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itsnotrequired
07-20-2006, 09:02 AM
ST. LOUIS -- Thirty people were injured as high wind blew out press box windows, overturned portable concession stands and ripped the tarp at new Busch Stadium on Wednesday night before the Cardinals' game against the Atlanta Braves was scheduled to start.

Five fans were taken to hospitals, according to Norm Corley, a supervisor with Accu-Care, which handles medical issues at the stadium. One of them had a dislocated hip, another a dislocated shoulder, two had back injuries and a fifth had a seizure apparently unrelated to the storm, Corley said.

Right after the national anthem, dark clouds [:tongue: ] moved over the ballpark and dust began swirling 20 feet in the air. Several fans could be heard yelling as they scattered for cover.

As the wind got harder and louder, about half of the plastic window sheets protecting the open-air press box popped out of place. At least one of them -- about 10 feet wide and 5 feet high -- flew into the stands. The other sheets toppled into the box.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/sns-ap-bbn-busch-stadium-wind-damage,1,7909579.story?coll=chi-news-hed

Norberto7
07-20-2006, 09:07 AM
Well, I don't know why they made the weather do that, but it obviously was on purpose.

http://www.failedsuccess.com/index.php?/weblog/more/arch_weather_story/

kobo
07-20-2006, 09:07 AM
Wow. That is amazing.

Law11
07-20-2006, 09:08 AM
I could see this happening.. The wind seems to swirl wierd there.
i was there a few weeks back to see the place vs KC and we sat in the LF bleachers. As hot as it was the wind seemed to whip around that place as you walked through different parts of the concourse.

We never made it upstairs but I could see how the wind would be a real
element up there.

I have some shots of the place in our photo gallery..

Such an upgrade over the old place. Not even comparable..
I swear that town has Cardinal Clubhouses (shops) every few miles in that town...

Viva Medias B's
07-20-2006, 09:43 AM
I just missed witnessing this episode in person, having left St. Louis hours before the storm hit. The storm did much more than cause problems at Busch Stadium. It knocked out power to hundreds of thousands on both sides of the river and caused widespread damage.

the gooch
07-20-2006, 11:01 AM
is the new stadium built on an indian burial ground?

Law11
07-20-2006, 12:00 PM
is the new stadium built on an indian burial ground?


Yes, and people vanish into the large plasma's around the park.
"Go into the light carol ann"

Clembasbal
07-20-2006, 12:22 PM
That storm did move back to St. Louis after Chicago, which is very odd...but all that stuff is just BS. As a geographer, I can tell you that things happen oddly all the time and have done so for millions of years.

DSpivack
07-20-2006, 08:21 PM
Wow. scary stuff. I remember the crazy summer of 1993 trying to go to a Cards game, but returning to our hotel, as there was a Tornado warning nearby.

cbotnyse
07-22-2006, 05:29 PM
I just came across this footage from the storm that blew through StL during that game.....link (http://www.break.com/index/cardinals_trash_can_take_out.html):o:

gbergman
07-22-2006, 05:36 PM
I just came across this footage from the storm that blew through StL during that game.....link (http://www.break.com/index/cardinals_trash_can_take_out.html):o:
Jesus tapdancing Christ