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bluesfan94 03-22-2011 02:36 PM

Visiting Fans Thread
 
I figure we can make this to help answer any questions fans from other places have.

Where we play:
http://www.slfp.com/020111/ScottradeCenter_5141.jpg
Seating Chart:
http://www.toursport.com/a/i/seating...key_medium.jpg
Where it is:
Corner of 14th and Clark
http://www.arenamaps.com/maps/1294.gif
Where to park:
Scottrade:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3009/...019d1ca0f0.jpg
Sheraton on 14th:
http://www.studioaltius.com/linkedim...rblog-1001.jpg
Union Station on Clark:
http://condrenrails.com/Recent-Train...O-3-6-10-2.jpg
Others:
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=st+louis+parking+garages
How to Get There:
On Interstate 64 East:
Exit on 14th Street, make a left, make a left on Clark.
On Interstate 44 East:
Exit at Jefferson Avenue and proceed north to Chouteau Avenue. Turn right at Chouteau, then left at 18th Street, and follow signs to nearby parking facilities.
On Interstate 55 North:
Take the Downtown Exit to Memorial Drive. From Memorial Drive, turn left at Market Street, then left at Tucker to Clark. At Clark, turn left or right to access area parking. (Turn right at Clark to reach the garage attached to Scottrade Center). Or, follow signs to other nearby parking facilities.
On Interstate 70 East:
Take the Memorial Drive exit to Market Street. Proceed west on Market Street and turn left at Tucker to Clark. At Clark, turn left or right to access area parking. (Turn right at Clark to reach the garage attached to Scottrade Center). Or, follow signs to other nearby parking facilities.
From Illinois:
Take I-64 (U.S. 40) westbound to the 9th Street Exit. Turn left on Clark Avenue to access parking facilities along Clark Avenue east of Scottrade Center or proceed six blocks to the garage attached to Scottrade Center. Follow signs to reach other nearby parking facilities. (Illinois guests may also exit I-64 at the 21st Street at Market exit just west of Scottrade Center, then proceed east to Scottrade Center).
MetroLink:
http://asamandalouise.com/wp-content.../Metrolink.jpg
Get off on Union Station for Scottrade Center.
Other important stops: Stadium is Busch Stadium, Convention Center is the Edward Jones Dome.
Practice Facility:
Depending on when you're in town, you might be able to watch a Blues practice, if it's open to the public.
The Blues practice out at an ice rink attached to a mall. It's called the STL Ice Zone and is attached to the newly renamed St. Louis Outlet Malls. People will still refer to it as 'The Mills'
http://www.stlicezone.com/images/icezone.jpg
Where to Eat:
Restaurants around Scottrade Center
St. Louis is also decently well known for having a neighborhood hotspot of Italian food, known locally as "The Hill". Everyone has their own personal favorite, but here's a list of some of the restaurants in the neighborhood, which is South of Forest Park. Try the toasted ravioli!
Another famous St. Louis culinary landmark is Ted Drewes, home of the concrete.
Where to Stay:
Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
St. Louis Union Station Marriott
Drury Inn Union Station
Pear Inn Union Station
Sheraton St. Louis City Center
Westin St. Louis
Marriott Courtyard
Various others
Other things to do in St. Louis:
The Gateway Arch
Cost: Free to see museum on the bottom. $10 to go to the top (16+), $5 (3-15)
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_xEehooYC6R...atewayArch.jpg
Citygarden
Cost: Free!
http://www.slfp.com/070109/CityGarden_8629cs.jpg
St. Louis Zoo
Cost: Free. It does cost money for some parts of it (Stingray exhibit, train, petting zoo, etc)
http://www.slfp.com/050106/ZOOSculpture_2801.jpg
St. Louis Art Museum
Cost: Free. Some exhibits cost money
http://www.ltgov.mo.gov/kids/images/.../artmuseum.jpg
History Museum
Cost: Free, some exhibits cost money
http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townn...review-620.jpg
Botanical Gardens
Cost: $8 (13+), children are free
http://www.destination360.com/north-...cal-garden.jpg
City Museum
Cost: $12, more to go onto roof. Also costs extra for the aquarium.
http://firefliescottonwood.files.wor...ity-museum.jpg
Magic House
Cost: $8.75.
http://activerain.com/image_store/up...6087151618.jpg
Anheuser-Busch Brewery
Cost: Free! (Plus you get to sample beer)
http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/med...ch-brewery.jpg
Six Flags St. Louis
Cost: $35 if you buy online, $45 once you're there (48"+) $35 for anyone shorter than 4'0". Parking is $15
http://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com...yhawk_art2.jpg
St. Louis Science Center
Cost: Free! Parking is $9, some exhibits cost money.
http://www.kording.net/glosier/image...encecenter.jpg
Other Sports in St. Louis:
St. Louis Cardinals
Tours: Available daily at 9:30, 11:00, 12:30, and 2:00 unless there's a home day game during the season. During the offseason, tours are only available at 11:00 and 12:30. Tour tickets are $12.00 for adults and $8 for children.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...2006-05-30.jpg
St. Louis Rams
http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dai...s_dome_450.jpg
SLU Basketball (NCAA)
http://image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.co...0730190651.jpg

