The Enterprise Center, home of the NHL’s St. Louis Blues, opened in October of 1994 after a little less than two years of construction at the cost of $135 million. Enterprise Holdings purchased the naming rights in 2018, changing the name from the Kiel Center. The Blues are the only professional team that uses the arena for their home games, however, many regional and national college sports have held events there over the years, including college hockey’s “Frozen Four.”
In 1967 the NHL doubled in size from six teams to 12, and St. Louis was one of the cities awarded a franchise as part of that expansion. The Blues play in the Central Division of the NHL’s Western Conference and are rivals with the Chicago Blackhawks, who play in the same division. The Blues have been successful from the start, appearing in the playoffs more than any team outside of the NHL’s original six. In 2019, the Blues won their first Stanley Cup beating the Boston Bruins in an exciting seven-game series.
The Blues have maintained an old school tradition for their games in the form of live organ music, which was once played at most arenas. Blues fans also like to insert, “Home of the Blues,” when the National Anthem is played before games.
How many seats are in Enterprise Center
The Enterprise Center holds just over 18,000 fans for Blues games. Seats in the Enterprise Center are generally divided into two categories, Plaza Level (Sections 101-126) and Mezzanine level (Sections 301-334). In addition to regular seating, there are five different all-inclusive seating options in the lower bowl of the Enterprise Center, these include Pub 67, Jameson Club at CLark Avenue, Bommarito Automotive Group Lounge, Together Credit Union Terrace Seats, and Scott Credit Union Rinkside Club. Each offers a unique experience for Blues fans and visitors to the city. For example, Pub ’67 features a private bar and lounge area with a capacity of 100 guests and Together Credit Union Terrace Seats have spacious seating that offers more leg room and wider, padded seats and fun food offerings such as nachos, popcorn, pretzels, and hotdogs.
Directions – How to get to Enterprise Center
Enterprise Center is located at 1401 Clark Avenue in the heart of downtown St. Louis, Missouri. The arena is situated between South 16th Street and South 14th Street and can be easily accessed off of I-64/Highway 40, I-55, I-44, and I-70 for fans that are driving to a game. There are entrances on the east, west, and south sides of the arena. The Enterprise Center is also served by several bus routes operated by Bi-State Transit.
Where to Park near Enterprise Center?
There are several options for parking when attending events at the Enterprise Center. There is a parking lot adjacent to the arena, which still bears the Kiel Center Parking name. Additionally, there are many nearby garages and parking lots within walking distance from the arena. St. Louis also offers on-street metered parking in the area surrounding the Enterprise Center. One trick to save on parking that fans for Sunday games can take advantage of is to snag a metered spot as they are free, as well as on all City holidays.
Other Enterprise Center FAQs
When was the St Louis Arena Demolished?
The St. Louis Arena, the country’s second-largest indoor entertainment venue when it opened in 1929, was home to the St. Louis Blues from 1967 to 1994 and was demolished in 1999.
Where is Enterprise Center in St. Louis?
The Enterprise Center is located in downtown St. Louis, Missouri at 1401 Clark Avenue on the site of Booker T. Washington Theater which was replaced by the Municipal Auditorium.
How old is the Enterprise Center in St. Louis?
The Enterprise Center opened in October of 1994 in prep