St. Louis BattleHawks looking to open Dome's upper deck

They want a plan in place in time for the March 21 game against L.A.

Brian Kelly
March 01, 2020 - 1:21 pm
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -- After filling the lower bowl in each of their first two home games, the St. Louis BattleHawks are getting closer to opening the Dome at America's Center's upper bowl for the next home game, in three weeks.

Team President Kurt Hunzeker says they started mapping out the process after the home opener.

"With the additional time, I think we'll be able to come together and find a pretty cool solution to getting more fans into the dome and hopefully make the place even louder and more formidable for opponents," Hunzeker told KMOX's Tom Ackerman on Sports on a Sunday. 

Before the season Hunzeker says there were no plans to open the upper deck, but back-to-back sellouts changed his mind.

"Now that we have such great demand from the community, we absolutely have to look into adding more sections, at least for the Los Angeles game and then go from there," he said. 

The BattleHawks host the Los Angels Wildcats March 21. 

Hunzeker tells Sports on a Sunday Morning the challenge will opening enough seating, while still creating the experience they want to deliver.

"How do we now as the team, and the dome, look at the additional 300 Level, the 400 Loge, the upper 400 Level and create an experience that still delivers?"

Opening the upper level would increase capacity from the current 27,500 for the Battlehawks to 66,965. 

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