Enterprise Center

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Enterprise Center
Scottrade Center 3Apr2005.jpg
Former namesKiel Center (1994–2000)
Savvis Center (2000–2006)
Scottrade Center (2006–2018)
Address1401 Clark Avenue
LocationSt. Louis, Missouri
Public transitTram interchange Metrolink: Civic Center
OwnerCity of St. Louis
OperatorSLB Acquisition Holdings LLC
CapacityIce hockey: 18,724[1]
Basketball and Concerts: 22,000
Indoor soccer: 10,000 (expandable to 18,724)[2]
Construction
Broke groundDecember 14, 1992 (December 14, 1992)[3]
OpenedOctober 8, 1994 (October 8, 1994)
Construction cost$135 million
($241 million in 2017 dollars[4])
ArchitectEllerbe Becket[5]
Structural engineerThe Consulting Engineers Group, Inc.[6]
Services engineerWilliam Tao & Associates, Inc.[7]
General contractorJ.S. Alberici Construction[8]
Main contractorsDKW Construction, Inc.[9]
Tenants
St. Louis Ambush (NPSL) (1994–2000)
Saint Louis Billikens (NCAA) (1994–2008)
St. Louis Blues (NHL) (1995–present)
St. Louis Stampede (AFL) (1995–96)
St. Louis Vipers (RHI) (1995–97, 1999)
St. Louis Steamers (MISL) (2004–06)
River City Rage (NIFL) (2006)
Website
Venue Website

Enterprise Center is a sports arena in St. Louis, Missouri. The arena opened on October 8, 1994, and is the current home to the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). The arena was also home to Saint Louis University's men's basketball team from 1991 to 2008.

The arena was originally known as Kiel Center from 1994 to 2000 and Savvis Center from Aug 2000 to 2006. Scottrade acquired naming rights for the arena in September 2006.[10]

The Scottrade Center has held many WWE events as well including: Badd Blood: In Your House, Survivor Series in 1998, the special live tribute episode of WWF Raw is War that aired after the night of Owen Hart's death, No Mercy in 2001,[11] Judgment Day in 2007, Elimination Chamber in 2010, Royal Rumble in 2012 and Extreme Rules in 2013.

The arena was initially expected to be renamed as the TD Ameritrade Center by the end of 2017, once the purchase of Scottrade by TD Ameritrade closed.[12] However, TD Ameritrade decided not to put its name on the arena.[13] The team later reached a new deal with Enterprise Holdings, a company based in the St. Louis suburb of Clayton, Missouri that owns the Enterprise, National, and Alamo car rental companies. The deal was announced on May 21, 2018, with the name officially changing to Enterprise Center on July 1 of that year.[14][15]

References[change | change source]

  1. Timmermann, Tom (November 5, 2017). "Despite Losing 'A,' Stastny Will Try to Be a Leader". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  2. "Arena Specifications". Scottrade Center. Retrieved January 24, 2013.
  3. Kee-Montre, Lorraine (December 15, 1992). "Hull's 'Blast' Leads the Way to New Arena". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
  4. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2008". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved 2009-08-01.
  5. "Scottrade Center". Ellerbe Becket. Archived from the original on February 10, 2009. Retrieved October 1, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. "Ted O'Shea - Experience". linkedin.com. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  7. "- Kiel Center". William Tao & Associates, Inc. Archived from the original on July 5, 2011. Retrieved October 1, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. "Scottrade Center". Alberici Construction. Retrieved October 1, 2011.
  9. "Projects". DKW Construction. Retrieved October 1, 2011.
  10. "Scottrade wins Blues arena naming rights". St. Louis Business Journal. Retrieved 2013-12-3. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  11. "No Mercy 2001: Event Venue". WWE. Retrieved 2013-12-3. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  12. Schaeffer, Brenden (October 24, 2016). "Scottrade Center to be renamed TD Ameritrade Center". KMOV. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  13. Calhoun, Michael (September 26, 2017). "It's Scottrade Center Now — But What Will It Be Next Year?". KMOX. St. Louis. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  14. "Blues, Enterprise enter 15-year building naming rights agreement". NHL.com. Retrieved 2018-05-21.
  15. "St. Louis Blues' arena changing name to Enterprise Center". The Washington Post. Associated Press. 2018-05-21. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2018-05-21.

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