Metro Transit is your ticket to convenient, easy access to the St. Louis Cardinals first game of the season at Busch Stadium and all of the Opening Day festivities in downtown St. Louis on April 4. With thousands of people heading downtown for both the Cardinals home opener and to watch the St. Louis Blues take on the Philadelphia Flyers at the Enterprise Center, and rallies and special events planned throughout the day, Metro Transit is the perfect option to enjoy all of the fun and excitement while avoiding traffic jams, road construction and parking challenges.
Sports fans can leave their vehicles at any one of the 21 free Park-Ride lots located at MetroLink stations in Missouri and Illinois, purchase a $5 round-trip MetroLink ticket and ride to the Stadium MetroLink Station to get to Busch Stadium and Ballpark Village. Or they can take MetroLink to one of the other five downtown MetroLink stations to enjoy pre-game rallies and activities.
Metro Transit will have additional security and staff at various locations on the MetroLink system on Opening Day to assist sports fans. MetroLink riders will see a visible presence on the MetroLink system of Metro personnel and its law enforcement partners from the St. Louis County Police Department, St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.
MetroBus is another option for getting downtown to enjoy Opening Day. Fans can catch the #40 North Broadway or #99 Downtown Trolley routes, which both have stops near Busch Stadium, or ride on any one of 19 MetroBus routes to the Civic Center Transit Center, which is located a few blocks west of Busch Stadium.
Metro Transit has also teamed up with Citizens for Modern Transit, the MetroLink Police Unit, St. Clair County Transit District, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis to celebrate Opening Day in St. Louis and to highlight the advantage of using public transit for work – and for fun. From 10 a.m. to noon at the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 Transit Center, North Hanley Transit Center and Fairview Heights Transit Center, the partner organizations will be handing out bags of Cracker Jack to baseball fans and Metro Transit riders. Officers from the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, St. Louis County Police Department and Metro Transit Public Safety will also be giving out earbud headphones to customers so they can listen to music, podcasts or Cardinals baseball, all season long, while they ride Metro Transit.
To plan your Opening Day festivities in downtown St. Louis, download Transit app to your mobile device, use Trip Planner or online schedules and maps on metrostlouis.org, 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.