Scotiabank Saddledome

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Scotiabank Saddledome
PengrowthSaddledome.jpg
Former namesOlympic Saddledome (1983–1995)
Canadian Airlines Saddledome (1995–2000)
Pengrowth Saddledome (2000-2010)
Location555
Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada[1]
Coordinates51°02′15″N 114°03′07″W / 51.03750°N 114.05194°W / 51.03750; -114.05194 (Scotiabank Saddledome)Coordinates: 51°02′15″N 114°03′07″W / 51.03750°N 114.05194°W / 51.03750; -114.05194 (Scotiabank Saddledome)
Broke groundJuly 29, 1981[2]
OpenedOctober 15, 1983
OwnerCity of Calgary
OperatorSaddledome Foundation/Calgary Flames LP
Construction costC$97.7 million[3]
ArchitectGraham McCourt Architects
Structural engineerJan Bobrowski and Partners Ltd.
Services engineerVinto Engineering Ltd.[4]
General ContractorCANA Construction Co. Ltd.[5]
CapacityIce hockey:
16,605 (1983-1988)
20,240 (1988-1995)
19,289 (1995-present)
Field dimensions474,000 square feet (44,000 m2)
TenantsCalgary Flames (NHL) (1983-present)
Calgary Hitmen (WHL) (1995-present)
Calgary Roughnecks (NLL) (2001-present)
Calgary Outlaws (NBL) (1994)
Calgary Rad'z (RHI) (1993)
Calgary 88s (WBL) (1988-92)

The Scotiabank Saddledome is a sports arena in Calgary, Alberta. The arena opened on October 15, 1983, and is the current home to the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (NHL), Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League (WHL) and Calgary Roughnecks of the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The arena was also known as the Olympic Saddledome from 1983 to 1996, the Canadian Airlines Saddledome from 1996 to 2000 and the Pengrowth Saddledome from 2000 to 2010. Scotiabank currently has naming rights on the arena. The arena has a seating capacity of 19,289 people.

The inside of the Saddledome, and the "C of Red", before to a Calgary Flames playoff game

References[change | change source]

  1. "Parking / Transportation". Scotiabank Saddledome. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  2. "Olympic Saddledome". Archives Alberta. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  3. "Sensational Saddledome helped define Calgary". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  4. "The Saddledome: the Olympic ice stadium in Calgary". Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  5. "Construction Manager for Olympic Saddledome". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2014-10-24.

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Events and Tenants
Preceded by
Stampede Corral
Home of the
Calgary Flames

1983 – present
Succeeded by
current
Preceded by
HSBC Arena &
Dwyer Arena,
New York
Host of the World Junior Ice
Hockey Championships

along with Rexall Place
2012
Succeeded by
Ufa Arena &
Ufa Ice Palace,
Russia
Preceded by
first
Home of the
Calgary Rad'z

1993
Succeeded by
Max Bell Centre
Preceded by
Brendan Byrne Arena,
New Jersey
Host of the
NHL All-Star Game

1985
Succeeded by
Hartford Civic Center,
Connecticut