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April 6, 2022

Ride Metro to the Cardinals Opening Day on April 7

Tens of thousands of baseball fans will be heading to downtown St. Louis on Thursday, April 7, for Opening Day festivities and the St. Louis Cardinals first game of the season – and Metro Transit makes it easy to enjoy all of the fun and excitement without worrying about traffic jams, road closures, paying for parking, and high gas prices.

Baseball fans can leave their vehicles at any one of 18 free Park-Ride lots at MetroLink stations in Missouri and Illinois, purchase a $5 day pass good for unlimited rides on MetroLink, and ride the train to the Stadium MetroLink Station to get to Busch Stadium, Ballpark Village and Kiener Plaza. Or they can ride MetroLink to any one of the other five downtown MetroLink stations to enjoy other Opening Day rallies and activities.

MetroBus is another great option for getting to downtown for Opening Day. Fans can ride on any one of more than a dozen MetroBus routes to the Civic Center Transit Center, which is located just a couple blocks west of Busch Stadium and Ballpark Village. A one-ride MetroBus ticket is only $1.

Reminder, per federal mandate, masks continue to be required when riding on MetroLink and MetroBus, and when at MetroLink Stations or Metro Transit Centers. Metro Transit will have additional security and personnel available throughout the transit system on April 7 to assist passengers.

To plan your trip to Cardinals Opening Day festivities, check the schedules and information on metrostlouis.org, use the Transit app, or contact Metro Transit Information at 314.231.2345 (phone) or 314.207.9786 (text), available 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

About Metro Transit

Metro Transit operates the St. Louis region’s public transportation system, which includes 24 battery electric buses and nearly 400 clean-burning diesel buses that serve 59 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.