The Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri, (previously known as The Trans World Dome and the Dome at America’s Center) was constructed to attract large conventions and most notably, a 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 spring 1993.
This multipurpose sports facility provides convention center space and satisfies spectator needs for viewing professional football and other large scale spectator events. The 1,710,000 gross square foot facility provides a total of approximately 200,000 square feet of convention and trade show space including exhibition, meeting, and registration functions. The convention center expansion functions as both a separate venue or in conjunction with the existing Cervantes Convention Center.