Tens of thousands of soccer fans will head to downtown St. Louis on Friday, November 13, to watch the U.S. Men’s National Team take on Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Match at Busch Stadium. Metro makes it easy to join in the fun and excitement without worrying about navigating rush hour traffic or trying to find a place to park.
Soccer fans can park at any one of 21 free Park-Ride lots in Missouri and Illinois, and for $5 – the cost of two single-ride tickets on MetroLink – take MetroLink to and from the game. Soccer fans should ride the train to the Stadium MetroLink Station, located just steps away from Busch Stadium. The 2018 World Cup Qualifier is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. with fan festivities kicking off at 1:30 p.m. on the Ballpark Village parking lot.
Due to the Spruce Street Bridge reconstruction project at Eighth & Spruce Streets, MetroLink passengers can only access the Stadium Station from the north at the Clark Street stationentrance. The Spruce Street entrance (south entrance) of the Stadium Station is closed during construction so passengers are not able to get to the platform from the south side of the station.
To plan your trip on Metro, visit metrostlouis.org or contact Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Metro is the operator of the St. Louis region’s public transportation system, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; 391 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 77 MetroBus routes in Missouri and Illinois; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 120 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 Regional Freight District.