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Busch Memorial Stadium

Busch Memorial Stadium

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Address 250 Stadium Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63102
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  The Facility  
Date Opened May 12, 1966
Date Demolished December 8, 2005
Ownership
(Management)
St. Louis Cardinals
(St. Louis Cardinals)
Surface Grass
(1966-1969)
AstroTurf
(1970-1995)
Grass
(1996-2005)
Cost of Construction $25 million
Stadium Financing Private
Former Names Civic Center Busch Memorial Stadium
(1966-1981)
Busch Stadium
(1982-2005)
Stadium Architect Sverdrup & Parcel and Associates
Edward Durell Stone
Schwarz & Van Hoefen, Associated
Capacity 60,000
Luxury Suites None
Club Seats None
  Other Facts  
Former Tenants St. Louis Cardinals
(MLB) (1966-2005)
St. Louis Cardinals
(NFL) (1966-1987)
St. Louis Stars
(NPSL/NASL) (1967-1974)
St. Louis Rams
(NFL) (1995)
Population Base 2,500,000
On Site Parking 6,000
Nearest Airport Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL)
Retired Numbers #8 Larry Wilson
#77 Stan Mauldin
#88 J.V. Cain
#99 Marshall Goldberg

Sources: Mediaventures

Busch Memorial Stadium

Busch Stadium, home of two NFL teams during its existence, also served as the home of the St. Louis Cardinals (MLB). During the 1950's talk began about the possibility of building a circular multipurpose stadium in downtown St. Louis. For more than five decades, the Cardinals had been playing at Sportsmans Park. In 1960, the Chicago Cardinals moved to St. Louis giving the city a professional football team. Both football and baseball teams shared the same name, St. Louis Cardinals, and shared the same facility Sportsmans Park. By the early 1960ís Anheuser-Busch pledged $5 million, and the city pledged $20 million toward a new stadium. On May 24, 1964 ground was broken for a stadium on 30 acres in downtown St. Louis. A concrete, circular, multipurpose stadium was built in just under two years.

Busch Memorial Stadium
The St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) played their first game at Busch Stadium on September 11, 1966. Three tiers of 50,000 red circled the grass gridiron. In order for the stadium to be converted from a baseball field to football, two sets of 8,000 seats could be moved parallel to each other to form the football gridiron. Astroturf replaced natural grass in 1973, so the stadium could be converted from football to baseball more easily. With dwindling attendance and two consecutive losing seasons, the owner of the Cardinals, decided to move the team west to Phoenix, AZ after the 1987 season. The St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Giants 27-24 before 29,623 fans in their final game at Busch Stadium in the late afternoon on December 13, 1987.

The St. Louis Cardinals (MLB), were the only tenant of the stadium until 1995, when the Los Angeles Rams moved to St. Louis. The Rams played part of the 1995 season at Busch Stadium, and then moved into their own stadium, the Edward Jones Dome. The last NFL game at Busch Stadium was on October 22, 1995 when the San Francisco Forty-Niners defeated the St. Louis Rams 44-10 in front of a sellout crowd and a national television audience. After the Rams moved out of Busch Stadium, it was retrofitted for baseball only. Grass replaced the Astroturf, and numerous other features were done to Busch Stadium.

Source: Stadiums of the NFL

Racine Cardinals / Chicago Cardinals / St. Louis Cardinals / Arizona Cardinals

Normal
Field

Normal Field
1920-1921
Comiskey
Park

Comiskey Park

1922-1925
Normal
Field

Normal Field
1926-1928
Comiskey
Park

Comiskey Park

1929-1958
Solider
Field

Solider Field

1959
Sportsmans
Park

Sportsmans Park

1960-1965
Busch Memorial
Stadium

Busch Memorial Stadium

1966-1987
Sun Devil
Stadium

Sun Devil Stadium

1987-2006
University of Phoenix Stadium
University of Phoenix Stadium

2006-Present

Cleveland Rams/Los Angles Rams/St. Louis Rams

Municipal Stadium
Municipal Stadium

1936-1937
1939-1941
1945
League Park
League Park

1937
1942
1944-1945
Shaw Stadium
Shaw Stadium
1938
 
 
LA Coliseum
LA Coliseum

1946-1979
 
 
Anaheim Stadium
Anaheim Stadium

1980-1994
Busch Stadium
Busch Stadium

1995
Edward Jones Dome
Edward Jones Dome

1995-Present

St. Louis Cardinals

Sportsman's Park I
Sportsman's Park I
1876-1877
Vandeventer Lot
Vandeventer Lot
1885-1886
Robison Field
Robison Field
1893-1920
Sportsman's Park II
Sportsman's Park II
1920-1966
Busch Memorial Stadium
Busch Memorial Stadium
1966-2005
Busch Stadium
Busch Stadium
2006-Present


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