bluesfan94 03-23-2011 11:49 PM

If there's anything else you all think should be included, just tell me, and I'll add it.

Shea Weber 06-30-2011 01:08 PM

thanks!!

predfan98 07-09-2011 02:44 PM

thanks in advance for any help.

I am going to try and add the Blues arena to my "hockey" visits this fall and had a couple of questions about the seats.
When will single game tickets go on sale?
Also, was looking on stubhub and had questions about "glass" section and "plaza center"?
It has several rows listed as glass? It just seems like it should be one row.
Also had a glass section between the benches? in 103?
And where are the visitors benches?

Thanks. It looks like it is fairly easy to take a train from the airport to the arena area.
Can't wait.

NYR89 07-19-2011 05:58 PM

Hey guys, so me and 3 buddies are planning a cross country trip with stops in St. Louis (on the way out), Phoenix, Los Angeles, Anaheim and Dallas (on the way home). We're going to set out from the Pittsburgh area and drive the 5100 miles round trip for the 5 games.

Anyway, on task. Being college students we want to get tickets as cheaply as humanly possible. I'll be checking this site, ebay, stubhub and ticketexchange but I'm wondering if there are any other Blues specific tips you guys have. About how much do you think we'll spend for 4 tickets to a game?

Thanks for the help! The game in question would be March 10 vs Columbus.

SteenMachine 07-19-2011 06:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by predfan98 (Post 34852393)
thanks in advance for any help.

I am going to try and add the Blues arena to my "hockey" visits this fall and had a couple of questions about the seats.
When will single game tickets go on sale? You can generally get them well in advance of the games, not sure on the exact date for this season though.
Also, was looking on stubhub and had questions about "glass" section and "plaza center"? My best guess is just on the glass or looking over it from center ice
It has several rows listed as glass? It just seems like it should be one row. Like I said I can only assume it's glass obstructed views because the ticket sales guy will recommend sitting just above the eye line for it at certain locations
Also had a glass section between the benches? in 103? pretty sure a few seats poke out between the benches literally a pair of them until it realigns with the long rows if memory serves
And where are the visitors benches? I'm almost certain its 104, last time I sat next to the Blues lockerroom it was on my right hand side

Thanks. It looks like it is fairly easy to take a train from the airport to the arena area.
Can't wait.

Sorry I'm just kind of pulling my answers out of my ass but I hope it helps a little.

SteenMachine 07-19-2011 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NYR89 (Post 35185607)
Hey guys, so me and 3 buddies are planning a cross country trip with stops in St. Louis (on the way out), Phoenix, Los Angeles, Anaheim and Dallas (on the way home). We're going to set out from the Pittsburgh area and drive the 5100 miles round trip for the 5 games.

Anyway, on task. Being college students we want to get tickets as cheaply as humanly possible. I'll be checking this site, ebay, stubhub and ticketexchange but I'm wondering if there are any other Blues specific tips you guys have. About how much do you think we'll spend for 4 tickets to a game?

Thanks for the help! The game in question would be March 10 vs Columbus.

Historically Columbus gets low draws so there's a slightly higher chance they'll have a student discount night planned for that game. It's usually once a month and on weekdays or early day games on the weekend.

