The Calgary Flames have announced plans to build a new arena to replace their current home, the aging Scotiabank Saddledome. Many fans complained about the out of date Saddledome, and this is the response of the Flames and the city. The organization has reached an agreement, in principle, to proceed with a significant phase of the Culture + Entertainment District, which will be anchored by a new, publicly-owned modern Event Centre. This development comes as exciting news for Flames fans and the city of Calgary, as the new arena promises to enhance the local cultural and entertainment scene.
This new Event Centre will serve as a catalyst for the development of Calgary’s Culture + Entertainment District, attracting more events, concerts, and entertainment opportunities to the city. As a result, the district will become a vibrant hub for the local community and visitors, bolstering the city’s economy and enhancing its overall appeal.
While the construction will be just starting and the Flames won’t play there till 2027, fans can look forward to an exciting new era of hockey in Calgary. The state-of-the-art Event Centre will undoubtedly become an iconic landmark in the city, fostering a strong sense of community and pride among Flames fans and Calgarians alike.
UPDATE: The Saddledome is going to be demolished upon completion of the new arena.