Canadian team gets approved for a multi-billion dollar new arena

Published April 26, 2023 at 8:13

The Battle of Alberta is going to get interesting in the next few years, as Brad Treliving recently left the Calgary Flames.

Along with getting a new GM in the future, the Calgary Flames are getting what they finally wanted.

The Flames will be getting a new Arena and get to ditch the outdated Saddledome. The province of Alberta struck a sweet $1.22 Billion deal with N. Murray Edwards today and while there are no plans or designs on hand currently, things are looking up for MacKenzie Weegar.


The split will be 44% CSE and 56% and alongside the new arena will be infrastructure for the community built alongside it. There will be a rink built for amateur games and it will be used for Flames practices as well.

That site — 14th Avenue and 5th Street S.E. — is where the new arena will be built, alongside a smaller community rink for amateur games and Flames practices. The surrounding area will be redeveloped with a «suite of public amenities and public infrastructure,» officials said.

«A new event centre in Calgary is more than just a building. It's foundational infrastructure,» said Coun. Sonya Sharp, who chaired the city's committee tasked with reaching a new deal.

For now, there is no timetable for the build, but this sounds like a step up to the idea proposed beforehand by Flames ownership.
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