Overkamp 07-20-2011 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SteenMachine (Post 35186783)
Historically Columbus gets low draws so there's a slightly higher chance they'll have a student discount night planned for that game. It's usually once a month and on weekdays or early day games on the weekend.

But that will depend on how the Blues are doing. If they are rocking and rolling (as expected) tickets may run you a pretty penny.

I'm assuming either way you could score four tickets for $100-$175 total.

Nice work on this thread too.

I might add some popular neighborhoods for dining/drinking. Soulard, CWE, South City, the Loop, Dogtown etc..

SirPaste 07-20-2011 10:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NYR89 (Post 35185607)
Hey guys, so me and 3 buddies are planning a cross country trip with stops in St. Louis (on the way out), Phoenix, Los Angeles, Anaheim and Dallas (on the way home). We're going to set out from the Pittsburgh area and drive the 5100 miles round trip for the 5 games.

Anyway, on task. Being college students we want to get tickets as cheaply as humanly possible. I'll be checking this site, ebay, stubhub and ticketexchange but I'm wondering if there are any other Blues specific tips you guys have. About how much do you think we'll spend for 4 tickets to a game?

Thanks for the help! The game in question would be March 10 vs Columbus.

theticketguys.com is another good site for cheap tickets, but if you want super cheap, buy from the scalpers outside

DrVanntastic 07-20-2011 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SirPaste (Post 35205391)
theticketguys.com is another good site for cheap tickets, but if you want super cheap, buy from the scalpers outside

Driving that distance I wouldn't leave buying from scalpers to chance. Better to have your tickets already. All of the sites mentioned are good options for cheap seats though.

NYR89 07-20-2011 08:00 PM

Thanks for the extra site. I'll check that out for sure. What's an approximate cost of an upper bowl seat?

Overkamp 07-20-2011 08:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NYR89 (Post 35223815)
Thanks for the extra site. I'll check that out for sure. What's an approximate cost of an upper bowl seat?

$25-$45. Could be cheaper if you get them from a scalper or craigslist..

kypredsfan 07-29-2011 06:18 AM

How late does the metrolink trains run? A whole slew of us are joining even a bigger group of Preds fans on October 8th for the Preds/Blues game. I know my group is most likely staying at the Renaissance hotel. After the game, we will be at the Landing area and the casino's. Just don't know if trains run back across the interstate after say 2am? Also, how is the Anaheuser tour? That's in the plans before the game.

Illinihockey 08-02-2011 04:33 PM

[QUOTE=predfan98;34852393]When will single game tickets go on sale?
QUOTE]

Last year I bought tickets for the Hawks-Blues on August 22nd so I'm guessing single game tickets will go on sale about 3 weeks from today.

bluesfan94 08-03-2011 09:48 AM

I'll update this some more when I get back from vacation. The metrolink definitely runs after games, not sure how late though. I've personally never done the busch tour, so I can't answer that.

NYR89 08-04-2011 06:54 PM

So I just got some news that I'll be in St. Louis for the first game of the season. When do tickets go on sale? I'd like to try and find some cheaper tickets for the game! I'm considering going the scalping route, but I figure since it's the 1st game it may be more expensive doing it that way..

OpenIceHit42 08-05-2011 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NYR89 (Post 35673057)
So I just got some news that I'll be in St. Louis for the first game of the season. When do tickets go on sale? I'd like to try and find some cheaper tickets for the game! I'm considering going the scalping route, but I figure since it's the 1st game it may be more expensive doing it that way..

I would think end of this month/1st week of September. I would not go the scalping route for the home opener, try Stubhub if you don't want to use Ticketmaster.

Overkamp 08-05-2011 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NYR89 (Post 35673057)
So I just got some news that I'll be in St. Louis for the first game of the season. When do tickets go on sale? I'd like to try and find some cheaper tickets for the game! I'm considering going the scalping route, but I figure since it's the 1st game it may be more expensive doing it that way..

Depending on what the Cardinals do could be have some bearing on prices but you can bet it would be sold out regardless.

bluemandan 08-05-2011 06:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kypredsfan (Post 35481605)
How late does the metrolink trains run? A whole slew of us are joining even a bigger group of Preds fans on October 8th for the Preds/Blues game. I know my group is most likely staying at the Renaissance hotel. After the game, we will be at the Landing area and the casino's. Just don't know if trains run back across the interstate after say 2am? Also, how is the Anaheuser tour? That's in the plans before the game.

