Blues, Cardinals team up to offer Busch Stadium Game 7 viewing party

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It’s not a Winter Classic or a Stadium Series event, but droves of people will fill the seats at Busch Stadium in St. Louis to watch a hockey game on Wednesday night.

A collaboration between the St. Louis Blues and Major League Baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals will see the doors to the 45,538 capacity baseball stadium opened to take in Game 7 vs. the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final (8 p.m. ET, NBC; Live Stream).

The move to have an outdoor viewing party at the home of the Cardinals comes after a watch party at Enterprise Center, the home of the Blues, was sold out in minutes.

A limited number of tickets will go on sale on Tuesday at 2 p.m. CT at cardinals.com/hockey. The tickets will cost $20 a head (limited to four per transaction), with proceeds going to benefit Cardinals Care and Blues for Kids charities.

Seating is based on a first-come, first-served system, with arrangements based on the best available seats at the time the order for tickets is placed. The tickets, the Blues said, will be delivered via the MLB Ballpark mobile app. Concession stands will be open with a limited and discounted food and drink menu available for fans.

Gates 1, 2 and 3 will open for the event at 5:30 p.m. local time. Video of the game will be on the main scoreboard inside the stadium and will be seen on the same feed that is being watched at Enterprise Center.

The weather forecast for St. Louis is calling for cloudy with showers and a high of 70 degrees. However, organizers say the party will go rain or shine.

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Scott Billeck is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @scottbilleck