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May 16, 2016

Extra MetroLink Service for Playoff Hockey Action and Baseball on May 17

Metro will provide extra MetroLink service during the evening on Tuesday, May 17, making it easy to take in the excitement of the Stanley Cup Conference Finals as the St. Louis Blues take on the San Jose Sharks, or baseball action at Busch Stadium as the St. Louis Cardinals face off against the Colorado Rockies. Metro is a convenient way for sports fans to get to the games, to pre-game rallies, and to downtown sports bars and restaurants while avoiding heavy traffic and high-priced parking options.

Fans can park at any of the 21 free Park-Ride lots located at MetroLink stations in both Missouri

and Illinois, and purchase a round-trip MetroLink ticket for $5 to ride to any of the six MetroLink stations serving downtown St. Louis, including the Stadium MetroLink Station outside of Busch Stadium and the Civic Center MetroLink Station, just steps away from the Scottrade Center. Passengers headed to the Scottrade Center from the Civic Center Station should note that the north pathway from the station is closed due to construction, so they will exit the MetroLink platform up the stairs to 14th Street and then head north to get to the Scottrade Center.

MetroBus is another great option for getting to downtown St. Louis. Sports fans can catch the #40 Broadway or #99 Downtown Trolley, which both have stops near Busch Stadium, or ride on one of 18 MetroBus routes to the Union Station MetroLink Station, located just west of the Scottrade Center.

To plan your trip, download the Metro On The Go App to your mobile device, use the Trip Planner on metrostlouis.org or contact Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

About Metro

Metro is the operator of the St. Louis region’s public transportation system, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; 399 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 78 MetroBus routes in Missouri and Illinois; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 122 vans. Metro is an enterprise of Bi-State Development (BSD), which also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport and its surrounding industrial business park; the Gateway Arch Riverboats, as well as operates the Gateway Arch Revenue Collections Center and Gateway Arch trams. BSD also operates the Bi-State Development Research Institute and the St. Louis Regional Freightway.

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