What can you say about Busch Stadium when you consider that it was the only park in our survey to get an “A” rating? One hundred percent of the women wash their hands in the restroom, and the men are not too shabby when it comes to restroom hygiene, either. Busch Stadium is one of the few parks that the UFE (Urine Feces Everywhere) Team would feel comfortable shaking another fan’s hand.
St Louis is a baseball town with supportive fans and some great history to back it up. The restrooms are clean and the attendants do a great job of keeping the restroom stocked up and ready for the crowds.
We know that Busch stadium has had some food safety issues in the past, but those concerns are different than what the UFE staff is looking at when we make our ratings. UFE can tell you that the fans are doing their job, which is something a health inspector has no control over.On the negative side, the restrooms could use hands-free toilets, paper towels, sinks, etc., but so could every other stadium in Major League Baseball. The UFE Team did find it interesting that there are touch-less restroom facilities in the more expensive parts of Busch Stadium, including full-time bathroom attendants. Don’t feel slighted, though, Cardinals fans; when we spoke to the attendants in the exclusive parts of the stadium, they informed us that the fans walk right past them (the attendant) after using the facilities without washing their hands on a regular basis. So peer pressure does not seem to affect the well-to-do as much as it does the fans in the cheap seats.
Take a relatively new park, a competitive team, and fans that are very clean and friendly and what do you get? The third generation Busch Stadium that the entire UFE staff said they would gladly return in a heartbeat! To view the ratings of the remaining MLB Parks click here.