Best Family Friendly Sporting Events in St. Louis

St. Louisans know how to be passionate about sports. As one of the greatest cities in the world for baseball, the Cardinals sell out on a regular basis. Major League Baseball isn’t the only game in town for families to enjoy.

Harlem Globetrotters

Although their winter 2011-12 season hasn’t been announced yet, the Harlem Globetrotters always make an appearance in St. Louis at the Scottrade Center. Kids and adults alike will love the enthusiasm and entertainment value of watching some of the best basketball players in the world showcase their skills.

Look for the Globetrotters usually sometime in January or February. During the summer months they travel to foreign countries but return to the states in the fall and winter. Tickets usually run around $20 to $30 depending on your seat in arena.

River City Rascals

The River City Rascals continue to play independent league baseball in O’Fallon. The 2010 Frontier League champions, the Rascals have a full schedule starting in May and going until early September. The best seats in the house are just $11 per person.

For families who want to relax and enjoy the game, berm seating is $5. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets to the outfield and watch the game while the kids run around.

St. Louis Billikens

The St. Louis Billikens are the pinnacle of amateur athletics in the area. They have sporting events year round from volleyball and soccer in the fall, basketball in the winter, to baseball and softball in the spring.

The basketball squads are the only Division I basketball team in the city. The men’s soccer team is routinely one of the top teams in the country as the Billikens continue a great soccer tradition in St. Louis. Ticket prices and venues vary, but more often than not there are ticket packages available for families.

St. Louis Cardinals

No one can leave out the St. Louis Cardinals when you think about family entertainment. The best seats for the money are in the outfield bleacher section for $15. Along the right field seats there exists the family pavilion with all kinds of activities for the kids, some of which may cost an extra fee. The outfield entrance is located at the northeast part of the stadium and includes sections 500-511.

Another fun family activity is to build your own stuffed mascot. You can create your own plushy Fredbird on the main concourse behind section 153. There is a fee associated with this, usually around $10 total.