Reporting David Highfield
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Tickets are still available for Thursday’s game at Busch Stadium, and there’s sure to be some Pittsburgh fans that make the trip to sit in the stands.
KDKA’s David Highfield started at about 8:30 a.m., and while there are a few interesting things to see, most of the drive is not too impressive.
It takes about 10 hours to drive from Pittsburgh to St. Louis, but the good thing is it’s pretty much a straight shot. You get on Interstate 70 and just keep going west.
Eventually, you hit St. Louis, the gateway to the west.
Of course, there’s the famous arch; although, it’s now closed as part of the government shutdown.
We met up with Danielle D’Andrea. While she was wearing red, she’s not Cardinals fan. Red and black are the school colors where she teaches.
Highfield: “Otherwise you’d be wearing black and gold?
She moved to St. Louis over the summer and the Pirates in the playoffs is thrilling for her.
“They have not won… the Pirates have not won since I’ve been born, so that’s really exciting,” D’Andrea said.
While the box office windows at Busch Stadium were closed Wednesday night, ticket kiosks were still showing seats available for Thursday’s game.
So, why aren’t they sold out?
We asked D’Andrea about Cardinals fans.
Highfield: “Are they like Pirates fan?”
“Pirate fans, we are a unique bunch,” D’Andrea said. “I feel like we are much louder, we’re much more excited and I think there is a pride in our city that we have that I feel like the St. Louis fans just don’t have.”