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St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

1996

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, October 22, 2019
1. 1996 Marker
Inscription.  The new facility receive its permanent occupancy permit for all events from the City of St. Louis after it passed all required safety inspections.

The operations of the domed stadium and convention center expansion were turned over to the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission in accordance with the Authority's contractual agreement establishing the Commission's role in managing, marketing and operating the facility.

January 6 - The facility hosted its first non-football event -- a "monster truck" show that attracted 32,000. Additional events, including golf, automobile, and home improvement shows, concerts, and political fundraisers, followed throughout 1996.

Development of the Robert J. Baer Plaza began. The Plaza's design serves two functions: as a park at the near north side of Downtown St. Louis and as an outdoor extension of the America's Center.

The project's total cost reached $300 million, with additional funding providing by construction fund interest earnings, the refinancing of two bond series, and the sale of Personal Seat Licenses for the St. Louis Rams football games. The project
1996 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 22, 2019
2. 1996 Marker
LumiereLink entrance is in the background
was completed within budget and on schedule.
 
Erected by The St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority.
 
Location. 38° 37.892′ N, 90° 11.217′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is at the intersection of North Broadway and Convention Plaza, on the right when traveling north on North Broadway. Marker is located at Baer Plaza, next to the entrance of Lumiere Place casino (or what is known as the LumiereLink). It is east of The Dome at America's Center (formerly known as the Edward Jones Dome). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 North 4th Street, Saint Louis MO 63102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1997 (a few steps from this marker); 1995 (a few steps from this marker); 1994 (a few steps from this marker); Robert J. Baer Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); 1993 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1992 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1990 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1991 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
More about this marker. It is one of nine markers located at Baer Plaza, most of which highlight the beginnings of America's Center and the Dome.
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasSports
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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