Scottrade Center Buying Guide

Home of the NHL’s St. Louis Blues, the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri was opened in 1994.  The Blues have been the primary tenant ever since, but other major events have taken place in the building as well. Each year the Scottrade Center hosts the Missouri Valley Conference basketball tournament, a Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series event, and NBA preseason games.  The 2007 Frozen Four, as well as the 2014 Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament 2nd Round and Regional Quarterfinals, were also held at the venue.

The Scottrade Center has a seating capacity of 19,150 for hockey, but can be expanded up to 22,000 for concerts, basketball, and other special events. With the St. Louis Blues as the primary tenant, the arena is positioned very well for hockey, but the transition to other events is seamless and there are very few seats in the building – if any – with poor views or obstructed seats, no matter the event.

One of the more interesting elements of the arena is the fact that luxury boxes are located in the 100, 200, and 400 levels of the arena. Down in the lower bowl, you’ll find the McBride Suite in Section 109, as well as Suite 107 two sections over. Furnished by McBride and Sons Home, the McBride suite is one of the more popular options for the Blues and the Scottrade Center.  The suite consists of thirty tickets, as well as four parking passes, and an exclusive in-suite buffet and open bar.  The cost for the McBride Suite typically starts at $4,000, but can be higher depending on the event.

The 200 level has several luxury boxes as well, highlighted by the Legends Suite 202, located in the northeast corner of the arena. Amenities for the twenty-person suite include an autographed jersey, as well as a visit from a Blues “VIP” who could be a currently injured player, former player, or a member of the ownership group.  The Club Suites on the 200 level hold 16-20 guests per box and include private restrooms and televisions.

The 400 level Penthouse suites are a bit smaller, holding twelve tickets (with the ability to add on four more.) They have the same amenities as the 200 level Club suites, but can cost less with luxury boxes available at SuiteHop for just $1,500 for select games. The 400 level also contains more than half a dozen party suites, with some capable of holding fifty guests.

Whether it’s a St. Louis Blues game or a Taylor Swift concert, the Scottrade Center has all the premium amenities that can provide for a truly memorable night, whether you’re attending with family, friends, employees, clients, or prospects.  And they also have some of the more affordable luxury suites in all of the country, particularly for the NHL, so make sure to review all the available suite information at SuiteHop and choose a game or event to check out the arena.

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