In an attempt to bring our arena up to date with other cities similar venues, the Blues are proposing a $160 Million plan to renovate the over 20 year old Scottrade Center in downtown. The plan calls for a complete overhaul of the whole place. Those plans are...
- A new Beer Garden on the plaza on Clark Street
- New concourses with cafes and meeting areas
- New Club Boxes within the main hall
- New Blues Store
- New Seats that are no longer purple
- And A HD Mega Screen
The city is planned to back the project until 2045 with public money of $4 Million being given to the Blues until then. That is about 28 years and $112 Million. The Blues are backing it with $50 Million in Cash for the remainder of the costs. Because it is a partially funded public project, The plan has to be approved by the Board of Aldermen. If approved, the construction could begin in the Spring or Summer and wrap up by Fall 2018.
But we will see if the bonds for the project hold on past a new mayoral administration. The next administration takes office in April following the municipal elections. It appears Lyda Krewson is favored to win.