Built in 1995, The Dome at America's Center (formerly Edward Jones Dome) was one of the first sports projects constructed by Mortenson. In its day, The Dome was constructed to attract large conventions and most notably, an NFL football expansion team. In 1991 the National Football League announced they would expand by two teams and St. Louis began courting franchises in other cities for relocation. Considered a front-runner, plans to build a new venue were finalized and construction on the new stadium-convention center began in 1993.
This multi-purpose sports facility provides convention center space and satisfies large scale event spectator needs. With over 1.7 million gross square feet in total, the facility provides 200,000 square feet of convention and trade show space including exhibition, meeting, and registration functions. This space functions as a standalone venue or in conjunction with the existing Cervantes Convention Center.
Facts And Figures
Completed October 1995
1,710,000 square feet