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Kiel Auditorium (originally St. Louis Municipal Auditorium) was an indoor arena located in St. Louis, Missouri. It was the home of the St. Louis University basketball team and hosted the NBA's St. Louis Hawks, from 1955 to 1968.

Originally built in 1934 under the name of the Municipal Auditorium,to replace the old St. Louis Coliseum. It was then renamed in 1943 to honor long time influential mayor, Henry Kiel.

Kiel Auditorium was the host to many major sports and entertainment events over its nearly 60-year existence. From the 1950s until the 1970s, the Kiel Auditorium was behind only Madison Square Garden as North America's most famous wrestling arena, hosting three NWA World Heavyweight Championship title changes from 1959 until 1986. The most notable wrestling event that took place at the Kiel Auditorium was WCW's premier event, Starrcade 1990. The building's final event was hosting the 1991 the Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball tournament.

In 1994 the Enterprise Center was erected on the site of the Kiel Auditorium to continue its legacy as the premier events location in St. Louis

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