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Find Your Seat or Get in the Game
Author: Scott McCullough
Diversity is what sports are all about. From something as simple as paddling a kayak (some say that is not so simple) to throwing a baseball at 90 mph to qualifying for Missouri’s “Olympics,” sports offer fans some thrilling entertainment and a chance to take part.

Major League Baseball is well underway. We are all cheering for an all Missouri World Series this year between the Cardinals and the Royals.
Get your tickets now to catch (no pun intended) all of the action with Missouri’s three professional baseball teams. The St. Louis Cardinals went to the playoffs last year. Take a guided tour of Busch Stadium and see where everything happens. Be sure to visit the (opened in April 2014) St. Louis Ballpark Village, a huge entertainment and dinning district adjacent to the ballpark.

Across the state, the Kansas City Royals put on a show at Kauffman Stadium. Several different
fascinating and informative Stadium Tours are offered. While you are in KC, spend some time at the Power and Light shopping and entertainment district, eight miles west of Kauffman Stadium.

Watch the up-and-comers play when the Springfield Cardinals take the field. This Double-A, minor league affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals is based at Hammons Field. Also in Springfield, a must see for any sports fan is the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, a 15-minute drive from Hammons Field. Whether you’re a sports fanatic or a casual fan, you'll experience all forms of Missouri sports and athletes at their best, up close and personal, when you visit the Hall of Fame.


What is the fastest growing (some say, the most popular) sport in America? Automobile racing. If you like it loud and fast, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, 40 minutes west of Camdenton, is considered by racing insiders to be one of the top five dirt tracks in the nation – you might see the next NASCAR star. The facilities include a drag-boat racing lake. In southeast Missouri, five miles west of Farmington, Doe Run Raceway features go-kart, mini-stock, B-modified and vintage-car races. Thrills and spills are guaranteed at both tracks.


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