Originally Posted by cw0802
This cracked me up cause it's so true! I think once Ballpark Village is complete, it'll be nicer around the Busch Stadium, but now it's a creepy walk to the cheap parking!
I've always liked Camden Yards, AT&T Park and Fenway. Kaufman Stadium in KC is slowly becoming a nice stadium.
There's a lot of fun to be had around Busch Stadium, and it will get even better once Ballpark Village is complete.
It's really a shame what happened with Ballpark Village. The stadium was built, and as they were finalizing plans for BPV, the economy absolutely tanked. There wasn't much the Cardinals could do but sit on the property until things improved.
Initially, that area was going to have a boatload of office space and condos, as well as bars, restaurants, and retail. I actually have a friend who put a deposit down on a condo, which would have overlooked the stadium. (He's since gotten his deposit back.)
Now, it's waaaay scaled back -- probably for the best, as there won't be vacant spaces just sitting there unused. That would have been depressing. Now, they'll have some office space, but mostly bars, restaurants, and retail, which will draw during baseball season.
But yes, it's an eye sore at the moment. But I assure you... You will have a great time around Busch if you go even now.