Show Me Center

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Show Me Center
Location 1333 North Sprigg Street
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Owner City of Cape Girardeau
Operator Southeast Missouri State University
Capacity 7,373
Surface Multi-surface
Broke ground 1985
Opened July 1987
Construction cost $16.6 million
($35.8 million in 2017 dollars[1])
Architect Hastings+Chivetta
Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks (1987–present)

The Show Me Center is a multi-purpose arena, located on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.[2]

Since its opening in 1987, this joint project between the City of Cape Girardeau and the university annually hosts approximately 250 meeting room and 160 arena events as an entertainment, meeting, and gathering center. It replaced Houck Field House as the primary home of Southeast Missouri State's athletics teams.

In 2015 the Show Me Center underwent a $5.62 million upgrade. The changes included: new scoreboards and shot clocks, a center-hung video display, new seating in the lower section, an improved audio system, and LED lighting above the court.[3]

The arena is also the home of the NCAA Division I Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks basketball teams, and seats 7,373 for such events.[4]

The Center hosted the 1991 NCAA Women's Division II Basketball Championship.

The arena has hosted several nationally televised professional wrestling events in its history, including the WWF in April 1988 and WCW in January 2000.

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  1. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2018. 
  2. ^ Show Me Center, Southeast Missouri State University
  3. ^ "Major Renovations Progressing at Show Me Center | Southeast Missouri State University". Retrieved 2015-12-09. 
  4. ^ Show Me Center

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Coordinates: 37°19′12″N 89°31′38″W / 37.32°N 89.5271°W / 37.32; -89.5271