ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The Cardinals are working to keep Busch Stadium fresh and new. Workers have spent the summer upgrading different parts of the ballpark. The Redbirds went all out redecorating 47 of their 63 suites. There’s new furniture, cabinets, floors, art, and appliances. They want the suites to be just as nice as any other stadium. Joe Abernathy is the Vice President of Stadium Operations, “It’s amazing how in stadiums they keep evolving suites we just saw where ours were becoming a little dated a little worn.
After last year’s soccer match they needed to re-sod the entire field with grass brought in from Colorado. The iconic Budweiser sign will look better and save energy it’s now illuminated with the latest technology. Abernathy said, “The Budweiser script on the inside as well as the birds on the bat and clock have all been converted to led we used to have neon up there.” Plus crews did a lot of painting and made other improvements around the stadium. the ball park.
Meanwhile, the Cardinal Media Guide is hot off the presses. The media guide has been printed for reporters since the 1950’s but it’s also popular with fans. Cardinal spokesman Ron Watermon said, “It’s the ultimate inside guide to the club all in one simple package.” It costs $20 at the team store. Watermon added, “The great thing about baseball history is being able to connect today with what’s happening to the past.” There are some oddities in the guide. For example, J.D. Drew was really D.J. Drew according to Melody Yount, the manager of communications, “When we had J.D. Drew everybody thought his names was Jonathan David it was actually David Jonathan.” Soon the Cardinals will be selling a digital guide.