2016 Economic Impact Analysis
Based on a projected Cardinals regular season attendance of 3.4 million fans,
the St. Louis Regional Chamber projects that the team will generate an estimated $184.1 million in direct impact and another $160.1 million in indirect spending.
These impacts reach a total of $344.2 million in regional economic activity.
The Chamber’s analysis uses the economic impact model, IMPLAN, which measures how spending tied to an event has multiple impacts and spreads throughout a
region, thereby benefiting households and firms within the region.This figure is based on estimates of visitor spending and operations expenditures at Busch Stadium.
Historically, out-of-town visitors constitute about 40% of game attendees and visitor spending on dining, lodging and shopping provides a significant boost to the regional economy.
BUSCH STADIUM–POLICY REMINDERS
Bag Inspections Policy
The standard game-day bag inspection policies for Busch Stadium will be in effect.
Bags must meet MajorLeague Baseball’s standard size restriction (16”x16”x8”), and all bags will be inspected prior to entry.
Fans will be permitted to bring small personal cameras and will be subject to inspection.
No professional-sized photography equipment will be allowed except for members of the media with proper MLB credentials.
Fans can bring their own food & drinks into Busch Stadium for all 81 games.
Food & beverages from the outside will not be permitted in the Cardinals Club, Luxury Suites, Party Suites or any of our other All-Inclusive areas.
Non-alcoholic beverages such as water and soda in open cups or in clear plastic bottles no larger than two (2)liters are allowed.
Alcohol, bottles, cans, thermoses, hard-sided coolers; hard plastic cups/mugs are not permitted.