|Former names||Kiel Center (1994–2000)
Savvis Center (Aug 2000–2006)
|Location||1401 Clark Avenue (honorary location: Brett Hull Way), St. Louis, Missouri 63103|
|Broke ground||December 14, 1992|
|Opened||October 8, 1994|
|Owner||City of St. Louis|
|Operator||SLB Acquisition Holdings LLC.
(parent of the St. Louis Blues)
|Construction cost||$135 million
($209 million in 2013 dollars)
|Architect||Ellerbe Becket(Kansas City)|
|Structural engineer||The Consulting Engineers Group, Inc.|
|Services engineer||William Tao & Associates, Inc.|
|General contractor||J.S. Alberici Construction|
|Main contractors||DKW Construction, Inc.|
|Capacity||Ice hockey: 19,150
Basketball and Concerts: 22,000
Soccer: 10,000 
Scottrade Center (originally Kiel Center and formerly Savvis Center) is a 19,150 seat arena located in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, opened in 1994. It is the home of the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League.
Besides ice hockey, the arena features a range of arena programming, including professional wrestling, concerts, ice shows, family shows, and other sporting events. It hosts approximately 175 events per year, drawing nearly two million guests annually. For the first quarter 2006, Scottrade Center ranked second among arenas in the United States and fourth worldwide in tickets sold. Industry trade publication Pollstar ranks Scottrade Center among the top ten arenas worldwide in tickets sold to non-team events.
The arena is frequently selected by the NCAA for championship events, and played host to the NCAA Frozen Four Hockey Championships in April 2007, the NCAA Women’s Final Four Basketball Championships in 2009, and the NCAA Wrestling Championships in 2000, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, and 2012.
The building is operated by SLB Acquisition Holdings LLC, owner of the St. Louis Blues, under its chairman, Tom Stillman.
Kiel Center opened in 1994 to replace Kiel Auditorium, where the college basketball team had played, which was torn down in December 1992. The Blues had played in the St. Louis Arena prior to moving into Kiel Center in 1994. The building is currently known as Scottrade Center, after naming rights were sold in September 2006 to Scottrade (a local online investment firm and discount brokerage). The Kiel name still exists on the adjoining parking structure and the building cornerstone. Signs for the nearby MetroLink stop have been changed to read "Civic Center", since the building has been renamed three times in its short history.
The Opera House portion of the building was not razed when the original Auditorium was but remained closed since 1992, as members of Civic Progress, Inc., who promised to pay for the renovation of the Opera House, reneged on that promise, while opposing all outside efforts to achieve that renovation. In June 2009, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen voted 25-1 to subsidize the renovation and reopening of the Opera House under the direction of its new owners, Sports Capital Partners (who also own the Blues). The subsidies were funded by municipal bonds and state/federal historic tax credits. On July 12, 2010, it was announced that the name of the opera house would be changed to the Peabody Opera House, named after the company Peabody Energy. On October 1, 2011, the Peabody Opera House opened for the first time since the $79 million renovation.
Blues management decried its former naming-rights deal with tech company SAVVIS, as much of the compensation was in Savvis shares, then riding high. However, when the tech bubble burst, the team was left with nearly worthless shares.
In September 2006, Scottrade founder Rodger O. Riney announced a partnership with the St. Louis Blues hockey club and arena. The new name of the arena, Scottrade Center, was revealed in a joint press conference. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but were described as "long-term and significant." Both Scottrade and the Blues said the agreement was "equitable" to both parties. Most of the signage and other promotions were changed to Scottrade Center prior to the first home game of the Blues on October 12, 2006.
In Fall 2006, an integrated LED scoring, video and advertising system from Daktronics in Brookings, South Dakota was installed in the arena, along with 1,075 feet (328 m) of 360-degree ribbon display technology. The centerhung display is made up of 12 different video displays and four 15 feet (4.6 m)-long ribbon displays.
The seating capacity for hockey has gone as followed:
It is the home of the St. Louis Blues hockey franchise. A number of other events are scheduled throughout the year, such as concerts, ice shows, circuses and similar large gatherings.
Former tenants of Scottrade Center include the Saint Louis University Billikens NCAA Division I men's basketball team, St. Louis Vipers roller hockey team, St. Louis Ambush and St. Louis Steamers indoor soccer teams, the St. Louis Stampede arena football team, and the River City Rage indoor football team.
- Every March, starting in 1995, the Scottrade Center has hosted "Arch Madness", the men's basketball conference tournament for the Missouri Valley Conference.
- Hosts the annual "Braggin' Rights" men's college basketball game between the universities of Illinois and Missouri.
- The PBR has hosted a Built Ford Tough Series (formerly Bud Light Cup) event at this venue annually since 1997.
- 1997 Conference USA men's basketball tournament.
- Hosts the Mid-States Club Hockey Association Challenge Cup and Wickenheiser Cup finals for high school hockey teams in St. Louis
- 1998 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional
- Women's Final Four in 2001 and 2009
- Hosted the Cory Spinks vs. Zab Judah undisputed welterweight title fight in 2005.
- Hosted the 2006 State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships in January 2006, which was used as the primary means to select the United States Figure Skating team for the 2006 Winter Olympics.
- Scottrade Center hosted the 2007 Frozen Four college ice hockey tournament on April 5 and April 7, 2007.
- Raw 1000
- No Mercy (2001)
- Survivor Series (1998)
- Raw is Owen
- Badd Blood: In Your House
- Judgment Day (2007)
- Elimination Chamber (2010)
- Royal Rumble (2012)
- Extreme Rules (2013)
Many historic WWE moments have taken place at the Scottrade Center. Former WWE and World Heavyweight Champion Kane Glenn Jacobs made his WWE debut at this arena in 1997 at the event Badd Blood: In Your House. At that same event, the very first Hell In A Cell match took place. The Rock won his very first WWE Championship in the building at the Survivor Series event in 1998. Chris Jericho won his first World Championship in this arena at the No Mercy event in 2001, and won his latest World Championship in the arena at the Elimination Chamber event in 2010. Former WWE Superstar Dave Batista won his second and final WWE Championship at the same event.
- NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in 2000, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009 & 2012.
- MMA organization Strikeforce held their Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields event at the Scottrade Center June 6, 2009. The organization returned on May 15, 2010 with Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery.
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- Scottrade Center - Ellerbe Becket
- Ted O'Shea - Experience
- William Tao & Associates, Inc. - Kiel Center
- Alberici Construction - Scottrade Center
- DKW Construction - Projects
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