the game. Great service, great food!

chisoxfanatic
05-31-2012, 09:25 PM
Damn. We thought about bleacher seats, but I decided I wanted a panoramic view of the field instead, so I asked for seats in the upper deck instead. Wish I'd known this beforehand.
I sat in the upper level and liked it. Their upper level is much nicer than ours. Plus, it's turned the correct way, so fans can take in the skyline view as well from up there. It's a nice view.

Lemon44
05-31-2012, 11:32 PM
Anyone attending : Get the cheapest tickets you can.

Given that these are weekday games and Cardinal fans can't even spell American League, local turnout could be weak or indifferent.

It's not difficult to move around the park.

Overall, as a stadium, it's OK, but I've always felt they could have done better.

If you want to have fun before/after the game, walking will lead to few results. The fun areas are farther away.

BigHurt3515
06-01-2012, 12:58 AM
Damn. We thought about bleacher seats, but I decided I wanted a panoramic view of the field instead, so I asked for seats in the upper deck instead. Wish I'd known this beforehand.

Upper Deck isn't bad but if I had to pick one spot to sit in it would be the bleachers.

thomas35forever
06-01-2012, 02:06 AM
As long as we're talking here, does anyone know the hotel the Sox are staying at?

HomeFish
06-01-2012, 02:15 AM
The bleachers at the previous Busch Stadium were pretty terrible. I'm surprised they're supposed to be so great at the new park.

ChiSoxGirl
06-02-2012, 12:37 AM
We'll be at Tuesday night's game somewhere in Sec. 261, courtesy of a friend of mine who works for the Cardinals.

nut_stock
06-02-2012, 01:03 AM
I'll be there for the Tuesday game. As for bars, there is a couple close by just south of 40. Patio's and the Ballpark Saloon. If you go a couple blocks west on Clark there is J Bucks. Just north of the vacant site of old Busch is Mike Shannon's... My favorite would be the Lacledes Landing area in between the new casino and the arch. Morgan Street Brewery is cool, and there are others along that strip as well ad the bars inside lumiere place casino.

By the way you can park cheap if you walk a few blocks. Around 7th and pine is a parking garage for $5. And it's less than 10 min walk to the park. You cn also park at the casino queen in east st Louis ( don't worry the casino is the one part of esl that is safe) and take the light rail to the park.

St Louis has an interesting attraction called the city museum that is not a typical museum...it even ha a bar that serves Schlafly! Its hard to describe but it's fun for all

Cardinal fans are generally nicer to visitors than most places I've been FYI....easy to make friends by ripping the cubs.

BigHurt3515
06-02-2012, 01:04 AM
We'll be at Tuesday night's game somewhere in Sec. 261, courtesy of a friend of mine who works for the Cardinals.

Uh can you tell him to hook me up? lol.

robertks61
06-02-2012, 02:45 PM
Take the Busch Stadium tour, well worth it.

thomas35forever
06-02-2012, 03:26 PM
Take the Busch Stadium tour, well worth it.
Highlights?

robertks61
06-02-2012, 05:51 PM
Dugout, field, press box, a couple of the club's, & a great Cardinal history lesson or 2! Lasts about a hour. Costed $10/person a couple of years ago.

Viva Medias B's
06-02-2012, 08:36 PM
If this wasn't the week before Father's Day, I'd be down there. :(:

mahagga73
06-02-2012, 09:33 PM
Wife and I will be at the June 14th game and seated in the 1st base Red Bird Club.

Will anyone else be attending?
I will be at tuesdays game.Wish it was on the weekend so I could stay.Nice park,easy to get to,only 160 miles away.Go there with Cardinal fan friends a lot,still prefer the Cell though.

mahagga73
06-02-2012, 09:37 PM
My dad just bought tickets for Thursday tonight. Saw the park in '05 when it was under construction. Can't wait to see the finished product.
The horrible humidity might throw some of you for a loop if it's hot,but yeah the park is nice,but I still think the Cell is more fan friendly.The new Busch reminds me of a big amusement park,and the prices are way higher for stuff at Busch than the Cell.

MARTINMVP
06-03-2012, 12:31 AM
The ballpark is nice. Agreed, in some aspects, there are a few nooks around the concourse area that may remind you of an amusement park.

Looking out towards the skyline is an awesome view.

The old bars over at the Landing... just right by the Lumiere Place casino is a fun spot. There's an outdoor beer garden area called Big Daddys. Walk past there, and the bouncer will give you a BUY ONE DRINK, GET ONE FREE card... in hopes you will stay.

Walk along Washington Street for a variety of bars.

