The Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary

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Scotiabank Saddledome is a multi-use indoor arena in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Located in Stampede Park in the southeast end of downtown Calgary, the Saddledome was built in 1983 to replace the Stampede Corral as the home of the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League, and to host ice hockey and figure skating at the 1988 Winter Olympics.The facility also hosts concerts, conferences and other sporting championships, and events for the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. It underwent a major renovation in 1994–95 and sold its naming rights, during which its original name of Olympic Saddledome was changed to Canadian Airlines Saddledome. The facility was given the name Pengrowth Saddledome in 2000, after Pengrowth Management Ltd. signed a ten-year agreement. It adopted its current name in October 2010 as Scotiabank signed on as title sponsor.The Saddledome is owned by the City of Calgary, who leases it to the Saddledome Foundation, a non-profit organization, to oversee its operation. Since 1996, it has been managed by the Flames. The Saddledome was damaged during the 2013 Alberta floods but was repaired and reopened in time for the 2013–14 NHL season.
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  • The Saddledome looks good from the outside with its curves illuminated in red at night. The Interior is very disappointing and no longer fits my opinion to a team wishing to play leading roles in the NHL! Aging, she deserves a big renovation.
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  • The arena was set up in a logical fashion with easy to find seats. We loved watching the Calgary Flames vs. Philadelphia. Good game.  more »
  • I couldn't watch any game, but met and gave back in the gym. The structure appears to be sensational. Very beautiful on the outside.
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  • We went to see hockey game Sharks/Flames yesterday and i thought this building construction is so outdated, it is not maintained at all, dirty, crowded and stinky. Ceiling looks like it is going to collapse - so scary. Suddenly we saw tons of security and police meaning Calgary is justifying ever increasing police budget and preparing for terror. Although the hockey spirit is still there and the staff so friendly and nice, this will not end nicely in case of roof collapsing or any other incident in this obsolete building. There is no way to evacuate people quickly from the building it takes forever to navigate through, in and out of this building. I long time stopped taking kids to the ''family friendly' events at Saddledome as it is nightmare to walk up and downstairs, navigate to the washrooms, buy meals. Prices for snacks are outrageous and what do we get in return?? This was my last time going to any of the Sadlledome events and i am urging people to stay away especially with their families/kids... because it is not about terror it is about poor building maintenance - when it collapses and people stupidly killed, city will say 'oops sorry,'
  • Staff is always great. The place can get pretty crowded during large events but it's easy to navigate. Make sure you have a meeting place, otherwise just ask an usher for help. Arrive early to find seats and grab food.
  • This an older venue, it is still holding up and is a landmark for Calgary. I definitely enjoy watching hockey games here. Go Flames Go! 🔥
  • This is good place to watch the worlds best team win (or lose) staff is super helpful and friendly, food is way to good for the price but we did get a deal because we came so early. They have great items in their store and the prices are very reasonable
  • Went for a hockey game for the first time. Loved how organized it was. The washrooms though need some regular cleaning

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