Stadium station (MetroLink)

Stadium is a St. Louis MetroLink station.[2] This station serves Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals, Cupples Station, and Ballpark Village in downtown St. Louis, Missouri.

Stadium
MetroLink light rail station
Platforms at Stadium from above (52050960061).jpg
General information
Location400 South 8th Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63102
Coordinates38°37′25″N 90°11′41″W / 38.623475°N 90.194615°W / 38.623475; -90.194615Coordinates: 38°37′25″N 90°11′41″W / 38.623475°N 90.194615°W / 38.623475; -90.194615
Owned byBi-State Development Agency
Operated byMetro Transit
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeBelow-grade
ParkingNo
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedJuly 31, 1993[1]
Passengers
20181,180 daily
Rank13 out of 38
Services
Preceding station St Louis MetroLink Logo.svg MetroLink Following station
Civic Center Red Line 8th & Pine
Civic Center Blue Line 8th & Pine

The Stadium station sits at the west portal of the historic St. Louis Freight Tunnel. Constructed in 1874 to carry trains between the Eads Bridge and the Mill Creek Valley rail yards,[3] it saw its last train (Amtrak) in 1974. Refurbishment of the tunnels began in 1991 in preparation for the opening of MetroLink, which uses the original route to connect Illinois and Missouri via downtown St. Louis.[4]

In 2013, Metro's Arts in Transit program commissioned the work Out of the Park by Andrews/LeFevre Studios for installation in the station. The anodized aluminum sculpture is a dynamic abstraction of a baseball being hit “out of the park” and echoes the shape and proportions of the Gateway Arch.[5]

Station layoutEdit

Both platforms are accessed via a set of stairs from Spruce Street and a set of ramps from Clark Avenue. The westbound platform can also be accessed via a set of stairs from Clark Avenue.

G Street level Entrance/exit and buses
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound      Blue Line toward Shrewsbury – Lansdowne (Civic Center)
     Red Line toward Lambert Airport (Civic Center)
Eastbound      Red Line toward Shiloh – Scott (8th & Pine)
     Blue Line toward Fairview Heights (8th & Pine)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lindecke, Fred W. (August 1, 1993). "Area Riders Throng to Try MetroLink". The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. pp. 1A, 6A. Retrieved April 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.  
  2. ^ "Stadium Station". metrostlouis.org. Retrieved 2022-09-12.
  3. ^ Primm, James, Neal (2010). Lion of the Valley, St. Louis, Missouri 1764-1980 (3rd ed.). United States: Missouri Historical Society Press. pp. 289–292. ISBN 978-1-883982-25-6.
  4. ^ "St. Louis Freight Tunnel". Bridgehunter.com. Retrieved 2022-09-12.
  5. ^ "Out of the Park". Arts in Transit, Inc. Retrieved 2022-10-03.

External linksEdit