Hint Hint -- I was in St. Louis for a night two weeks ago at the downtown Hilton for just $109 a night. Being that the series is on a weeknight, I'm not sure if that means hotels will be more available or not. The $109 price I booked a few weeks ago was a steal compared with what I normally find in St. Louis via the various Pricelines, and Expedias. There are cheaper alternatives in Clayton, MO, about a 10 to 15 minute drive west.

stl_sox_fan
06-08-2012, 08:30 AM
St Louis has an interesting attraction called the city museum that is not a typical museum...it even ha a bar that serves Schlafly! Its hard to describe but it's fun for all

Cardinal fans are generally nicer to visitors than most places I've been FYI....easy to make friends by ripping the cubs.

This! If you have time and are bringing kids, the city museum is amazing for kids and adults. Be sure to stretch out first...

I've been to several cards game in my sox apparel and they are pretty cool about it. "Enemy of my enemy is friend" I guess.

roylestillman
06-08-2012, 09:16 AM
Driving down for Thursday's game. Marks my 30th MLB ballpark (although 13 of them have been torn down or are no longer in use.)

BigHurt3515
06-08-2012, 12:15 PM
This! If you have time and are bringing kids, the city museum is amazing for kids and adults. Be sure to stretch out first...

I've been to several cards game in my sox apparel and they are pretty cool about it. "Enemy of my enemy is friend" I guess.

Every time I go to a Cardinals game I will always will a White Sox shirt. Nobody has ever said anything to me until the last game I went to when it was a Cards/Cubs game... Fredbird (Cards mascot) pointed at my shirt and shook his head and then some lady with Cardinals stuff on said I should be wearing a Cubs shirt. I didn't understand that at all.

stl_sox_fan
06-08-2012, 04:14 PM
Every time I go to a Cardinals game I will always will a White Sox shirt. Nobody has ever said anything to me until the last game I went to when it was a Cards/Cubs game... Fredbird (Cards mascot) pointed at my shirt and shook his head and then some lady with Cardinals stuff on said I should be wearing a Cubs shirt. I didn't understand that at all.

Cards fans were once voted the best fans...not the brightest....

BigHurt3515
06-10-2012, 05:09 PM
I really hope we play better this series then we did against the Astros. Too bad Sale isn't pitching

mahagga73
06-10-2012, 05:16 PM
Every time I go to a Cardinals game I will always will a White Sox shirt. Nobody has ever said anything to me until the last game I went to when it was a Cards/Cubs game... Fredbird (Cards mascot) pointed at my shirt and shook his head and then some lady with Cardinals stuff on said I should be wearing a Cubs shirt. I didn't understand that at all.
They don't have a clue outside Chicago what disdain Sox fans have for the Cubs.I always wear Sox stuff down there too for any Cardinals games I have been too,never heard a peep.

doublem23
06-10-2012, 07:45 PM
Every time I go to a Cardinals game I will always will a White Sox shirt. Nobody has ever said anything to me until the last game I went to when it was a Cards/Cubs game... Fredbird (Cards mascot) pointed at my shirt and shook his head and then some lady with Cardinals stuff on said I should be wearing a Cubs shirt. I didn't understand that at all.

Almost every Cardinal fan I have ever encountered makes no differentiation between Cubs and Sox fans; all they see is our road greys both say Chicago.

chisoxfanatic
06-10-2012, 08:12 PM
Every time I go to a Cardinals game I will always will a White Sox shirt. Nobody has ever said anything to me until the last game I went to when it was a Cards/Cubs game... Fredbird (Cards mascot) pointed at my shirt and shook his head and then some lady with Cardinals stuff on said I should be wearing a Cubs shirt. I didn't understand that at all.
When I was in St. Louis a few years ago, I wore a Pujols shirt and a Sox hat. The lady who served me at the place I went to before the game questioned me for it. That's the only experience I have like that.

JB98
06-10-2012, 09:53 PM
Almost every Cardinal fan I have ever encountered makes no differentiation between Cubs and Sox fans; all they see is our road greys both say Chicago.

Yeah, we're going Tuesday and I'm not really expecting to bond with Cardinal fans over mutual hatred of the Cubs. I went to college in Central Illinois and lived and worked downstate for a couple years after that. None of the St. Louis fans I encountered during that time ever had much nice to say about anything Chicago.

infohawk
06-10-2012, 10:06 PM
The wife and I will be at the June 14 game. Go Sox!:bandance:

RadioheadRocks
06-10-2012, 11:30 PM
Ticket for Tuesday night is all set, section 355, row 5, seat 17. Looks to be pretty decent, according to the seat finder photo on the website.

