St. Louis Blues
Great fun for everyone involved! The Blues have been among hockey’s most successful franchises in recent years (especially if we pretend that hockey ends in March). With all of these victories, you’ll be shocked to learn that we’ve never won a Stanley Cup! Playoff jokes aside, Blues games offer something for everyone! Between the convenience of the MetroLink stop and the relatively cheap tickets for most games, Blues games are among the most accessible in the league. For the non-hockey fans out there: If you have never seen an NHL game in person, I truly cannot recommend it enough. Live hockey is fast-paced and exhilarating and the sheer talent you can witness in the NHL is truly awe-inspiring. I have been a fan my entire life and still marvel at how absurdly good these guys are at skating. Additionally, watching a forward redirect a slap shot from the blue line never ceases to amaze me. Hockey fans can marvel at Ken Hitchcock’s clean, well-organized brand of cycling hockey. The environment is electric, your fellow fans are always hyped, and Vladimir Tarasenko is good for at least one highlight reel play a game. So go see a Blues game! Even if it is only to join 20,000 adults as they do our silly power-play dance.
– Nick S., M1
St. Louis Cardinals
As someone who spent almost their entire undergrad studying baseball, I can tell you there is no greater pleasure (and, sometimes, pain) than watching the unparalleled success of the Cardinals Way. Busch Stadium is classic, the atmosphere is top-notch, and the culture around the team is second to none. Games are a short ride on the MetroLink and there are few experiences like being surrounded by the “greatest fans in baseball.” Regardless of your previous familiarity with America’s pastime, watching a Cardinals game at Busch Stadium is an incredible experience.
– Craig Y., M1