The Frick Forum was filling up with fans as the pre-game show for the Cardinals’ opening day at Busch Stadium was splashed across the big screen. The smell of popcorn, nachos, and hot cheese sauce wafted through the air.
Just before the first pitch was thrown, alarms rang, strobe lights flashed, and a robotic voice announced to evacuate the building.
Apparently the popcorn popper was creating too much steam and set off the fire alarm.
After a few minutes outside, the occupants of Knight Hall and Bauer Hall returned and settled in for a virtual day at ball park. Go Cards!!
Image of Fredbird from March 2014, Cards’ season opener in the Frick Forum.