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This stadium looks awesome, love the view of the arch.

I remember the reds had to cut out some of the old Cinergy Field/ Riverfront Stadium to make way for the new GABP

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Looks like it could have been made into a stadium for the Olympics.

Thanks for reminding me.

Was this stadium desinged by the same guy/group that designed Camden Yards and Turner Field?

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Yeah, that does look like something that HOK designed. They also designed Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery.

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Yeah, that does look like something that HOK designed. They also designed Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery.

And is designing the new park in Downtown Nashville for '08?.

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Looks like it could have been made into a stadium for the Olympics.

That wouldve been cool had they found some way to keep the unobtrusive half of Busch II. Maybee made it into some sort of shopping/Restaruant/parking/museum/whatever area. Ive heard thats what theyre gonna try and do when they build the new Yankee Stadium that is rumored to go up some time within the next decade.

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I've been to Turner, Pac Bell (AT&T?), Wrigley, Bush II, AstroDome, McAffee (A's), Fenway, Old and New Comiskey, RFK, Great American, ...and hope to attend Bush III this year.

Turner and PacBell are tied, head and sholders above the rest for 'nicest' ball park (cant shortchange the history in the CHi and Boston parks) but Bush III looks to be quite a Gem.

Pat, when are you inviting me up to catch a game?

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Wasn't Busch III built next door to Busch II?  Did I miss the implosion, or has it just been hidden from these pictures?

I'm by no means an expert at the layout of St. Louis, but I thought the two were in the same area....

In fact, they overlaped... If you went to a game at Busch II last year, you could see that Busch III was half built, and that they were going to have to take down Busch II to finish Busch III.

As for an implosion, there was none. Busch III was so far ahead of schedule, they decided to tear it down in traditional wrecking ball fashion. I'm sure some of the St. Louis fans here will have the pics of the overlap, and the tear-down...

Moose

Here, I think I posted this before, but this is from the Cards website and was in the Media Guide last season.

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Wasn't Busch III built next door to Busch II?  Did I miss the implosion, or has it just been hidden from these pictures?

I'm by no means an expert at the layout of St. Louis, but I thought the two were in the same area....

In fact, they overlaped... If you went to a game at Busch II last year, you could see that Busch III was half built, and that they were going to have to take down Busch II to finish Busch III.

As for an implosion, there was none. Busch III was so far ahead of schedule, they decided to tear it down in traditional wrecking ball fashion. I'm sure some of the St. Louis fans here will have the pics of the overlap, and the tear-down...

Moose

Here, I think I posted this before, but this is from the Cards website and was in the Media Guide last season.

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That's exactly the rendering I was thinking of when I wrote that... It was pretty neat to see last year, and I think I will be able to make it down there again to see Busch III, but not until next year (the Frozen 4 is there in '07)...

Moose

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even as a huge cubs fan I can appriciate the city of st louis.

I made the trip to busch II in 1999 and came away impressed with the old stadium...the new stadium looks like it will blow the old one away and I can't wait to head back to see my cubbies take down the cards. :D ...awesome looking stadium

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Once again The Cardinals show us why they are the best organization in baseball.

That stadium is simply beautiful. Can i say College midterm vacation spot? Anyway im glad my Cards are good at nearly everything. :P

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As I'm writing this, I'm watching the FSN Midwest telecast (on DirecTV for me) between the Cardinals' minor league teams--Triple-A Memphis versus Single-A Springfield, and they've christened the new Busch III. In the 1st and 2nd innings, Cards president Mark Lamping joined the broadcasters and are discussing the new ballpark. As it stands, the upper deck area towards left field is yet to be finish, and Lamping said that they should be finishing installing the seats by the next couple of weeks. By my view, the ballpark looks fantastic, it looks it have some elements of Busch II, like where the bullpen areas are located...they're pretty similar in location. The crowd attendance is pretty big, especially watching two minor league teams play. By my estimation, there's probably a good 30,000 plus tonight in Saint Louis.

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As I'm writing this, I'm watching the FSN Midwest telecast (on DirecTV for me) between the Cardinals' minor league teams--Triple-A Memphis versus Single-A Springfield, and they've christened the new Busch III. In the 1st and 2nd innings, Cards president Mark Lamping joined the broadcasters and are discussing the new ballpark. As it stands, the upper deck area towards left field is yet to be finish, and Lamping said that they should be finishing installing the seats by the next couple of weeks. By my view, the ballpark looks fantastic, it looks it have some elements of Busch II, like where the bullpen areas are located...they're pretty similar in location. The crowd attendance is pretty big, especially watching two minor league teams play. By my estimation, there's probably a good 30,000 plus tonight in Saint Louis.

It was a selllout. Soldout in 15-20 minutes in fact. The empty sections weren't sold for this game, and then of course there are the LF upper deck seats that you mentioned that aren't installed yet (that was the plan though--in fact, they are way ahead of schedule on that part).

The park looks absolutely gorgeous and the skyline view is awesome. The dimensions are intentionally very similar to Busch II. If it weren't for the brick (which looks great), it'd be hard to tell from any of the field shots that this isn't Busch II.

I love the mixing of old and new. It's just beautiful.

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There were about 37K there, per the Cards, though I'm sure a bunch of people were walkign around checking out the park.

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Are the seats in the middle and upper deck on the left field side not open yet? It looks like all the seats are in place.

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Are the seats in the middle and upper deck on the left field side not open yet? It looks like all the seats are in place.

I was there today (pictures soon) and there are seats there. But, there is nothing behind them. No bathrooms, concessions, ways to get there, nothing. I think they are saying June or so.

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yeah there is still a lot of structural work to be done on that corner of the stadium, during games they have security guards and ushers blocking the steps and ramps to those areas.

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