Managers Defend Ballpark Village Dress Code
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.