Cardinals to Host Blues Stanley Cup Final Game 7 Watch Party at Busch Stadium

Megan ArmstrongCorrespondent IIJune 11, 2019

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 6: A general view of Busch Stadium during a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Diego Padres on April 6, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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As the St. Louis Blues take on the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, St. Louis fans will be hoping that the championship juju present in Busch Stadium rubs off on a franchise seeking its first-ever title.

Major League Baseball's Cardinals announced Monday night that their stadium will host a watch party for Game 7 "due to an overwhelming demand from fans to attend the St. Louis Blues watch party at Enterprise Center."

Limited tickets will go on sale Tuesday.

The Blues had a chance to clinch the title Sunday night at home, but Boston overwhelmed them in a 5-1 Game 6 win.

The city was ready to erupt, as around 50,000 fans took to the streets of downtown St. Louis.

This is the Blues' first Stanley Cup Final appearance in 49 years, when the Bruins swept them.

For this particular team to even be in position to bring Lord Stanley to St. Louis is unlikely. The team started the season 7-9-3, which led to the firing of head coach Mike Yeo on Nov. 19 and the hiring of interim head coach Craig Berube.

On Jan. 3, the Blues were the worst team in the NHL at 15-18-4 and 34 points. Rookie goaltender Jordan Binnington made his first start Jan. 7, and the team's ascension has correlated with his.

NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

Jordan Binnington of the @StLouisBlues improved to 15-9 this postseason (2.46 GAA, .913 SV%, 1 SO) to match the single-year playoff record for wins by a rookie goaltender. More #NHLStats: https://t.co/lwLxPq40Iy #StanleyCup https://t.co/yXJiEfMYyr

NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

Jordan Binnington of the @StLouisBlues can become the 14th different rookie goaltender in NHL history to earn a Cup-clinching win and fifth to do so in the expansion era (since 1967-68). More #NHLStats: https://t.co/AuWxv7Q62g #StanleyCup https://t.co/3HBaWVhIha

According to NHL PR, the Bruins hold a 15-12 all-time record in Game 7s—the most in league history—while the Blues are 9-8. Most relevant, though, is St. Louis' 4-6 record as the away team in such games compared to Boston's 14-8 record at home.

There is still history at stake should Boston prevail, as Wednesday will be the first Game 7 the Bruins have hosted in their 94-year history.

The Blues and Bruins are slated for an 8 p.m. ET start Wednesday night from Boston's TD Garden.