Family Arena 2013
|Location||2002 Arena Parkway
St. Charles, Missouri 63303
|Broke ground||April 5, 1998|
|Opened||October 3, 1999|
|Owner||St. Charles County Public Arena Authority|
|Operator||St. Charles County Public Arena Authority|
|Construction cost||$27 million
($37.8 million in 2013 dollars)
|Architect||Hastings & Chivetta Architects|
|General contractor||Alberici Constructors, Inc.|
Half-house concerts: 6,339
End-stage concerts: up to 11,522
|Field dimensions||Arena floor: 17,900 square feet (1,660 m2)
Upper concourse area: 22,000 square feet (2,000 m2)
Missouri Monsters (UIFL) (2013-Future)
St. Louis Ambush (MISL) (2013-Future)
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 m2) of exhibit space (17,900 square feet (1,660 m2) on the arena floor and 22,000 square feet (2,000 m2) 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. A new pro hockey team in the Central Hockey League started inaugural play on October 19, 2013. The team's name is the St. Charles Chill, and is affiliated with the St. Louis Blues. 
Since 2008, the Family Arena has been host to the Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Championship Tournament.
Until Chaifetz Arena opened in 2008, Family Arena was the St. Louis stop for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, Disney on Ice and Champions on Ice. The latter moved to Chaifetz that year while the circus and Disney on Ice moved to Scottrade Center to replace the St. Louis Billikens, who had also moved to Chaifetz.
The Family Arena has also been host to nationally televised professional 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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- "Blues Announce Affiliation with Chill: The CHL's St. Charles Chill will play at the Family Arena in St. Charles". NHL.com. October 17, 2013.
- "St. Charles Chill to play minor league hockey at Family Arena – St. Louis Business Journal". Bizjournals.com. August 1, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
|Events and tenants|
TNA Impact! Zone (2006)
Liacouras Center (2009)
|Host of Lockdown
Tsongas Arena (2008)
U.S. Bank Arena (2011)