New at Busch Stadium this season: a nacho bar and all-you-can-eat buffets throughout the ballpark
The St. Louis Cardinals and Delaware North Companies Sportservice have announced the team’s concession lineup for the 2009 season, which sees the Cards hosting the All-Star Game at Busch Stadium.
On deck this year is a new nacho bar, enticing fans to pile on layers of their favorite toppings; combo packages that combine traditional fare with Cardinals souvenirs; and, back by popular demand, smoked beef brisket and pulled pork sandwiches, slowly cooked in Sportservice smokers and finished with St. Louis-style barbecue sauce. Other 2009 rookie deals include:
The New Coke Island at Gate 1: Adjacent to Gate 1, this newly transformed area inside the stadium will offer Cardinals fans a place to relax before and during the game. In addition to seating, fans can take advantage of live music and family-friendly entertainment on select dates. Here, fans will be introduced to Sportservice’s first-ever nacho buffet, where they can load up Busch Stadium’s No. 1 selling item with unlimited amounts of sour cream, fresh pico de gallo, pulled pork and a variety of mild or hot peppers and salsas.
Meal Deals: Fans seeking the quintessential ballpark experience will cheer for the "Taste of the Ballpark" package, which includes a traditional hot dog, a piping hot pretzel, nacho cheese dipping sauce, ballpark peanuts and Famous Amos cookies. Or, guests can take a souvenir home with the Cardinals’ Combo meal, which includes a choice of hot dog or cheeseburger, fries, soda and a 2009 Cardinals souvenir cap. (Sportservice will change up the package throughout the season to offer a variety of collectable St. Louis Cardinals souvenirs.) Little Leaguers can also take a swing with the Kids’ Meal, featuring a hot dog, bag of chips, Famous Amos cookies and choice of milk or juice.
All-You-Can-Eat: For people looking to stretch their dollars even further, Busch Stadium offers more than 4,000 all-inclusive seats, incorporating two-hour, all-you-can-eat buffets located throughout the stadium. Depending on the area, these buffets give fans a choice of seating options and dining experiences – from picnic-style to fine dining. Many all-inclusive buffets feature live-action cooking, full-service bars and reserved seating, and depending on the area, flat screen TVs and air conditioning. Many of the buffets will also spotlight Executive Chef Jeramie Mitchell’s smoked beef brisket, which is slathered with a made-from-scratch rub, then slow-smoked on site for 12 hours. This returning fan favorite is also available at the Broadway BBQ concession stand.
Returning Fan Favorites: Traditional ballpark favorites returning in 2009 include: hot dogs, cheeseburgers, hand-rolled pretzels, chicken quesadillas, spicy calzones, Italian sausage and pizza. The fry action station will also return; guests can dress their fries with Cajun seasoning, garlic-parmesan cheese or chili cheese. On the lighter side, Sportservice offers grilled chicken sandwiches, veggie burgers, veggie burritos and salads. For dessert, fans can top it all off with Ben & Jerry’s ice cream or a bionic-sized homemade cupcake.