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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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