ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — The Family Arena in St. Charles is about to get more than $800,000 in improvements.

According to the Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis, the improvements come as two sports teams prepare to make the arena home starting in 2013.

Previous indoor football, indoor soccer, minor-league basketball and minor-league hockey franchises have failed in St. Charles. The Missouri Monsters will play their first game as part of the Ultimate Indoor Football League on March 8. A new Central Hockey League team, the St. Charles Chill, starts play next fall.

Arena general manager Mark Reifsteck says the money will be spent to upgrade the scoreboard, as well as on other improvements. The County Council approved bids totaling $843,330 on Dec. 17.

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