By Ruthie Cordia, Staff Writer
September 28th, 2021 the Saint Louis Cardinals faced the Milwaukee Brewers. According to ESPN four home runs were hit. The first in the top of the 4th was hit by Urias from the Brewers going 388 feet to left field. The second by Carlson on the Cardinals in the bottom of the 4th going 377 feet to right field. In the bottom of the 6th Rondon from the Cardinals hit a home run to left field going 378 feet. The fourth home run that happened in the bottom of the 7th was once again by a Cardinal; Arenado to left center at 399 feet. The final score was 6-2 making this game the Cardinals 17th straight win. Also claiming their National League Wildcard spot.
Where are the fans?
There right here! Celebrating with a high five after the second home run of the night was hit. As you can see the seats are packed and everyone in the stadium has Cardinal spirit.
Many of the fans were at the September 28th, 2021 game, 35,726 to be exact. The amount of fans at this point will not help the average attendance for the 2021 season. For reference, the attendance back in 2019 was 42,967. In 2020, at the start of Covid, that count dropped dramatically to 13,500. Today it’s growing again but nowhere near what it used to be.
One thing that remains no matter how many fans are at Busch Stadium is that they’ve got spirit. I’m sure many of you have been to one or two baseball games at Busch Stadium. You’ve done the wave or shouted charge at the top of your lungs.
Many things at Busch Stadium have gone back to normal. There are no masks, except for in certain areas, and no sitting one chair away from anyone else.