Phase 1 of Ballpark Village is finally set to open its doors March 27.
The entertainment complex across the street from Busch Stadium was originally supposed to open in 2009 when the Cardinals hosted the All-Star Game. Several issues, including lease agreements, delayed construction.
The Grand Opening ceremony will include a free concert from Third Eye Blind. Other events are also planned leading up to the Cardinal's home opener April 7th.
Ballpark Village Grand Opening Events Schedule
Thursday, March 27th
5 PM – Opening Ceremony
6 PM – Private VIP Party
9 PM – FREE Concert by National Recording Artist Third Eye Blind on the FOX Sports Midwest Live! Stage
Friday, March 28th
11 AM – Open for Lunch: Cardinals Nation, FOX Sports Midwest Live!, Budweiser Brew House & Drunken Fish
5-7 PM – Founders VIP Event honoring the Construction Workers
Saturday, March 29th
6-8:30 PM – Cardinals Nation Restaurant Grand Opening Ceremony & Private Party
7 PM – St. Louis Blues Hockey Watch Party in FOX Sports Midwest Live!
8:30 – 10 PM – Budweiser Brew House Grand Opening
8:30 PM – Fireworks Display over Busch Stadium
Sunday, March 30th
11 AM-5 PM – Ballpark Village Family Fun Event
9PM-1AM – Red Bull Hospitality Party
Monday, March 31st
11 AM – FOX Sports Midwest Live! Grand Opening
3:10 PM – Cardinals Season Opener Watch Party at FOX Sports Midwest Live!
Thursday, April 3rd
6 PM – Throwback Thursday Debut at FOX Sports Midwest Live!
Friday, April 4th
5-7 PM – Inaugural Fridays on Clark featuring Dr. Zhivegas
9 PM – PBR St. Louis – A Cowboy Bar Grand Opening Party
9 PM – The Barn at PBR St. Louis Grand Opening Party
Monday, April 7th – Opening Day in St. Louis
10 AM – Cardinals Nation Museum & Hall of Fame Grand Opening
Noon – Opening Day Rally on Busch II Infield & Ballpark Village Lot
As the snow and sleet continue to fall in the St. Louis area, most of the interstate highways were in fairly good shape Sunday afternoon. Most of the surface streets were still fairly icy. More snow is expected Sunday night into Monday, and the storm is wide-spread, covering much of the state. So Missouri Transportation officials must prioritize snow and ice removal. MoDOT officials issued the following statement reguarding their plowing priorities:
MoDOT adjusts its practices to deal differently with each storm and tries to return roads to near-normal driving conditions as soon as possible after a storm's end. Because MoDOT doesn't have enough workers or trucks to clear every highway immediately after a snowstorm, the department has set priorities for which roads to clear first.
* Roads with the highest traffic volumes are plowed or treated first. These roads include interstates and other busy state routes, which receive ongoing operations throughout a storm.
* Lettered and numbered routes with lower traffic volumes are plowed to allow for two-way traffic, with concentration on hills, curves, and intersections. Traffic on these roads may have more snow on them until the higher-volume roads are mostly clear.
As soon as possible after a storm ends, our goal is to return highest traveled routes to mostly clear conditions and to plow and treat the critical areas of hills, curves and intersections on all other routes.
Even after all the driving lanes are mostly clear though, MODOT's work is not done. Workers now must clean up the accumulation of snow on shoulders, bridge edges and at interchanges during normal working hours.