NHL Arenas: Ranking the Central Division Teams’ Homes

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Apr 18, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; A general view during the national anthem before the game between the St. Louis Blues and the Minnesota Wild during in game two of the first round of the the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Central Division Arena #4: Scottrade Center (St. Louis Blues)

Scottrade Center, home of the St. Louis Blues. Another team that doesn’t need to care about the outside of their arena too much because their team is good and successful enough to talk proudly about the ongoings inside. Then again, the Blues tend to collapse come playoff time while their arena doesn’t — so, what’s really important here?

Many St.Louis-based sports teams have called Scottrade Center — formerly called Kiel Center (1994-2000) and Savvis Center (2000-2006) — their home, but only one team has been there for now 20 years. You guessed it, the St. Louis Blues.

On the outside, the building is similar to Xcel Energy Center, as it also has a big glass front on one side, with the rest of the building being solid. What makes it better than Minnesota’s arena? Firstly, said glass front is more unique and creative than simply using windows instead of bricks. Secondly, the arena has a rather unique shape due to its roof, which kind of looks like a more subtle version of Calgary’s Saddle Dome.

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