Managers Defend Ballpark Village Dress Code

6 years 3 months 1 week ago Thursday, March 27 2014 Mar 27, 2014 Thursday, March 27, 2014 8:46:15 AM CDT March 27, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Project managers for the new Ballpark Village next to Busch Stadium say they want the entertainment complex to be "family friendly," even as concerns are raised about a strict late-night dress code.

Ballpark Village, featuring nightlife, bars and restaurants, has been years in the making. A grand opening was scheduled Thursday.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported this week that Ballpark Village will have a strict dress code after 9 p.m. It bans, among other things, sweat pants, bandanas, sagging pants, profanity on clothing, sleeveless shirts and even team jerseys - except on game days.

Alderman Antonio French says discriminating against people based on what they wear "is not a very welcoming message." The Cardinals and co-developer the Cordish Co. say the policy does not target minorities.

 

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