Information on security policies at Scottrade Center, transportation, parking for the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament can be found below.


This year, the SEC will be enforcing a clear bag policy for all patrons entering Scottrade Center and SEC FanFare. Fans must have all personal belongings in a clear bag to enter the building. All other bags and carrying devices will be prohibited. Clear bags for your belongings will be available at specific hotels in Downtown St. Louis and at the entrances to SEC FanFare and Scottrade Center.  Doors will open 90 minutes prior to each session and patrons will also go through metal detectors at each entrance as well.


Looking for a parking spot?  There are several options to choose from within walking distance to the event.  In addition to Scottrade Center’s parking garage, there are several other parking garages nearby as well as surface lots.  St. Louis Union Station is conveniently located two blocks west and offers plenty of parking for the event in their south lot.  For more information and other parking options, click here.


St. Louis’ MetroLink has stations throughout downtown to make your transit easy going to and from the event. The Civic Center station is closest to Scottrade Center and SEC FanFare.

Metro has partnered with the SEC to offer a 5-Day 2018 Men’s Basketball Tournament MetroPass for $25.50.
The pass will be valid for unlimited riding March 7th-11th, 2018 on regular MetroLink, MetroBus, Downtown Trolley service. Not valid on other special service, Call-A-Ride, or Call-A-Ride Plus. Use coupon code “SEC” during checkout to receive free shipping.


Metro passes may also be purchased at the St. Louis MetroStore by calling 314-982-1495 or purchasing in store at 701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101 (located inside America’s Center at 7th Street & Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis)

Open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays.

MetroStore accepts MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express, personal checks, debit cards, government transportation vouchers and TranServe debit cards.

To view a map of MetroLink stations, click here.

The Civic Center and Union Station Metro stations are the closest stops to Scottrade Center with just a short walk to the arena.


There are three entrances to the arena for the general public. To avoid long lines, we encourage fans to use the 14th Street entrance and the Clark Street entrance near the Kiel Garage. The box office is located near the entrance at the corner of Clark and 14th Street. Please reference the map below.

Doors open one hour prior to session start. There will be security check points so please plan accordingly.



Scottrade Center is located at 1401 Clark Avenue right in downtown St. Louis just off I-64 (U.S. 40). The main entrance is located at the corner of Clark Avenue and 14th Street. Additional entrances are located on 14th Street approximately midway between Market Street and Clark Avenue and on Clark Avenue between Scottrade Center and the attached garage.

Guests can get to Scottrade Center from a variety of directions:

From I-64 (U.S. 40) Eastbound
Take the Chestnut at 20th Street Exit. Follow exit to Chestnut Street to parking facilities on the left. Or, from Chestnut, turn right at 18th Street and proceed to parking, or from 18th turn left at Clark Avenue and left on 16th Street to reach the garage attached to Scottrade Center. (Please note: The City Traffic Department discourages the use of the 14th Street exit from I-64/U.S. 40 as it does not promote efficient traffic flow).

From I-44 Eastbound
Exit at Jefferson Avenue and proceed north to Chouteau Avenue. Turn right at Chouteau, then left at 18th Street, and follow signs to nearby parking facilities.

From I-55 Northbound
Take the Downtown Exit to Memorial Drive. From Memorial Drive, turn left at Market Street, then left at Tucker to Clark. At Clark, turn left or right to access area parking. (Turn right at Clark to reach the garage attached to Scottrade Center). Or, follow signs to other nearby parking facilities.

From I-70 Eastbound
Take the Memorial Drive exit to Market Street. Proceed west on Market Street and turn left at Tucker to Clark. At Clark, turn left or right to access area parking. (Turn right at Clark to reach the garage attached to Scottrade Center). Or, follow signs to other nearby parking facilities.

From Illinois
Take I-64 (U.S. 40) westbound to the 9th Street Exit. Turn left on Clark Avenue to access parking facilities along Clark Avenue east of Scottrade Center or proceed six blocks to the garage attached to Scottrade Center. Follow signs to reach other nearby parking facilities. (Illinois guests may also exit I-64 at the 21st Street at Market exit just west of Scottrade Center, then proceed east to Scottrade Center).

By City Bus
Scottrade Center lies along several city bus routes. For more information about bus routes and schedules, please call Bi-State transit information at (314) 231-2345 in Missouri (TDD 982-1555) and (618) 271-2345 in Illinois (TDD 875-1200) or visit them on the web at