Wondering what the Calgary Flames’ new arena may look like?
The City of Calgary announced on Monday that it has come to an agreement with the ownership group behind the National Hockey League team to evenly split the cost of a new $550-million hockey arena to replace the aging Scotiabank Saddledome.
The East Victoria Park area that would house the arena is described as the ideal location. The area already is home to Stampede Park and the Saddledome, it has the infrastructure to support an event centre, and it’s within walking distance to many culture and entertainment venues such as Stampede Park, BMO Centre, Arts Commons, the new Central Library and the National Music Centre.
The project is expected to be the centrepiece of new development in the area.
And it’s near the existing Red and Blue lines of the LRT, and will be close to the new Green Line.
Rossetti’s concept for a new Calgary Event Centre integrates a new NHL-level arena and events centre into the Victoria Park area of the city.
The masterplan with the event centre as the anchor is expected to transform the area and catalyze new development opportunities.
The concept features an accessible and transparent approach at street level, designed to integrate into the community.
To capture the intensity of hockey and provide fans with an entirely new experience, the City of Calgary is considering Rossetti’s innovative inverted bowl design, which has never been built. It creates an intimate experience for fans and players, as well as a significant home ice advantage.
The patented design will also create new social experiences that create a more democratic viewing experience for all fans.
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