Downtown in St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
1.7 million square feet of finished space
two 726-foot north-south roof trusses and five 600-foot east-west roof trusses
moveable overhead light grid
retractable playing surface to ease transition between football configuration and other uses.
180,000 square feet of exhibition space
ample restroom facilities with male/female parity
a roof area of 529,000 square feet (over 12 acres)
17,500 lighting fixtures
2 million pounds of sheet metal ductwork
1.3 million bricks
600,000 concrete blocks
floor grid on a 30" pattern allowing vendors access to water, compressed air, electricity, and telephone hookup
enough wire and cable to extend from St. Louis to Joplin, MO and back
June 13 — Formal groundbreaking was held and the site preparation began.
The completion date was accelerated from May 1996 to October 25, 1995, to accommodate part of the 1995 NFL football season.
Erected by The St. Louis Regional Convention
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Sports.
Location. 38° 37.91′ N, 90° 11.229′ W. Marker is in Downtown in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is at the intersection of North Broadway and Convention Plaza, on the left when traveling south 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. 1993 (here, next to this marker); 1991 (a few steps from this marker); 1990 (a few steps from this marker); Robert J. Baer Plaza (a few steps from this marker); 1994 (a few steps from this marker); 1995 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1996 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1997 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
More about this marker. This is one of 9 markers located at Baer Plaza, which tell the story of the beginnings of America's Center and the Dome in chronological order.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.