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I was REALLY hoping we could hold out for Amazon Arena.

But Enterprise Arena is solid.
Enterprise tells the business journal that at this point that was just part of a pitch. Nothing doing yet.

https://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/new ... enter.html
Im putting my money on Enterprise Arena its a local company with deep entrenched roots in St.Louis.
jstriebel wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:44 pm
I was REALLY hoping we could hold out for Amazon Arena.

But Enterprise Arena is solid.
Enterprise Arena is solid as you stated. Now if Enterprise could move say an IT department downtown to go with it. Maybe the family could call Koman & commit to Cupples X or heck, take over the space that VA vacated across from Scottrade itself & maybe a modest expansion of Class A office space and an indoor youth/league hockey rink & soccer field. Call it Enterprise Village.

Saving Amazon name for the MLS new west downtown stadium.


“It's likely the development group plans to build the $59.3 million facility in the Maryland Park Lake District, a 2,000-acre site near the intersection of Highways 364 and 141 that Maryland Heights officials have been looking to develop for years...

... It's the same area of land that Stan Kroenke once eyed for development. An ice rink was even proposed, and later rejected, in the area by Hat Trick Consultants, a Texas-based company that is known locally for wanting to create a replica of the old St. Louis Arena on the former Chrysler site in Fenton.”




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https://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/new ... i/10500609
^Good to see dysfunctional government take a loss for a change.
Isn't this essentially trading one part of the same floodplain for another? I find it even more ironic they want to mimic the old St. Louis Arena without the context of the built environment. At least a soccer complex is still a field.

So while I can understand some of the motivation of keeping blues practice facility already in the county staying in the County too bad it didn't result in fundamental change in location like UMSL (help get a college program going for the region), or anchor N. Hanley development near the metrolink station or maybe even as part of Westport Plaza (maybe LHM would even entertain some future under the shed open air ice rinks later on). Thinking in terms of some decent transit or future transit access that already some built environment, hotel rooms/eateries and highway access but still relatively easy for West County
dredger wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:40 pm
Isn't this essentially trading one part of the same floodplain for another? I find it even more ironic they want to mimic the old St. Louis Arena without the context of the built environment. At least a soccer complex is still a field.

So while I can understand some of the motivation of keeping blues practice facility already in the county staying in the County too bad it didn't result in fundamental change in location like UMSL (help get a college program going for the region), or anchor N. Hanley development near the metrolink station or maybe even as part of Westport Plaza (maybe LHM would even entertain some future under the shed open air ice rinks later on). Thinking in terms of some decent transit or future transit access that already some built environment, hotel rooms/eateries and highway access but still relatively easy for West County
Right?

How about Union Station? I like the idea of having a hockey hub in the city. It's also central and would grow the sport in a part of the region where it doesn't exactly have a chance to. Plus it would be a cool location.
PD aricle on Maryland Heights and Ice Foundation working out new location for Blues practice facility near Hollywood Casino. Land in negotiations and financing layed out even though price tag rises as per PD article

http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/ ... 72e61.html

Now, the Ice Foundation is in negotiations to buy land next to the Hollywood Casino and Hotel from a real estate investment trust, GLP Capital. Little has changed in the project’s design, but the new location means the project no longer needs to secure federal approval, which it did for the Creve Coeur Lake Park location.