I hate Metrolink. It takes forever, and after sporting events, it's crowded as hell.
I drive, and park a few blocks away from Scottrade. Hwy 40 is right there and since I'm a few blocks away from Scottrade, there isn't any traffic leaving the games.
When I lived in Fairview Heights, I could be back home in 15-20 minutes. If I took Metrolink, it would take me almost an hour to get back.
I like the metro link for the reason that it takes me 1 hour to get home. When I get to go to a game I like to drinks the beer. So I enjoy that extra hour sobbering up before I get in my car.
If you walk a few blocks and don't get on the metro link right at Scottrade you can get a seat. I assume it's the same if you walk closer to the riverfront?
You could make it home to Fairview in 20 mins if you drive? You must run out of there. I guess since I don't get to go to many games I like to take my time and savor it.