Special Tips for Experiencing Busch Stadium

St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium

After months of offseason roster shifts and a competitive spring training session, baseball season has officially returned. While the Cardinals aim to bring another World Series trophy back to St. Louis, consider trying out these great tips when you go to Busch Stadium this summer.


1. Bring Your Own Snacks

Food Permitted into Busch Stadium

Did you know that you can bring a bucket of fried chicken into Busch Stadium? Yep. It’s true. Outside food and drinks are permitted as long as they are sealed in a duffel, tote, cinch bag, or purse (NO Backpacks).

Just remember that drinks must be non-alcoholic and carried in a clear, plastic bottle no larger than 2 liters.

For complete details about carry-in policies, check out Busch Stadium’s Information Guide.

 


2. Download the Budweiser Ballpark Pass

Game tickets can be pretty expensive. Just sign up for the Budweiser Ballpark Pass to get automatic access to ascannerll home games for only $30 a month!

As a pass holder, you’ll receive:

  • Guaranteed standing room for each game
  • Tickets that scan right from your phone (No need to print anything out)
  • Auto-renewable bills each month (with the ability to cancel at any time)

Download the app from the App Store or Google Play for more details! 


3. Get Group Tickets

groupsIf you’re going to a game with a large number of people, purchasing a group bundle is the way to go. Groups of 20+ people can receive discounts of up to 50%, depending on the game. Check out the Group Ticket Rules for more information about group benefits!

For more details about any other discounts or promotions, check out all of the Fan Value Programs!

 


4. Experience a New Social Venue

The Cardinals will debut the Budweiser Terrace at Busch Stadium thibudweiser terraces season. This newly-renovated common area will offer a variety of unique social amenities including:

  • Two full-service bars
  • Plenty of standing room
  • Comfortable lounge space
  • Cabana seating
  • An entertainment stage for live music and DJ performances

Enjoy this new stadium attraction for free. Check it out in the upper-level territory of right field!


5. Avoid Transportation and Parking Struggles

Driving to and from the ball game can be a hassle. Finding a reasonable parking spot can be exhausting and expensive. Even Car-pooling can be frustrating to coordinate.

Avoid these challenges by letting St. Louis County and Yellow Cab take the wheel. Our drivers are equipped with enough experience to get you to and from the ballpark without any worry!

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BEST Transportation, St. Louis County & Yellow Cab, and GO BEST Express comprise a family of companies that are committed to providing above-industry-standard transportation solutions for every need. It’s more than just point “A” to point “B.” It’s about the experience

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The St. Louis Guide for St. Patrick’s Day

There’s a little Irish in us all on March 17th. St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday filled with shades of green, shamrock decorations, and copious amounts of “Kiss Me I’m Irish” T-shirts. Every year, people pack the pubs and roam the streets of St. Louis just to get a good glimpse of the holiday parade. Whether its Dogtown or Downtown, utilize some of these celebration tips to help bring the luck of the Irish everywhere you go.

St. Louis Parade in Dogtown

St. Louis’ annual Dogtown Parade

Establish a Plan

It’s no secret that St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most popular events of the spring. It is undoubtedly, the biggest holiday in March and one of the most celebrated times in St. Louis. From holiday festivals and city parades to pub crawls, and traditional festivities, there’s something fun for everyone.

Gather a group of friends or family together and check out some of the best St. Patrick’s Day events that St. Louis has to offer.

Reduce the risk of getting lost

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations tend to expand like wildfire, as giant crowds form throughout St. Louis. As the excitement grows, so does the likelihood of getting separated from the rest of your group. Be sure to follow these guidelines:

  • Designate a meeting place in case your group gets separated.
  • Familiarize yourself with the area.
  • Keep a map handy in case you lose cell phone service.
  • Wear something that makes you stand out from the crowd.
  • Don’t let your phone run out of juice. Keep a portable charger on hand.
  • Access the “Share My Location” feature on your smartphone.
  • Use the buddy system

 Show Up Early

Don’t wait until the last minute to find the perfect parade-viewing spot, or grab a seat at your favorite Irish restaurant.

