You Can Take Batting Practice at Busch Stadium
Have you ever wanted to walk on the grass at Busch Stadium? Or better yet, get in the batting cage and hack away at some pitches? Well, if that's ever been your dream, the Cardinals are giving you an opportunity to make that happen.
The Cardinals are offering a batting practice experience at Busch Stadium this March called "Fans At Bat BP at Busch Stadium". Each experience lets small groups of up to ten people step in the batters box and and take BP on the same field as their favorite Cardinals players.
Each package includes a 45 minute batting practice session with instruction from two Cardinals alumni players including Scott Terry from the 1987 National League Champion team, Danny Cox who pitched in the 1987 World Series, Kyle McClellan from the World Series winning team in 2011 and two time All-Star third baseman Scott Cooper. Guests also will receive autographs from their Cardinals Alumni instructors and and exclusive access to the Cardinals Hall of Fame & Museum.
The experience is designed for ten people and costs $1250.00, which, if you split the cost between ten people is $125.00 per person and really affordable for an experience of this type.
According to the Cardinals website the experience lasts just under two hours. Ten minutes for check in, 45 minutes for batting practice and instruction on the Busch Stadium infield and an hour access to the hall of fame & museum.
You do have to supply your own gear, meaning bats and batting helmets that meat National Operating committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment performance standard. And you'll have to sign a health and safety waiver a day before the experience. And also, leave the cleats at home. The Cardinals grounds crew thanks you for that.
You can learn more about this experience at the Cardinals website here.