The Real Cost of a Baseball Pilgrimage

By Judith Sjo-Gaber - 2012-06-09T17:34:12Z

Photograph by James Leynse/Corbis

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First Stop: Busch Stadium, St. Louis

Busch Stadium and the St. Louis Cardinals have plenty of history, but you won't see much of it on display at Busch Stadium, which was renovated in the mid-2000s. You will, though, get a great view of the Gateway Arch, a monument referred to as the "Gateway to the West" on the banks of the Mississippi. That's because, during the redesign, home plate was thoughtfully put in the southwest corner of the field and the seats and scoreboard in center field were lowered.

$94: St. Louis Cardinals game. Online ticket for an Infield Field Box ($81) plus convenience fee ($8) plus order fee ($5)
$10: Parking
$5: Program
$13: Barbecue pulled pork sandwich
$15: Two beers
$22: St. Louis Cardinals Retro Logo cap

Running Tally: $320