The St. Louis Blues and Enterprise have entered into a building naming-rights agreement, renaming the home of the NHL team, “Enterprise Center.” The 15-year agreement, which calls for interior and exterior signage featuring the Enterprise logo, underscores Enterprise’s deep commitment to the economic growth and development of St. Louis, where the company was founded and is headquartered.
“We are thrilled to have two St. Louis institutions extend their partnership with this naming-rights agreement,” said St. Louis Blues Chairman Tom Stillman in a statement. “The Blues and Enterprise were born in St. Louis and have enjoyed more than a half century of success in this community."
Formerly named “Scottrade Center” and located in the heart of downtown St. Louis, the venue has state-of-the-art facilities and a commitment to quality and service. It features a full range of programming that includes concerts, ice shows, family shows, and sporting events. The building plays host to approximately 100 events a year, bringing over a million guests to downtown St. Louis annually.
“This new partnership is a natural fit – the Blues and Enterprise are St. Louis originals,” said Jo Ann Taylor Kindle, president of the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, as well as a member of the St. Louis Blues’ ownership group and daughter of Enterprise founder Jack Taylor. “Last year we both celebrated milestone anniversaries in our hometown – 50 years for the Blues and 60 years for Enterprise. St. Louis means a lot to our company – it’s where my family founded our business and where many of our employees and customers live and work. We’re excited to take our partnership with the Blues to this new level, and we look forward to the many memories to be made at Enterprise Center.”
Enterprise has been an Official Partner of the NHL for nearly a decade.
“NHL fans are three times more likely to rent from Enterprise, three or more times a year compared to our general customer,” said Pat Farrell, Enterprise’s senior vice president and chief marketing and communications officer. “Our frequent renters are also more likely than average consumers to tune in to high-profile sporting events. All that has made the NHL a proven high-value marketing partner that helps us drive increased levels of brand awareness and consideration.”
The announcement comes at a time when the facility is being renovated and reinvented to heighten the fan experience, elevate the dining and beverage options and create new gathering spaces. The summer 2018 renovations will bring dramatic changes at every level.
The new agreement goes into effect July 1.