World Series, Monday Night Football Keep Stadium Workers Busy
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – If the Cardinals haven’t rained on the Rams parade, they’ve at least drizzled on it.
For the first time in seven years, the Rams are being featured on Monday Night Football, facing the Seattle Seahawks.
But it’s the Cardinals vs. the Red Sox getting most of the local attention.
Still, both games are big events for Sportservice, the company which employs all the cooks and vendors and souvenir sellers at Busch Stadium and The Edward Jones Dome.
Mostly because of the World Series, but also to help at the Dome, Sportservice has brought in about 300 additional employees from other stadiums, some of them having to stay in hotels 30 miles from downtown.
“We have reached out to Milwaukee, to Chicago, to Green Bay. We’ve reached out to our sister facilities in Kansas City and they have sent managers, supervisors and support staff over here to help us out,” explained St. Louis Sportservice Food and Beverage Director Tom Schlaker.
The World Series is certainly taking its toll on Rams ticket sales.
According to the internet ticket sales site Seat Geek, the average price of a Rams ticket for the Monday night game has fallen more than 80 percent, with some to be had for only $8.
When asked which game she’d prefer to work Monday night, Sportservice employee Kim Martin did not hold back, “World Series! Go Cards!”