ST. LOUIS – Fans are excited over the possibility of St. Louis hosting the 2020 All-Star Game at the Enterprise Center.
That’s the talk on Twitter by St. Louis sports reporter Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic. He tweeted the news Thursday afternoon, citing a league source.
— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) December 27, 2018
“That would be fantastic. It’d be great to see all the stars here and everything. I’d be really excited if they could actually pull it off. That be a great deal,” said Blues fan Thomas Kormann.
All that star power packed in St. Louis could draw fans from far and wide along with their spending dollars.
“I’m stationed out in Camp Pendleton, California and I’d be dragging people to come watch the all-star game out here because I know they’d really enjoy it,” Kormann said.
St. Louis hosted previous All-Star Games in 1970 and 1988.
“I would just love to see as many Blues players in the all-star game as I could see. Definitely Vlady, of course,” said Andrew Pirkle.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was evidently impressed with the recent renovations to the Enterprise Center. He toured the arena back in October.
Fox 2/KPLR 11 reached out to several spokespeople affiliated with the Blues and the City of St. Louis but they weren’t ready to talk until the game is formally announced.
The league is expected to make the announcement at the upcoming Winter Classic on New Year's Day. St. Louis hosted the Winter Classic in 2017 as the Blues topped the Blackhawks 4-1 inside Busch Stadium. The league considered the event a major success.