Busch Stadium is located in downtown St. Louis and is the home of the MLB’s St. Louis Cardinals franchise. The ballpark features 49,000 state-of-the-art seats, ideal baseball site lines, and modern amenities for the fans.
DMA provided civil and structural engineering services for the ballpark. Site preparation work included the relocation of major utility distribution facilities in the downtown area, phased demolition of existing Busch Stadium, and roadway and interstate highway modifications. Utility work included the removal and relocation of numerous water, sewer, gas, steam, telecommunications, and electric distribution systems.
Other infrastructure work included the realignment of two collector roadways and the construction of a new street to re-establish the city street grid around the new ballpark. The ballpark is adjacent to Federal Interstate Highway I-64. We prepared all construction documentation for the demolition of an existing on-ramp to I-64. We also performed geometric design studies for the relocation of a replacement on-ramp.
Our structural engineers designed modifications to an existing below-grade light rail platform adjacent to the new ballpark. We were also responsible for the design of all masonry shear walls and concession stand masonry partition walls within the stadium interior.
Our civil and structural engineers were responsible for the design of site development and urban streetscape improvements around Busch Stadium. This included grading and drainage design, retaining wall design, paving and parking lot design, and other facilities for vehicular and pedestrian circulation.