The 2017 NHL Winter Classic is coming to St. Louis, and Metro makes it easy to enjoy all of the excitement of outdoor hockey at Busch Stadium as the St. Louis Blues take on the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday, January 2, and former Blues superstars take on their old Blackhawks rivals for the NHL Winter Classic Alumni game on Saturday, December 31. Metro is a great way for hockey fans to get to the games and all of the festivities in downtown St. Louis while avoiding traffic, crowded streets and high-priced parking.
Sports fans can park at any of the 21 free Park-Ride lots in Missouri and Illinois, purchase a round-trip MetroLink ticket for just $5 and ride the train to the center of all of the action at the Stadium MetroLink Station, which is located directly outside of Busch Stadium. MetroBus is another great option for getting to the games. The #40 Broadway and #99 Downtown Trolley MetroBus routes both have stops near Busch Stadium.
MetroLink will operate on a weekend schedule for both Winter Classic games on December 31 and January 2, with trains arriving at the Stadium MetroLink Station every 10 minutes. MetroBus will operate on a Saturday schedule on December 31, and on a Sunday schedule on January 2.
To plan your trip, download the Metro On The Go app to your mobile device, check out MetroLink and MetroBus schedules or the online TripPlanner at 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. Please note that Metro Transit Information will be closed on Monday, January 2.
Metro is the operator of the St. Louis region’s public transportation system, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; approximately 400 vehicle MetroBus fleet that operates on 79 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, the Bi-State Development Research Institute, the Gateway Arch Riverboats, and operates the Gateway Arch Trams and Revenue Collections Center. BSD also operates the St. Louis Regional Freightway.