Metro Transit ready for Cardinals home opener

Metro Transit ready for Cardinals home opener

Credit: UPI

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Trevor Rosenthal (L) shows off the new home uniform while office staff Ryan Eberhart and Justin Meyer (R) dress in exsitsing uniforms at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on November 16, 2012. For the first time in 80 years, the team will wear an alternate uniform on Saturdays that will feature "St. Louis" in place of "Cardinals" on the jersey. The Cardinals are the 27th team in MLB to add an alternate jersey to their lineup and the fourth to use off-white. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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by Caroline Hilton/KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on April 6, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 11 at 5:08 PM

(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.

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