Today’s #TravelTuesday is staying local – we’re highlighting St. Louis in honor of the World Cup Qualifier taking place at Busch Stadium on November 13! Soccer is well-loved around the world, and excitement about the sport in the U.S. has grown considerably in recent years. There should be a great turnout at Busch this November. Here are just a few titles to get you in the right frame of mind:
About Soccer and the World Cup
- The World Cup: The Complete History by Terry Crouch
GV 943.49 .C76 2006
- Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Germany and Brazil Win, and Why the US, Japan, Australia, Turkey– and Even Iraq– Are Destined to Become the Kings of the World’s Most Popular Sport by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski
GV 943.9 .S64 K88 2009
About St. Louis!
- St. Louis: An Illustrated Timeline: Blues, Baseball, Books, Crooks, Civil Rights, and the River by Carol Ferring Shepley
F 474 .S257 S54 2014
- Literary St. Louis: A Guide edited by Lorin Cuoco and William H. Gass
PS 285 .S25 L58 2000
- Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America’s Kings of Beer by William Knoedelseder
HD 9397 .U54 A847 2012
If you’re looking for where to go eat, shop, and hang out in St. Louis be sure to check out St. Louis Magazine’s A-List Award winners. If you’re specifically interested in places to eat take a look at Sauce Magazine‘s Reader’s Choice winners along with Feast Magazine‘s 2014 Feast Awards.
And you should definitely take the time to tour the St. Louis Public Library’s Central Branch. Renovation of the branch was completed in 2012 and it’s a beautifully impressive, award-winning St. Louis treasure.
So try and make it downtown in November for the World Cup Qualifier. There’s plenty to do in STL and it’s sure to be a good time.