Busch Stadium's 48,861 capacity is the ninth largest in the MLB and will be the second largest to host an outdoor game to Colorado's Coors Field, which hosted a 2016 Stadium Series game.
It will be the Hawks' league-leading fifth outdoor game and fourth in as many years. It will be the Blues' first outdoor game. Nineteen teams have yet to play in a Winter Classic, and eight teams have never played in an outdoor game.
While fans and players may enjoy the outdoor games, they haven't been kind to the Hawks. They've posted a 1-3 record in them with their lone win a 5-1 rout of Pittsburgh at snowy Soldier Field in 2014.
The Hawks lost 6-4 to the Detroit Red Wings in the 2009 Winter Classic at Wrigley Field, fell 3-2 to the Washington Capitals in the 2015 Winter Classic at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., and lost 6-1 to he Minnesota Wild in the 2016 Stadium Series on Feb. 21 at TCF Bank Stadium.
St. Louis will celebrate its 50th anniversary as a member of the NHL's first expansion in 1967, while the Los Angeles Kings, another 1967 expansion team, will host the 2017 All-Star Game.
You're going to love the outdoor games in 2017! pic.twitter.com/i07X16IjPw— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) March 10, 2016