Showing up an hour early can help you secure the best position for any festivity. If you can make a reservation in advance, you could avoid the restaurant hassle altogether.

Come prepared

Maximize your holiday fun with these “must-have” items:

  • Green attire
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella or poncho (in case of rain)
  • Jackets, coats, gloves, hats, scarves, etc. (for cold weather)
  • Extra cash
  • Portable lawn chairs
  • Emergency snacks

Celebrate Responsibly

All in all, St. Patrick’s Day is a day filled with festive, Irish fun. If you want to enjoy the day with minimal stress, let St. Louis County & Yellow Cab provide you with worry-free transportation. Our drivers are loaded with experience and are committed to going the extra mile to get you to and from the celebration quickly, comfortably, and safely.

We got you covered with every step so all you have to worry about is avoiding those pesky St. Patrick’s Day pinches!

Winter Road Safety Tips You Need to Stay Cool

In true St. Louis tradition, we experienced seasons as unpredictable as ever, especially throughout the last few months. Much of fall felt like spring, and several days in December felt like fall.

When it doesn’t feel like winter, we are more likely to overlook winter road safety preparations. In addition to the regularly surprising weather conditions, our high population of drivers makes road safety a crucial responsibility. We’ve gathered some tips from sources including the National Safety Council and Consumer Reports and as well as some of our own that will help ease the stress of winter road navigation.

  1. Understand your vehicle’s safety features & get them inspected.

It is crucial to not only make sure your vehicle’s safety features are working, but also to understand their mechanics. The National Safety Council lists the most important safety systems for winter driving:

  • Ignition
  • Brakes
  • Wiring
  • Hoses and fan belts
  • Spark plugs
  • Air, fuel and emissions filters, and PCV valve
  • Distributor
  • Battery
  • Tire wear and air pressure
  • Antifreeze level and freeze line
  1. Take advantage of real-time ways to keep up with weather conditions.

Weather is not static. The conditions before you get behind the wheel can change-fast. Apps are one of the most common, user-friendly ways to track weather conditions. The Missouri Department of Transportation offers a Traveler Information Map App, a map that monitors changing road conditions like snow levels, and whether or not a road is opened or closed. Remember to keep your eyes on the road, though, instead of your phone.

Traffic Jam in the Snow

  1. Work on your slide

Skidding across an icy road is one of the most unnerving driving experiences, but did you know that, with proper technique, you can minimize sliding? As per Consumer Reports, the safest way to slide, is to “steer into it.” First, you should gently decelerate. Then “turn steering the wheel in the direction that the car is sliding.” This will straighten out the car, improve your tires’ grip, and decrease risking an accident.

Your Car’s BEST Safety Feature

Remember that, despite the risks of winter driving, there is one reason to minimize fear or frustration. The National Safety Council puts it best:”You are your car’s best safety feature.” The proper preparations will help you take charge of your own safety, even in high-stress situations. Stay knowledgeable, practice safe, patient driving, and you can gain peace of mind on the road.

 

 

 

 

Halloween Hazards You Probably Aren’t Thinking About

It’s fun to take in the thrills and chills of Halloween, but only if the dangers are all pretend. October 31st always brings heavy pedestrian traffic, especially children who are dressed in dark colors and experiencing a full-on sugar rush.  Do your part to reduce the risk of real-life scary stories by being extra vigilant.

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1. Discuss road safety with your kids
The excitement of the celebration might distract your kids from what they already know about road safety.  After all, even though your son normally stays in the crosswalk, once he puts on that Superman costume, all bets are off.  A brief review before even leaving the house could help prevent them from taking off running across the road.

2. Help to make sure children stay visible after dark
If your house is on the trick-or-treat route, pass out fun items that help children stand out to motorists, such as reflective arm bands, tape, or glow sticks.  If you’re guiding a group of ghouls around the neighborhood, bring some light-up gear with you.

3. Put your phone away
You can’t foresee every potential accident.  Likewise, you can’t guarantee a moment of safety long enough to check your texts.  Whether walking or driving, keep your eyes on your surroundings and your kids.

