VISIT ST. LOUIS: Our Articles on Why We Love St. Louis:

Reason #1: The many walking, running, and bicycling trails

Reason #2: Baseball                       Reason #3: The Culture; Arts and Entertainment

Reason #4: Parks & Nature    



AND NOW...Reason #5- All the Sports

In 2009 The Sporting News rated St. Louis the nation’s Best Sports City. 

Pro

The area boast three major teams: The St. Louis Cardinals of MLB, The St. Louis Rams of the NFL, and the St. Louis Blues of the NHL. StLSportsPage.com has media credentials to all of these and we provide game report coverage of all home games as well as features, commentary, and breaking news for all these sports. There is a tab for each professional sport and we feature the twitter feeds from the various teams as well as stories on the team as they happen.

Here is a link to Rob Rains' article about the Cardinals' first half as they stand at the All-Star Break: http://www.robrains.com/CARDINALSBASEBALL/tabid/91/entryid/1779/cards-first-half-review-surprises-mysteries-disappointments.aspx

Besides the professional sports, St. Louis has many minor league, semi-pro, and College sports. 

Local College

Several local colleges and universities have football teams: Lindenwood in St. Charles, Lindenwood in Belleville, Washington University, and now for the first time Missouri Baptist University will be fielding a football.

Missouri Baptist’s first game in school history will be played on Thurs., Aug. 28, 2014 at 7:00pm in Cape Girardeau, Mo. at Southeast Missouri State University. Fifty of the 91 (55%) on the 2014 roster are from St. Louis and the surrounding area.

The Inaugural 2014 season will include 11 games, three of which are against NCAA DI Opponents (FCS Subdivision).—three home games and eight away. Their first home game will be played on Sat., Sept. 20, 2014 at 1:00pm against William Penn University. 

Missouri Baptist Football has been accepted as a member of the Mid-States Football Association and will begin conference play in 2015

St. Louis University has the Billikens Basketball team which plays in the Chaiffetz Arena and has the feel of big-time college basketball. StLSportsPage.com covers SLU Basketball and here is the latest from them:

ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis University is one of eight schools that will participate in the second annual Corpus Christi Coastal Classic, which is slated for Thanksgiving week.

The Billikens host two games at Chaifetz Arena before traveling to Corpus Christi, Texas, for games on Friday, Nov. 28, and Saturday, Nov. 29, at American Bank Center. Other teams in the Corpus Christi Coastal Classic are Bradley, Mississippi State, TCU, Mississippi Valley State, North Carolina A&T, Radford and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

For the games in Corpus Christi, the Billikens will play in a bracket with Bradley (12-20, 7-11 Missouri Valley), Mississippi State (14-19, 3-15 SEC) and TCU (9-22, 0-18 Big 12). The complete tournament bracket, which will include game matchups, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Last season, Saint Louis went 27-7 and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament. SLU is one of 10 programs in the nation that has won at least one game in each of the last three NCAA Tournaments. Six contributors return from last year’s team, and the Billikens welcome seven newcomers (six freshmen, one eligible transfer). All players are on campus attending summer school and participating in voluntary workouts.

StLSportsPage.com has a “College” page and we try to keep our readers up to date on all of the local football and basketball as well as the other sports that usually do not receive much media.


Other Teams

There are so many sports teams in the Greater St. Louis Area besides Cards, Blues, Rams, and College. Here are a list of some of them:
              
Gateway Grizzlies, Baseball, Frontier League, GCS Ballpark - They hosted the Frontier League All-Star Game Wed. July 16, 2014. For more on that click here: http://www.robrains.com/CARDINALSBASEBALL/MinorLeagueNews/tabid/153/entryid/1787/gateway-grizzlies-get-great-community-support-on-frontier-league-all-star-game.aspx
River City Rascals, Baseball, Frontier League, T.R. Hughes Ballpark

Both the Gateway Grizzlies and River City Rascals are independent minor league baseball teams in the Frontier League. They have both had players go on to the major league organizations. Today their player Taylor Ard signed a contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks organization as an example.

St. Louis Saints, Women's football, Lingerie Football League
St. Louis Slam, Women's football, Women's Football Alliance, CBC High School & Oakville High School
St. Louis Lions, Soccer USL Premier Development League, Tony Glavin Soccer Complex
Arch Rival Roller Girls, Women's Roller Derby, Women's Flat Track Derby Association
St. Louis GateKeepers, Men's Roller Derby, (MRDA) Men's Roller Derby Association

St. Louis Stunners, Basketball, American Basketball Association, St. Louis Community College gym

St. Charles Chil, Hockey Central Hockey League, Family Arena-- The St. Charles Chill does a lot for the community and we appreciate that they took the time to work with our kids at Rainbows for Kids-- the families of children with cancer-- at a special event earlier this year.

St. Louis Bombers, Rugby, Super League SportPort, Maryland Heights


One of the great things about St. Louis is the Sports Commission. They are constantly working on bringing big sporting events to St. Louis. To see the list of events they have brought so far, check out their website: http://stlsports.org/about-us/

Our next “Why We Love St. Louis” article will be: Plan a “Stay-cation in St. Louis”

Family fun starts at Drury

StLSportsPage.com is a family-owned business and we like to promote family fun whenever we can. We travel a lot and love the Drury Hotels.There is often fresh popcorn  and soft drinks in the lobby, and the cost of the hotel room includes enough food that you don't really need to spend money going to a restaurant.

If you are coming to St. Louis to watch one of our sports teams, check out the Drury Hotels.

They start you off with  their free Hot QUIKSTART Breakfast, and then the Kickback®
5:30 to 7:00 with free hot food & cold beverages for all guests. Check out the Drury Hotels,