Because of this there was much question as to why St. Louis, of all places, really needed a new ballpark when their current facility still seemed more than serviceable. The answer of course was that a new stadium could provide the bells and whistles and better quality luxury boxes and club seats … the seats that really bring in the income. With a lot of trepidation by Cardinals fans (and ourselves), a bittersweet goodbye was given to the old Busch Stadium II… and in its place rose Busch Stadium #3.