Scottrade renovations begin, aim to reinvigorate arena

After 23 years of use and more than 35 million people streaming through its doors, Scottrade Center is getting a face-lift in order to continue attracting sporting events and concerts.

Phase one of a two-plus-year project to renovate the arena began Monday and is set to be finished by Sept. 2. That 10-week time frame gives an ample buffer before the next scheduled event on Sept. 17.

Phase one comprises 17 major projects to update various aspects of the building, from the ice plant that makes and maintains the ice for Blues games, to a new 40-by-40-foot video cube above the rink. Other improvements include new wheelchair lifts, a curtain system to partition the arena for smaller events, a new sound system and restroom renovations throughout the building.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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