(KMOV) The St. Louis Cardinals are ready to kick off their first home game of the season at Busch Stadium on Monday afternoon, April 8. The home opener is on a work day so downtown parking will be at a premium and the best bet for Redbird fans is to take MetroLink.
Cardinals fans can use one of the 19 free Park-Ride lots along the MetroLink system and take the train to the Stadium MetroLink Station or one of the other nearby MetroLink stations in downtown St. Louis to join in on the rallies or to dine before the game.
Some of the lots are expected to reach capacity early, particularly at the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 and North Hanley MetroLink Stations, so customers are encouraged to utilize other less crowded Park-Ride lots and garages.
MetroLink will have additional staff members on the MetroLink system Monday to assist baseball fans headed downtown. Extra trains will be added, as needed.
There are also plenty of MetroBus routes to get fans to downtown St. Louis in addition to the Redbird Express, which departs from the Water Tower at St. Clair Square in Fairview Heights, Illinois. The first Redbird Express leaves 2 ½ hours before the game with service every 3 to 5 minutes. On Monday, the Redbird Express buses will begin running at noon.