Busch Stadium Hosting First Football Game in 2013ST. LOUIS (AP) - Busch Stadium will
host its first-ever football game on Sept. 21, a match-up between Southeast
Missouri State and Southern Illinois University.
Details were announced Monday at the
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) April 15, 2013
The field will be mostly in the outfield,
though a small part will be on the infield dirt.
There will be about six days to convert
the field for football after the Cardinals conclude a home stand. But after the
football game, stadium crews will have less than two days to get the field back
to baseball before the Cardinals host Washington.
Busch opened in 2006. The previous Busch Stadium was home to the football
Cardinals, and the Rams used it briefly before the dome was ready in the middle
of their first season in St. Louis.
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