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Scotiabank Saddledome
Former namesOlympic Saddledome (1983–1995)
Canadian Airlines Saddledome (1995–2000)
Pengrowth Saddledome (2000-2010)
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)
Calgary 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


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

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

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

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

Succeeded by
Hartford Civic Center,