Scottrade Center St Louis is a large arena and the home of St Louis Blues. It is located at 1401 Clark Avenue, St Louis. This downtown arena was opened in 1994. At that time, it was known as Kiel Center. But, from 2000 until 2006, it was named as Savvis Center. In September, the naming right was sold to Scottrade. Scottrade Center Saint Louis was designed by Ellerbe Becket. Since 1994, the arena has undergone several expansions. It was also modernized so that this arena becomes more sophisticated and up to date. Scotrade Center is one of the best arenas in the U.S alongside Staples Center, Allstate Arena, and Madison Square Garden.
Scottrade Center seating
The expansion project of this arena has changed Scottrade Center seating capacity. When it was first built, its ice hockey arena had 19,260 seats. In 2000, there were 19,026 seats for the hockey. And when it is named as Scottrade Center, it has 19,150 seats for hockey. In addition, it has 22,000 seats for concert and basketball.
This large arena is an excellent sport complex. It doesn’t only have large seating capacity. It is also packed with exceptional facilities. This 12-story structure will enable spectators, sport players, and all the people involved in Scottrade Center sport events feel comfortable and happy. All of them will be able to enjoy the game and the event maximally.
Scottrade Center events
Scottrade Center is a multifunction arena. It holds various sport events in a year. Scottrade Center events are not only about sports. Some entertainment events are also held in this arena. This arena hosts around 175 events in a year.
The main sport event held in this arena is the National Hockey League featuring St Louis Blues versus other teams of NHL. This event starts from October to April. Another sport event that often held in Scottrade Center is NBA preseason game. The latest preseason game that was held in this arena was in 2014. This arena also hosted WWE and NCAA Wrestling Championship in the previous years. The most recent championship held in Scottrade was in 2015. This arena will hold another NCAA Wrestling Championship in 2017. Based on the rumors,Scottrade Center will host Southeastern Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament in 2018. It never hosts this tournament before and it will be the first for this arena.
Scottrade Center is often used entertainment events. One of the most common events held in this arena is concerts. Famous singers and bands had their concert in this arena. Some of them are Coldplay, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, John Mayer, Michael Buble, and Radiohead. This arena is also scheduled for Disney on Ice, WLive Holiday Tour, Kid Rock New Year Eve Bash, Harlem Globetrotters, and many other events.
Scottrade Center St Louis is a modern arena with rich historical value. This arena was originally a municipal stadium that was built 1932. It is the place where The Rock won his first WWE championship. It is said that Scottrade will has this naming right until 2021.