250 Jobs Up for Grabs at St. Louis Cardinals' Ballpark Village

Categories: Bidness, Cardinals

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Need a job? The restaurants at Ballpark Village are hiring.
Despite the fresh snowfall, hundreds of people turned out to apply for one of the 250 jobs created by the brand new Ballpark Village next to Busch Stadium.

The Cardinals will need new staff to work at the 10-acre baseball fan base, which spans seven city blocks. Most of those jobs are food industry based -- bartenders, servers, hosts -- to work at the development's multiple restaurants, including the two-story Cardinals Nation restaurant, the Fox Sports Midwest Live! Marketplace, the PBR St Louis Cowboy Bar, the dueling piano bar chain and even a Ted Drewes.

The Cardinals Nation restaurant will be one of the largest in the city, with more than 500 seats and an additional 300 outside seats on game day.

See also: Photos: Cardinals Finally Break Ground on Ballpark Village, Release New Renderings

Applicants have three more dates to attend the open-call job fair: February 4, 18 and March 4. Hiring managers will meet-and-greet with applicants from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the SLATE Missouri Career Center, 1520 Market Street, before deciding whom to bring back for interviews.

The Ballpark Village project has been plagued with delays and setbacks for years, but organizers say they'll be ready for opening day this year.

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A look at the future of Ballpark Village.
For months, the only sign of progress at the Ballpark Village was a parking lot with 400 spots costing $20 each. Alderman Scott Oglivie argued against tax subsidies for the project earlier this year, saying bars and concrete slabs weren't valuable enough to the city to earn tax-increment financing.

See also: Cardinals Defend Ballpark Village; Alderman Scott Ogilvie Slams Project As "Total Failure"

But the project's leaders say now that the lights are on and the construction is finishing up, baseball fans will see what all the fuss has been about.

"From a baseball industry or sports industry perspective it's going to be a one-of-a-kind development," Ron Watermon, spokesman for the Cardinals, told Daily RFT in August just after the parking lot was completed. "The ballpark was built the way it was built to make Ballpark Village a reality. The design will all make sense when this first phase opens."

Ballpark Village is expected to eventually bring 500 jobs to St. Louis city.

Here's a list of the open jobs at the Ballpark Village.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.


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34 comments
Daniel Knoll
Daniel Knoll

it's about a decade overdue, and there's no great housing as promised, but hey, they got their money

Heather Bangert
Heather Bangert

If you don't make much money, get roommates and grow a garden...comparisons to slavery are hilarious

Graham Collins
Graham Collins

There's a word for a job that doesn't pay a living wage. It's called "slavery".

Paul Dobbins
Paul Dobbins

Just in time for the All Star Game, as planned!

Bill Roth
Bill Roth

How much are they paying... 7... 10....per hour.... Are how much you are worth

Mark D Rapp
Mark D Rapp

Way to find that cloud in the silver lining folks. Good lord...

Bridget Scott
Bridget Scott

how many african american will be hired. try 18%. upper management only white american would only need to appy. no room in ther upper room for the 18%.

Ellen Bond
Ellen Bond

Thank! You! You don't know how many years I heard this, and those saying it, were unwilling, or unable to get to work @ 10:oo am on time!

Martin Goebel
Martin Goebel

Disneyland and Cheesecake Factory threw up on a few buildings and this is what it looked like

Nicole Marie
Nicole Marie

Those who choose to work in the industry are aware of the benefits we aren't provided prior to. It's up to us to create our savings, thats why there are things like Aflac available, and private health care isn't as costly as you think if you research it properly. Don't get me wrong, I don't think working as a waitress or bar tender should be your lifelong goal but downgrading how someone makes a living just because it's not what YOU want, is quite narrow.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

liberals be like "income inequality is bad" but turn their nose up at jobs that don't pay enough to keep that income inequality going.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

or you can live in fantasy land thinking a whole bunch of $70k jobs are going to show up.

David B Fowler
David B Fowler

Enjoy. It doesn't move the economy of region very far.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

ask a few strippers about how low a "tip oriented" job pays.

Ann Stillwell
Ann Stillwell

Oh joy more service jobs that pay little and will probably limit employees to 28.8 hours a week so they don't have to provide insurance. Somehow I don't see how this is a win for workers.

Ted Funkhouser
Ted Funkhouser

Well---it is a start--------long over due. It should really be a fun destination when the Cardinals are in town! And, perhaps, even when they are not.

Nicole Marie
Nicole Marie

REAL jobs? I'm sorry, but have you ever worked behind a bar? Have you ever had 150 + people (demanding people might I add) yelling orders in your face? Ones you have to adequately remember and promptly serve? Coming from someone who had a "real" job per your standards, I feel more stress and sustain more financial stability by being a bar tender than I ever did sitting behind my desk. We make money depending on how hard we want to work, which is more than I can say for the salary based drone that just gets paid to show up.

Ticktick Boomer
Ticktick Boomer

Something's better than nothing, but some people aren't happy if they aren't complaining.

Steve Horak
Steve Horak

those tips add up and can easily average out your weeks pay to 20 bucks an hour. and those tips put a lot of girls through college. Sounds like a decent job to me.

David B Fowler
David B Fowler

Low pay... Tip oriented... How about creating real jobs.

jaco1175
jaco1175 topcommenter

Do you count dressing like a skank and showing cleavage as 'working hard'? Because every 'successful' bar tending female I ever met was a coked up whore.

jaco1175
jaco1175 topcommenter

That's what all the strippers say, funny thing is not many put themselves through college unless they major in cocaine/meth skankery.

AnAmusedReader
AnAmusedReader

And how many female bartenders have you met while conducting this "research", Jaco?

jaco1175
jaco1175 topcommenter

@AnAmusedReaderJust enough to know that they are mostly coked up worthless whores. Oh and your mom.

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