By. Chris Stritzel
As was rumored since Halloween 2017, the Scottrade Center would be renamed, but for the longest time, we didn’t know what it could become. Scottrade merged with TD Ameritrade so the rumors flew. On Halloween, a photo was posted to a Reddit showing the screen inside of the Scottrade Center with a rendering stating it was “Enterprise Arena”. Now on May 20th, nearly 7 months later and at a 10AM event, the Scottrade Center officially has a new name. That name is the Enterprise Center (Let the Star Trek connections and memes fly). A name that really wasn’t in contention but signifies a move for Clayton based Enterprise who appears to be looking more and more into the City of St. Louis.
Enterprise has supposedly been looking into the vacant AT&T Center at 909 Chestnut to move some of their operations there from Clayton or around the region. Spectrum has also been looking at it supposedly, but both companies and the owner of the building have not said anything. CRG was looking at buying the building and they may have done so thus ramping up rumors on this end of the Spectrum. But back to the renaming of the Arena. The new Enterprise Center has been named 3 things in the past (Kiel Center, Savvis Center and Scottrade Center).
Planned for the Enterprise Center are numerous upgrades that started under the Scottrade Center name. The interior corridors are expected to get a revamp, a new sign will be placed on the 14th Street side and overall, a new green look will make the Enterprise Center looks new. All of the improvements are supposed to be completed by the 2019-2020 Blues season. The new signage should be up by the end of this summer and with the new name change, locals will have to adapt (even though many still call it the Kiel Center).
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