Louis Arena (known as the Checkerdome from 1977 to 1983) was an indoor arena located in St. With no public funds available, a group of businessmen raised private funding for what was projected as a million building. Louis Vipers (RHI) (1993–1994) Saint Louis Billikens men's basketball (NCAA) (1968–19–1994) Saint Louis Billikens ice hockey (1970–1979) St. The Arena was the site of conventions, concerts, political rallies, horse shows, circuses, boxing matches, Roller Derby competitions, indoor soccer matches, the 19 NCAA men's basketball Final Four, the NCAA Men's Midwest Regional finals in 1982, 1984, and 1993, the 1992–94 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball tournament, and the 1975 NCAA Frozen Four ice hockey finals. Louis ended its long tradition of annually hosting large indoor agriculture and horse shows. In 1928 the National Dairy Show offered the city the opportunity to become the permanent location for its annual two-week meeting of dairymen and their prize animals.
People don't realize how the smallest decisions they make every day truly have an affect on the rest of their lives. Below you will find links to all of the QMJHL Arenas I have visited including driving directions, ticket prices, pictures and contact information. John's Fog Devils: Mile One Stadium Shawinigan Cataractes: Aréna de Grand-Mère Shawinigan Cataractes: Aréna Jacques-Plante Sorel Éperviers: Colisée Cardin Trois-Rivières Draveurs: Colisée de Trois-Rivières Verdun Collège Français: Aréna Salaberry First, I must give thanks to Duncan Adams and his excellent Football Ground Guide, which is the obvious inspiration for this site, both thematically and stylistically.I am currently in progress in a quest to visit every QMJHL arena past and present dating back to the league's founding in 1969, much as I have done for the OHL, and listed below are experiences in visiting each rink that I have been to - what the arena is like, how the fans there treat opposing fans, etc. As our two guides are based upon two different leagues of two different sports on two different continents, I hope that he will see that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.Instead of creating a check-in rush, they serve you a cup of coffee or tea with homemade cookies like you are a guest to a regular Turkish house.The rooms provide comfortable and spacious accommodation with their rich and elegant decor reflecting the character of old Istanbul architecture.