The Busch Stadium is a baseball park, located in St. Louis, Missouri. It is the home ground of St.Louis Cardinals, a Major League Baseball (MLB) team. The stadium is often referred as the "New Busch Stadium" or "Busch Stadium III." The groundbreaking ceremony was held on 17th January 2004. The chief architects who made this stadium are Populous, HOK and Kennedy Associates/Architects Inc. An estimated amount of $365 million was spent on the construction of the stadium and in April 2006, it was finally opened for spectators. The stadium is owned and operated by the St. Louis Cardinals and is their home since 2006. The stadium was formerly called the Sportsman’s Park. Later, in 1953, it was named after Gussie Busch, the owner of the team.