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Cardinals hold topping-out ceremony for Ballpark Village

Big milestone for the St. Louis Cardinals, who held a topping-out ceremony with developer Cordish Companies on the Ballpark Village development adjacent to Busch Stadium. A nearly one-hundred foot long A-frame roof truss was carefully lowered into place on the northern end of the retractable skylight roof opening to symbolically mark the ceremonial end of […]

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Cards add cowboy bar to Ballpark Village; renderings released

A little bit of cowboy is slated to be part of the St. Louis Cardinals’ Ballpark Village in 2014, as Professional Bull Riders will unveil PBR St. Louis: A Cowboy Bar. The cowboy bar joins an Anheuser-Busch brewpub/beer garden, the Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum and Cardinals Nation bar (complete with rooftop bleachers) as anchor attractions […]

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Ballpark Village construction to begin in February

Better late than never: the groundbreaking for the Ballpark Village project, next to Busch Stadium, is set for Feb. 8, as the St. Louis Cardinals and Cordish Cos. are ready to move ahead. Ballpark Village, envisioned as a multi-use retail/office/entertainment complex, didn’t open when Busch Stadium did, as the floundering economy forced the team and […]

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State bonds approved for Cards’ Ballpark Village; construction begins in November

The Ballpark Village development from the St. Louis Cardinals, to be located next to Busch Stadium, is a go after the Missouri Development Finance Board approved $17 million in tax incentives. The board’s vote, taken this morning, was 11-1. Construction will begin in November, as the rest of the financing of the $89-million project is all […]

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Development and ballparks: today’s good and bad news

A development expected to help pay off debt on Camelback Ranch-Glendale is going into foreclosure as the developers enters bankruptcy, while the St. Louis Cardinals are finally ready to go ahead with the long-awaited Ballpark Village. Two tales of the sometimes awkward marriage between ballpark financing and development. First, the good news. The St. Louis […]

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