100,000 sports fans expected in Downtown St. Louis this weekend

ST. LOUIS — Downtown is gearing up for a weekend full of sports events, with three of the city’s four pro-sports teams slated to play at home, with an estimated crowd of 100,000 fans expected. The police say they are ramping up security to make sure the public is safe.

The St. Louis Cardinals are set to continue their series with two games against the Miami Marlins this weekend at Busch Stadium. The BattleHawks will kick off their season with a home opener, and St. Louis City SC is scheduled to play FC Dallas at City Park. Adding to the weekend’s festivities, a sold-out concert featuring former Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright will take place at Chaifetz Arena on Saturday at 8 p.m. The St. Louis Blues will be playing two road games this weekend

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With a packed schedule, including the Cardinals’ games, the BattleHawks and St. Louis City SC matches, and Wainwright’s concert, police are advising attendees to opt for rideshare services and to consider avoiding driving downtown if possible. Drivers are also being cautioned not to leave valuables in their cars to reduce the risk of break-ins.

The final four of March Madness is also expected to attract large crowds to venues like Ballpark Village, particularly on Sunday when the Cardinals play their third and final game against the Marlins at Busch Stadium.

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