Harry Potter
06-11-2012, 08:10 AM
Looks like temps in the mid 80s for all 3 games. Can't wait!

GlassSox
06-11-2012, 09:42 AM
The other day I bought some $ 12 seats for Wednesday so my wife, two friends, & I will be at Wednesday and Thursday games. With the weather forecast dropping the temps into the 80s, it should be nice at the night games.

We are in NJ visiting for a granddaughter's high school graduation and then have to drive have 940 miles to St Louis.

On a side note, on the drive east we did eat lunch in a small restaurant in Nellie Fox's home town. The restaurant is right next to a billboard about him and of course the restaurant had a couple of items about him on the wall.

Will be looking for all of the Sox fans in Sox attire in St Louis. :D:

robertks61
06-11-2012, 06:27 PM
Stub Hub under face for WED & THR. Got Redbird Club for WED.

I wore a Bears sweatshirt in STL a few years back during a chc series. A lady in her 40's yelled from across the street and asked who I was rooting for. I yelled White Sox, she yelled back "something you"........really classy!

BigHurt3515
06-11-2012, 07:34 PM
Stub Hub under face for WED & THR. Got Redbird Club for WED.

I wore a Bears sweatshirt in STL a few years back during a chc series. A lady in her 40's yelled from across the street and asked who I was rooting for. I yelled White Sox, she yelled back "something you"........really classy!

Stubhub is great for Cardinals games. Still waiting until tomorrow morning to buy tickets for tomorrows game.

Foulke You
06-11-2012, 07:34 PM
Yeah, we're going Tuesday and I'm not really expecting to bond with Cardinal fans over mutual hatred of the Cubs. I went to college in Central Illinois and lived and worked downstate for a couple years after that. None of the St. Louis fans I encountered during that time ever had much nice to say about anything Chicago.
I went to Sox vs. Cards back in the late 90s (1998 I think...) at the old Busch Stadium and the Cards fans were anything but friendly towards us. I got pelted with peanuts from above every time I went to the concourse. Most of the razzing we received was a bit more mean spirited than I was expecting. It's not like the Sox were winning that day either. I remember Scott Eyre started the game for us and you can imagine how well that went. Maybe it was just a bad crowd that night but it was one of my worst Sox "road" experiences ever.

JohnTucker0814
06-11-2012, 08:04 PM
I'll be there Tuesday, about 10 rows behind the White Sox Dugout! It will actually be the first time I've been to new Busch... I'm excited!

JB98
06-11-2012, 11:03 PM
Southpaw will also be on hand...

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120611&content_id=33137024&vkey=pr_cws&c_id=cws&partnerId=ed-6052895-281723450

ChiSoxGirl
06-11-2012, 11:05 PM
I really hope we play better this series then we did against the Astros. Too bad Sale isn't pitching

True, but we need him for the series against the Dodgers. Sale will go up against Kershaw on Friday night. That should be a great pitching match up.

ChiSoxGirl
06-11-2012, 11:06 PM
Southpaw will also be on hand...

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120611&content_id=33137024&vkey=pr_cws&c_id=cws&partnerId=ed-6052895-281723450

Perhaps I should challenge you to get your picture taken with our mascot while we're in St. Louis.... :wink:

BigHurt3515
06-11-2012, 11:16 PM
Perhaps I should challenge you to get your picture taken with our mascot while we're in St. Louis.... :wink:

I know this wasn't towards me but I will take that challenge.

ChiSoxGirl
06-11-2012, 11:22 PM
I know this wasn't towards me but I will take that challenge.

I'd say you're on, but I wouldn't know who you were. From what it sounds like, there'll be quite a few Sox fans down in St. Louis with us.

Harry Potter
06-11-2012, 11:22 PM
Sale will go up against Kershaw on Friday night. That should be a great pitching match up.

I can't wait to see that pitching match up in person on Friday!

ChiSoxGirl
06-11-2012, 11:24 PM
I can't wait to see that pitching match up in person on Friday!

You're going to LA LA Land?! Sweet! That's going to be an epic pitching match up. Enjoy and don't leave the game early to be the freeway traffic! :wink:

stl_sox_fan
06-13-2012, 05:17 PM
Hope to see some Sox fans there tonight! I'll be in left field under Big Mac Land wearing the home white uni.
Here's to the offense/defense staying hot. Matchup tonight looks great. Lynn has been very good.

Go Sox!

Viva Medias B's
06-13-2012, 10:12 PM
I really wish I was in St. Louis for this series, but my job prevented me from traveling this week. Did anyone go to Shannon's last night after the game?