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Experience the Park Busch Stadium Fan Guide
Soak up the Scene
“Meet me at the Musial statue!” That’s a common phrase for St. Louisans headed to Busch Stadium. The statue of Cardinals great Stan Musial sits outside Gate 3 in an area re-named Musial Plaza in 2008. This is the unofficial gathering spot of locals. You’ll see families posing for pictures, wedding photos taken here and children climbing over him. There’s a giant granite baseball with Stan the Man’s signature, and the plaza is in-laid with 3,630 pavers that represent the total number of hits in Musial’s career.
After taking this all in head toward the corner of Eighth and Clark streets to see the statues of several other Cardinals greats, including Bob Gibson and Ozzie Smith. Don’t be afraid to give them a rub for good luck - in fact, it’s encouraged. Then check out the nearby bust of Jack Buck. He’s smiling as he calls a play. Buck is a local legend, and the team has retired his microphone to go alongside the numbers of Cardinals players. Many also rub Jack for good luck.
If you look under your feet as you walk around the park you’ll see bricks that have been purchased by fans to express their love for family members, friends and of course the Cardinals. Many also recall signature moments in Cardinals history that fans witnessed, so it can be fun to peruse them and see what fans found most memorable.
If it’s more Cardinals history you’re craving, head across the street to the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum. The museum covers baseball history in St. Louis dating back to the 1880s, so that includes the old St. Louis Browns and the St. Louis Stars Negro League team.