Family Arena
The Family Arena is a multi-purpose arena in St. Charles, Missouri, built in 1999. The arena seats 9,643 for hockey, 9,755 for football, 10,467 for basketball, 6,339 for half-house concerts and up to 11,522 for end-stage concerts. In addition to sporting events, concerts, circuses and ice shows the arena is also used for trade shows with a total of 39,900 square feet (3,710 m 2) of exhibit space (17,900 square feet (1,660 m 2) on the arena floor and 22,000 square feet (2,000 m 2) on the arena concourse). It was formerly the home of the Missouri River Otters ice hockey team, the St. Louis Swarm basketball team, RiverCity Rage indoor football team, and the St. Louis Steamers indoor soccer team. Several youth hockey organizations, Twin Bridges and St. Peters clubs and the Missouri Storm Junior B team, have expressed interest in playing games at the arena, as have several high school programs. There have also been rumors of pro hockey returning with a team in the Central Hockey League or the IHL. The Family Arena also hosted Boeing Integrated Defense Systems' "Recommitment to Ethics Day" in 2005 and 2006 for Greater St. Louis. The Family Arena has also been host to nationally televised Pro Wrestling events. The arena was the site of the Extreme Championship Wrestling's Wrestlepalooza 2000 event on April 16, 2000. The arena also hosted Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's Lockdown pay-per-view on April 15, 2007 and the 2010 edition on April 18, 2010.


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