Thousands of sports fans, families and individuals will head to downtown St. Louis on April 27 and April 28 for Cardinals baseball and playoff hockey games, and to Forest Park for Earth Day festivities. Metro Transit is a great environmentally-friendly option for anyone who wants to enjoy all of the fun and excitement without worrying about traffic jams, road closures or finding (and paying for) parking.
Baseball and hockey fans will fill downtown St. Louis on Saturday afternoon (April 27) as the St. Louis Blues face off against the Dallas Stars at the Enterprise Center and the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Cincinnati Reds at Busch Stadium. Sports fans can park for free at any of the 21 Park-Ride lots located at Metro Transit Centers in both Missouri and Illinois, purchase a round-trip MetroLink ticket for just $5 and ride to any of the six MetroLink stations serving downtown St. Louis, including the Stadium Station outside of Busch Stadium and the Civic Center Station by the Enterprise Center.
Additional Metro Transit security and staff will be on the MetroLink system to assist riders. With both the Blues and Cardinals in action at around the same time on Saturday, MetroLink Operations will monitor platforms for crowds throughout the day and will add extra trains into service, if needed.
MetroBus is another option to get to the games downtown. Fans can ride on any of 19 MetroBus routes to the Civic Center Transit Center, located directly south of Enterprise Center and only two blocks west of Busch Stadium.
The 30th annual Earth Day Festival returns to Forest Park on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and April 28. The festival will be held near The Muny grounds from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days, and visitors can learn about the environment, sustainable-living and more about Metro Transit, while enjoying food, entertainment and hands-on activities for all ages.
Festival-goers looking for a convenient, environmentally-friendly option can walk, bicycle or carpool to one of the 21 free Metro Transit Park-Ride lots in Missouri and Illinois, and ride MetroLink to the Forest Park-DeBaliviere, Skinker or Central West End MetroLink Stations. All are a short distance from the festival grounds in Forest Park.
Visit the Metro Transit information booth and the Gateway Bus at the festival to learn more about using public transit, new transportation resources, and enter a drawing for a chance to win a monthly Metro Transit pass.
To plan your Metro Transit trip this weekend, download Transit app to your mobile device, use Trip Planner, or contact Metro Transit Information, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. by calling 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345 or texting 314-207-9786.
About Metro Transit
Metro Transit operates the St. Louis region’s public transportation system which includes 400 clean-burning diesel buses that serve 83 MetroBus routes in eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois. Metro also operates MetroLink light rail vehicles on 46 miles of track serving 38 stations in the two-state area, and operates Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 122 vans. Metro Transit is a Bi-State Development enterprise.