A St. Louis man is in custody and facing charges for making a terrorist threat.
The Post-Dispatch reports that Robert Metzinger posted the threats on his Twitter accounts. Police say the tweets implied that Metzinger was going to use a pressure cooker as an explosive device, similar to the devices used in the Boston Marathon bombings, in or around Busch Stadium. Metzinger posted bail and has been released.
His next court appearance is scheduled for late November.
St. Louis Police are warning baseball fans to watch out for counterfeit World Series tickets.
Police say two men are wanted for allegedly selling counterfeit tickets to Cardinals fans in two separate incidents Saturday afternoon.
Images of both were caught by surveillance cameras downtown.
Anyone who recognizes either man is asked to call St. Louis Police at (314) 444-5627.
The Westboro Baptist Church has announced plans to picket Games 3 and 4 of the World Series at Busch Stadium this weekend.
The Kansas-based church has been banned in some states from protesting near the funerals of servicemen and women and is known for disrupting services of private citizens as well.
The church is calling for protesters to demonstrate against "the worthless strutting peacocks of these two baseball teams...glorifying themselves instead of God".
St. Louis city police have said security downtown will be heightened for the Fall Classic.
Police Chief Sam Dotson met Monday with officials from the FBI, ATF, Homeland Security, and the Missouri Highway Patrol to discuss extra safety measures.
The World Series will put St. Louis on a world stage. That means major security measures will be in place around Busch Stadium.
St. Louis Police spent time Monday coordinating security plans with the FBI, ATF, Homeland Security, and the Missouri Highway Patrol. St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson tells Fox 2 News they're trying to run through every possible security scenario in order to have a response plan in place. "We’re doing everything we can to make sure no stone is left unturned, and the resources are there when we need them," he said.
Dotson says securing a national event like the World Series is a complex process, no matter where it takes place. "Whether we’re in St. Louis, Chicago or Louisville it doesn't matter," he said. "We still have to go through the same planning process as if we’re Boston or New York or L.A."
Dotson says many of the safeguards that were in place in 2006, like mechanical and K-9 bomb sniffers and surveillance cameras, will be used again. There will also be extra police officers on the streets, both in uniform and plain clothes.
Fans are advised to get to the ballpark early and expect long lines because of added security measures.
As the Cardinals get ready for the World Series, and Cards fans scramble for tickets, the Better Business Bureau is warning fan to be careful of ticket scams. They advise fans to stick to licensed ticket sellers like StubHub.com and SportixUSA.
Right now, Fox 2 News reports standing room tickets are selling for about $450 apiece on StubHub. The cheapest seats will start at about $650 per ticket. The most expensive seats are being offered for $16,000 each.
The World Series kicks off Wednesday in Boston. The first game at Busch Stadium will be game 3 on Saturday. All games will be broadcast of Fox 2, KTVI-TV.
MLB has announced the schedule for the World Series:
Game 1 - Wed, Oct 23: Cardinals @ Red Sox 7:07 PM (CT)
Game 2 - Thu, Oct 24: Cardinals @ Red Sox 7:07 PM (CT)
Game 3 - Sat, Oct 26: Red Sox @ Cardinals 7:07 PM (CT)
Game 4 - Sun, Oct 27: Red Sox @ Cardinals 7:15 PM (CT)
Game 5 - Mon, Oct 28: Red Sox @ Cardinals 7:07 PM (CT)
Game 6 - Wed, Oct 30: Cardinals @ Red Sox 7:07 PM (CT)
Game 7 - Thu, Oct 31: Cardinals @ Red Sox 7:07 PM (CT)
With their first Central Division title since 2009, and the best record in the National League, the St. Louis Cardinals have home field advantage when the National League Division Series starts Thursday. The Cardinals will take on familiar rivals, the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium.
Fans are expected to flock to downtown St. Louis for a pregame pep rally on the Ballpark Village parking lot. That gets underway at 1:00 p.m. The rally will feature appearances by former Cardinal pitcher Andy Benes, Fredbird, the Budweiser Clydesdales and the 2011 World Series Trophy.
The Busch Stadium gates open at 2:00 p.m. And the game gets underway about 4:00.
This is the team's tenth appearance in the postseason since 2000.
Busch Stadium will once again play host to international soccer stars as the Argentine National Soccer Team will face the Bosnia-Herzegovina team this November.
The Argentineans, led by four-time "world's best player" Lionel Messi.
The match is slated for November 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for the contest go on sale October 10 at 10 a.m. at Cardinals.com/soccer, the Busch Stadium box office and 314-345-9000. A special pre-sale will begin October 8 for Cardinals season ticket holders and club VIPs.
St. Louis Cardinals postseason tickets go on sale this Thursday.
Wild Card Game and Division Series tickets go on sale at 10 AM. Tickets for the Wild Card game and Division Series will be available at on the St. Louis Cardinals' website, by phone at 314-345-9000 or at the Busch Stadium ticket windows.
There will be ticket limits for the NLCS and World Series. Online registration begins this Friday, September 13. Complete details and rules for the random drawing and purchases are available on the Cardinals' website.
Backup outfielder Adron Chambers singled home the winning run in the 14th inning as the Cardinals outlasted the Pittsburgh Pirates and cut into their NL Central lead with a 4-3 victory on Tuesday night.
Sam Freeman (1-0) allowed a walk in a scoreless 14th for the Cardinals, who saddled the Pirates with their fourth straight loss and pulled within two games of them with a win in the 4-hour, 55-minute game.
Pittsburgh had four hits the first time through the order against Adam Wainwright and led 3-0 after two innings on homers by Andrew McCutchen and Jordy Mercer. They had six hits the rest of the way.
Both teams had chances in extra innings before the Cardinals, who had dropped four of five, cashed in.
Jon Jay singled off Jared Hughes (2-3) with one out in the 14th with his fourth hit. Jay stole second and then raced home and beat left fielder Starling Marte's throw.
Thousands of soccer fans were treated to an exhibition match between two of the world's most successful teams. The Busch Stadium field was transformed into a pitch for last night's "friendly" which was enjoyed by a sold out crowd.
People spent a lot of time standing in lines for souvenirs or the chance to pose with the Europe league trophy won earlier this month by Chelsea.
They paid to see the stars and the stars didn't disappoint: Oscar, Dzeko, Tevez, Torres. English Premier League rivals Chelsea and Manchester City battled at Busch Stadium to the delight of local and visiting soccer fans alike.
Chelsea built a 3-0 lead, but Manchester City answered with four of their own. The final was 4-3, but fans here feel like they were the winners.
The two teams play another friendly match Saturday at Yankee Stadium.