Scotiabank Saddledome

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Scotiabank Saddledome
Scotiabank Saddledome Logo.svg
The Saddledome in front of the Calgary skyline (2005)
The Saddledome in front of the Calgary skyline (2005)
Earlier names

Olympic Saddledome (1983–1996)
Canadian Airlines Saddledome (1996–2000)
Pengrowth Saddledome (2000–2010)

place 555 Saddledome Rise SE Calgary , Alberta T2G 2W1, Canada
Coordinates 51 ° 2 '14.6 "  N , 114 ° 3' 7.1"  W Coordinates: 51 ° 2 '14.6 "  N , 114 ° 3' 7.1"  W.
owner City of Calgary
operator Saddledome Foundation
Calgary Flames LP
start of building July 29, 1981
opening October 15, 1983
First game October 15, 1983
Calgary Flames - Edmonton Oilers 3: 4
Renovations 1994-1995, 2013
surface Parquet
ice surface
costs 97.7 million CAD (1983)
over 37 million CAD (1995)
architect Graham McCourt Architects
capacity 19,289 places (ice hockey)
20,100 places (maximum)
playing area NHL ice hockey
60.96 × 25.91 m (200 × 85 ft)

The Scotiabank Saddledome is a multi-purpose arena located in Calgary , the largest city in the Canadian province of Alberta . Depending on the event, it can hold up to 20,100 spectators, and the construction costs were 97.7 million Canadian dollars .


The arena was built between 1981 and 1983 to host the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary . It would also become the future home arena for the Flames , who moved from Atlanta to Calgary in 1980 . The hall was opened on October 15, 1983 with the NHL game of the Flames against the Edmonton Oilers (3: 4). The first concert was given by the British rock band The Moody Blues on November 25, 1983. From 1994 to 1995, the multi-purpose hall was renovated for more than 37 million Canadian dollars.

In addition to numerous events held in the Saddledome, it also serves as the home of the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (NHL), the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League (WHL), and the Calgary Roughnecks , who are in the National Lacrosse League ( NLL). The Canadian speed skating team is also based in Calgary and trains accordingly in the Saddledome.

Until the Olympic Games in 1988, the arena was called Olympic Saddledome . It was then renamed Canadian Airlines Saddledome , after the local airline that acted as a sponsor, which was partially rejected by the Calgary population. In 1994 the management of the Calgary Flames founded the stadium company, which is still part of the Flames franchise today . From the year 2000 the logo of the oil company Pengrowth could be seen on the roof of the arena , which held the naming rights to the stadium until 2010.

In June 2013, Calgary was inundated by the floods of the Elbow River . The Saddledome was also affected and the water in the hall was below the tenth row of seats. At the start of the 2013/14 NHL season in October 2013, the damage was repaired and the hall was restored.


Web links

Commons : Scotiabank Saddledome  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Sensational Saddledome helped define Calgary article from October 12, 2008 (English)
  2. Building History ( Memento of the original dated February 2, 2013 in the web archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (English) @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  3. Floods in Canada: Flood leaves Calgary devastated Article from June 24, 2013
  4. Flames say lower part of Saddledome 'total loss' from flooding article from June 22, 2013 (English)
  5. ^ Saddledome prepares to host Concerts, Hockey after Flood ( Memento from March 23, 2014 in the Internet Archive )