Eight years after the new Busch Stadium opened, St. Louisans got their first look at Ballpark Village Thursday night at an opening ceremony featuring visits from Gov. Jay Nixon and Mayor Francis Slay.
The occasion marked a milestone for the $100 million, 100,000-square-foot first phase of the Village, the massive entertainment district across from the stadium. Construction began last February and was completed in time for the St. Louis Cardinals’ home opener on April 7.
The Cardinals recently agreed to a multiyear sponsorship with AT&T for the stadium seating section in the Village, dubbed the AT&T Rooftop. Tickets for the seats went on sale last week.
Restaurants including Budweiser Brew House, Cardinals Nation, and Drunken Fish opened to the public for lunch and dinner for the first time Friday.