The tour is pretty good.
BUT, since its vacation, you should definitely splurge and go on the Beermaster tour. Cost $25 bucks per person. Pretty much everywhere that the normal tour stops, you get to continue beyond. And you get a private reception room afterward, complete with beer samples.

But the best part is that you get to sample some beer straight from a finishing tank. They give you a glass to use, but I stuck my head under the stream and drank it as fresh as can be. :yo: The tour guide thought we were all funny for doing it, but it was the start to my buddies bachelor party, so we didn't care.

VERY IMPORTANT: You must wear closed toed shoes on the tour, or they will not let you go. The tour actually goes on the packaging floor, and there is a chance of broken glass.

I've been on the regular tour about five or six times with various family and friends when they visit, and been on the Beermaster tour twice. It is WELL worth the $25.

More info here: http://www.budweisertours.com/toursBeermaster_stl.htm

:D

MedicBluesFan443 08-05-2011 08:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluemandan (Post 35702139)
The tour is pretty good.
BUT, since its vacation, you should definitely splurge and go on the Beermaster tour. Cost $25 bucks per person. Pretty much everywhere that the normal tour stops, you get to continue beyond. And you get a private reception room afterward, complete with beer samples.

But the best part is that you get to sample some beer straight from a finishing tank. They give you a glass to use, but I stuck my head under the stream and drank it as fresh as can be. :yo: The tour guide thought we were all funny for doing it, but it was the start to my buddies bachelor party, so we didn't care.

VERY IMPORTANT: You must wear closed toed shoes on the tour, or they will not let you go. The tour actually goes on the packaging floor, and there is a chance of broken glass.

I've been on the regular tour about five or six times with various family and friends when they visit, and been on the Beermaster tour twice. It is WELL worth the $25.

More info here: http://www.budweisertours.com/toursBeermaster_stl.htm

:D

+1....

Juxtaposer 08-23-2011 02:58 PM

Hey guys, I'm asking for a friend of mine who's a huge Scott Nichol fan; is there a place around the rink where you can go a few hours before the game and see the players enter the rink, maybe get something signed?

Thanks in advance. :D

SteenMachine 08-23-2011 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TehJuxtaposer (Post 36147119)
Hey guys, I'm asking for a friend of mine who's a huge Scott Nichol fan; is there a place around the rink where you can go a few hours before the game and see the players enter the rink, maybe get something signed?

Thanks in advance. :D

To be honest it might be a little simpler for him to just stalk Andy Strickland radio shows, when they have the players as guests its very easy to get a little one on one in and ask a favor. They're usually done in places like Hot Shots or Jonny Mac's so it's not hard to find. (obviously he announces his guests in advance but won't be doing that until the season is underway since most of them were probably out of town to begin with)

Overkamp 08-24-2011 09:50 PM

[QUOTE=Illinihockey;35606767]
Quote:

Originally Posted by predfan98 (Post 34852393)
When will single game tickets go on sale?
QUOTE]

Last year I bought tickets for the Hawks-Blues on August 22nd so I'm guessing single game tickets will go on sale about 3 weeks from today.

Very close!

Individual tickets go on sale this Saturday..

http://blues.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=72708

Sabrebat 08-26-2011 08:39 AM

Thanks for this thread!
 
Thank you for setting up this thread. I will definitely be using the information provided here when I book my trip to St. Louis in January to visit family and see my first ever live NHL game. Buffalo & St. Louis.

I know there's probably not a bad seat in the house, but anyone have recommendations on some of the better viewing sections? (I'm thinking one of the corners would give us a great view of the whole ice).

SteenMachine 08-26-2011 11:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sabrebat (Post 36219257)
Thank you for setting up this thread. I will definitely be using the information provided here when I book my trip to St. Louis in January to visit family and see my first ever live NHL game. Buffalo & St. Louis.

I know there's probably not a bad seat in the house, but anyone have recommendations on some of the better viewing sections? (I'm thinking one of the corners would give us a great view of the whole ice).

Yeah I would think just try to stick yourself on the visitors shoot twice end right before the bowl starts to make it's corner... even at the mezzanine level you can see everything.


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