After a number of curveballs over the years, Busch Stadium’s neighboring entertainment complex, Ballpark Village, is set to open its doors with a big reveal of Phase I on March 27.
The first phase of the project includes the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, restaurant Budweiser Brew House, rodeo-themed cowboy bar PBR St. Louis, piano bar Howl at the Moon and Fox Sports Midwest Live!, which features a TV studio. It also houses five live performance stages and an outdoor festival space.
Ballpark Village was originally discussed in 2000 and scheduled to open in 2009 when the Cardinals hosted the All-Star Game.
Phase I opens a week and a half before the Cardinals home opener on April 7.
Here’s the schedule of special opening events, with more details to roll out in the coming weeks. For more information, visit stlballparkvillage.com.
5 p.m. Opening ceremony
6 p.m. Private VIP party
9 p.m. Third Eye Blind on the Fox Sports Midwest Live! Stage, free
11 a.m. Fox Sports Midwest Live!, Budweiser Brew House, entertainment venue Cardinals Nation and restaurant Drunken Fish open
6 p.m. Cardinals Nation grand opening
7 p.m. Blues hockey watch party at Fox Sports Midwest Live!
8:30 p.m. Budweiser Brew House grand opening
8:30 p.m. Fireworks over Busch Stadium
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Ballpark Village family fun event
9 p.m. Red Bull hospitality party
11 a.m. Fox Sports Midwest Live! grand opening
3:10 p.m. Cardinals season opener watch party at Fox Sports Midwest Live!