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The Cardinals finally break ground on Ballpark Village

Feb 8, 2013, 3:01 PM EDT

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The Cardinals first started dreaming up Ballpark Village — the retail, restaurant, office and residential megaplex that is to surround Busch Stadium — over a decade ago. It was officially announced in 2008. Ground was supposed to have been broken that year. Then the economy went in the toilet so, since then, nothing has happened.  Until today that is:

After years of delays, ground was officially broken Friday on Ballpark Village in St. Louis, with plans to have attractions such as a Cardinals Hall of Fame and restaurant, a massive Anheuser-Busch-themed bar and a live entertainment plaza in place by Opening Day 2014.

There are some artist’s renderings of what it’s supposed to look like over at  Cool enough. And better late than never.


  1. proudlycanadian - Feb 8, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Nice to see them breaking ground on this project after breaking wind in 2008. It is a positive sign for the economy.

  2. unclemosesgreen - Feb 8, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    I don’t understand the delay, why didn’t they just tap into the bed tax? They probably attract as many tourists as Miami, right?

  3. kirkvanhouten - Feb 8, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Farewell Giant empty lot in the heart of downtown that would turn into a giant lake every time it rained.

    Let us never forget when you were put to the greatest use:

    • stlouis1baseball - Feb 8, 2013 at 4:36 PM

      LOL! Thanks for sharing Kirk. Ending my work week with a laugh. Well done.

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