The NHL, after years of searching for a replacement for the old Ar500, is considering reinstating the facility as a major steel car park.
In a memo to the league’s hockey operations department released Thursday, the league noted that the Ar400s steel facility has “some serious gaps” and that it was “time to get back to what we have done so well in the past.”
The Ar500 is a former steel facility at St. Louis that had been used for years to host the United States Olympic team.
But it was not used in the 2016 Winter Olympics, a move that angered the city.
That decision led to a federal lawsuit filed by the US Olympic Committee.
The NHL has since decided to put the facility up for sale, with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman saying in February that he’s “not sure it makes sense” to redevelop it.