Located in the heart of downtown St. Louis, Scottrade Center is
one of the finest sports and entertainment complexes in the country,
with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment and an unprecedented
commitment to quality and service. Scottrade Center officially opened
on Saturday, October 8, 1994.
Center is a contemporary, 12-story glass and concrete structure
located in the heart of downtown St. Louis. The home
of the St. Louis Blues Hockey Club and the Saint Louis University
Billikens basketball team, Scottrade Center also features
a full range of arena programming, including concerts, ice
shows, family shows and other sporting events. Scottrade Center
plays host to approximately 175 events per year, bringing
nearly 2 million guests to downtown St. Louis annually and
ranking it among the top arenas in the country.
The 664,000 square foot Scottrade Center seats
21,000 for hockey and nearly 22,000 for
basketball, concerts and other floor-seating
Parking is plentiful in the area surrounding Scottrade Center.
There are more than 6,000 parking spaces within 1,800 feet
(or approximately four blocks) of Scottrade Center.
A 1,240-car parking garage directly adjoins Scottrade Center.
Owned and operated by the City of St. Louis, it provides convenient,
weather-protected access to the building.
Scottrade Center enjoys easy access to all four of the region’s
interstate highways, I-64 (U.S. 40), I-44, I-55 and I-70.
Multiple alternative routes to Scottrade Center make entering
and exiting the facility easy.
Scottrade Center is well served by mass transit, including
the Bi-State bus system and MetroLink, St. Louis’ light rail system.
A MetroLink station is located immediately adjacent to Scottrade Center
at the corner of 14th Street and Clark Avenue.
The main entrance to Scottrade Center is at the corner
of 14th Street and Clark Avenue, with two auxiliary entrances located
on Clark Avenue adjacent to the attached garage and on 14th
Scottrade Center features nearly 40 concession stands and portable
carts throughout the plaza and mezzanine levels. In addition to
traditional fare such as hot dogs, nachos, peanuts and pretzels,
concession stands offer specialty foods such as toasted ravioli,
Pizza Hut pizza, chicken wings, hamburgers, barbecue sandwiches,
chicken fingers, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, assorted candies and ice
creme and much more.
The Top Shelf, located on the mezzanine concourse
of Scottrade Center between sections 326 and 331, is a combination
food court and sports bar that opens into the seating area. A wide
variety of microbrews and food, including Nathan’s hot dogs of New
York, allows fans to enjoy the atmosphere of a bar without missing
all the live action.
and Clark, a two-level bar and restaurant located off the
Atrium at the corner of Clark Avenue and 14th Street, is open
to all ticketholders. With seating for 150 and total capacity
of nearly 300, this dramatic two-story bar and restuarant
offers a full range of refreshments including a wide variety
of beers and microbrews, as well as carved sandwiches, soups,
salads and appetizers.
Center also features The Club, a private 500-seat restaurant
for suiteholders, club seat holders and club members. The
Club offers an elaborate chef’s table buffet as well as a
wide range of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrees and
Scottrade Center features an equal number of men’s and women’s
rooms, including family restrooms located on the Plaza and
An eight-sided, center-hung scoreboard features four 9’
x 12’ video screens for pre-game interviews, game telecasts,
instant replay, intermission highlights and special segments
and features, as well as four electronic message boards for
complete statistical information.
The interior of Scottrade Center features bright and spacious concourses
highlighted by fully finished floors and walls, high ceilings, and
generous use of glass.
Scottrade Center features fully upholstered, theatre-style
seats with attached drink holders. Seats range from 19’ to
Scottrade Center offers outstanding merchandising and retail opportunities,
with a flagship BlueNote Authentics Shop in the main lobby and additional
merchandising stands located throughout the building.
Premium seating at Scottrade Center includes 91
suites, seven party rooms and 1,726 club seats.
In June of 2006, Dave Checketts and Sports Capital Partners
were officially introduced as the new owners of the St. Louis
Blues and Scottrade Center. Scottrade Center is owned by the City
of St. Louis and privately operated by Sports Capital Partners
under a long-term lease agreement with the City of St. Louis.
Development and construction cost for Scottrade Center was
$135 million. The City of St. Louis funded an additional $34.5
for demolition of the existing auditorium and garage, site
preparation and construction of the adjacent parking facility
which is owned and operated by the City of