4. Beware of…your candy bag
Never accept candy that is not factory-packaged or appears to have been tampered with.  Likewise, be wary of baked goods and other such items from strangers.  Keep an eye out for torn packaging, loose wrappers, or anything in a baggie.

Trick or Treaters Are Here!

Even if you don’t have kids, you can keep others safe by driving more mindfully:

1. Actively look for children on the road.
Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a vehicle on Halloween. Anticipate accidents before they happen by slowing down through neighborhoods and keeping a close eye on pedestrians.

2. Turn your headlights on earlier than normal.
Visibility is important both ways – vehicles need to be visible to pedestrians too. If you have manual headlights, consider turning them on earlier than normal as an extra precaution.

3. Beat the Trick-or-Treat: avoid high-traffic travel times
The most popular time range for trick-or-treating is 5:30-9:30pm.  If possible, avoid driving through neighborhoods during these times.

Nothing is scarier than injury to a loved one, but some small precautions, though basic, can make an incredible difference.  That’s the sweetest treat of all!

 

BEST Transportation, St. Louis County & Yellow Cab, and GO BEST Express comprise a family of companies that is committed to providing above-industry-standard transportation solutions for every need. It’s more than just point “A” to point “B” service. It’s about the experience. 

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2016 Hospitality Hero – Kamar Harleem & Admir Smajic

Kamar Harleem - 2016 Hospitality Hero with Mayor Slay

Kamar Harleem being congratulated by Mayor Francis Slay for representing St. Louis with class, dignity and professionalism as a taxi driver with St. Louis County Cab Company.

The definition of hero, a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities, applies to both men who have been selected to receive the honor of Hospitality Hero by Explore St. Louis.  Kamar Harleem and Admir Smajic were chosen for separate acts of heroism that each of them performed in service to the community.  We, at St. Louis County Cab, congratulate and honor Kamar and Admir for being outstanding gentlemen and taxi drivers.

Kamar Harleem was chosen for his life-saving act of heroism on January 13, 2016.  As was told to us by a passenger and long-time customer, Kamar spotted a young man lying behind a vehicle next to the road.  Recognizing that there was a person in distress, Kamar calmly but quickly turned around and returned to the person in need.  The young man was in the midst of a seizure which was brought on by a serious medical condition for which he was being treated.  Kamar’s ability to remain calm and make the right decisions at every critical turn allowed for emergency treatment to be south, provided and to end this story in a positive way.  When asked about these events, Kamar hesitated to describe his involvement.  He didn’t want this recognition for what he did.  He did it simply because it was the right thing to do and he was in the position to do what was right when it was needed.  For this, Kamar Harleem is a 2016 Hospitality Hero as chosen by Explore St. Louis.

2016 Hospitality Hero - Kamar Harleem

Kamar Harleem is a proud Hospitality Hero!

Admir was chosen Hospitality Hero for a less dramatic but no less heroic event in January.  This event is best described by the customer who submitted it to us:  “Please thank driver Admir of Cab #626 for driving us home from St. Clair Hospital today (1/9/16, 11:00 a.m.) during the brief but ugly snow squall. My husband was discharged from the hospital with a heavily-bandaged, non-weight- bearing foot following serious surgery. In fact the trip began by keeping Admir waiting outside while the nurses finished their work and brought us down. Sorry for the delay! Our driveway is short but very steep and slick when it snows. Admir was able to back his vehicle part way up, and then pushed my husband’s wheelchair up-hill through the extremely slippery snow and slush into the dry garage. This took strength and determination, and he was also concerned for my safety as I made my way on foot. Finally, he saw us safely up a short flight of stairs into the kitchen and made sure that my husband was seated in a chair. Truly this was not just courteous, it was heroic! Please let him know what an important role he played in our lives today.” Most sincerely, Cathy (age 68) and Thomas (age 67), Grateful Passengers

Heroism takes on many forms in our lives.  Sometimes it is a dramatic act during extraordinary circumstances.  Most often, heroism is an extraordinary act during non-dramatic circumstances.  What remains consistent is that heroes exist everywhere and in every occupation.  Kamar and Admir, you were both heroes to people in a time of need.  You make yourselves, your families, us and your industry proud!