The St. Louis Cardinals are a professional baseball team that compete in the Central Division in the National League of Major League Baseball (MLB). They are based in St. Louis, Missouri, where the team was founded in 1882 as the “Brown Stockings.” They joined the National League in 1892 and their name was changed to the Cardinals in 1900. The Cardinals are the most successful National League team and have won a total of 11 World Series Titles. Let’s take a look at where the Cardinals play their home games.
Where do the St. Louis Cardinals play?
Since 2006 the Cardinals have played their home games at Busch Stadium. Interestingly, this is the third stadium that the Cardinals have played at to bear this name and it is for this reason that it is sometimes called the New Busch Stadium. The stadium took more than 2 years to build at a total cost of $365 million. It is owned and operated by the team and is sometimes used for concerts, as well as college and high school baseball. Busch Stadium seats 43,975, but this can be expanded by almost 3,000 spectators with standing room tickets. The record attendance came during the 2011 World Series when 47,399 people came to watch the Cardinals win their 11th World Series Title.
Before moving into Busch Stadium the Cardinals played at the Busch Memorial Stadium from 1966-2005. This stadium was demolished in 2005.