The St Louis Blues entered the National Hockey League in an interesting way. Typically when a bid is made for a hockey franchise, it comes from a group of individuals representing the city they are trying to base the team in. St Louis did not bid for a hockey team, partly due to the condition of the aging St Louis Arena. In fact, the team only happened because team owners of the Chicago Blackhawks pressured the NHL to pass on a bid made by Baltimore.
The NHL President at the time, Clarence Campbell, liked the geographic location of St Louis over Baltimore and finally, a sixteen person partnership made a formal bid on behalf of the City of St Louis in 1966. That prompted a serious upgrade to St Louis Arena which expanded from a capacity of 12,000 to 15,000.
The team was met with widespread support in and around the St Louis area that continues to the present day. If you have a pair of St Louis Blues hockey pucks, keep them protected in our St Louis Blues Double Hockey Puck Display Case.
Our NHL Two Hockey Puck Display Case features:
Has space to hold two hockey pucks (not included)
Features a mahogany base
Comes with a FREE two line nameplate
Includes an engraved St Louis Blues logo
Officially licensed by the NHL