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Ballpark Village

Ballpark Village got off to a rocky start — literally, when the prolonged construction of the ten-acre site left a gravelly pit next to St. Louis' baseball heaven, and again when news of the entertainment district's overly restrictive dress code went viral. But now that Ballpark Village is in full swing, St. Louis is finally experiencing it the way developers intended. BPV is a new destination for the best fans in baseball to get as close to the action at Busch Stadium as they can without a ticket, and images of the FOX Sports Midwest Live! plaza spread across international news outlets during the 2014 FIFA World Cup as U.S. and Bosnia fans filled the place to the brim. Ballpark Village has a little something for everyone. Families can run in the footsteps of legends at Busch-II-Infield, designed on the same lines as the old Busch Stadium, while late-night party animals can try their luck on the mechanical bull at PBR St. Louis.

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