The company that owns the Flames and Stampeders has acknowledged it’s open to considering an alternative for its proposed hybrid arena-stadium-field house complex known as CalgaryNEXT. The Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corp. has “accepted an offer from the City to examine a Plan B,” according to a letter to season ticket holders signed by Ken…
Why do the Flames persist in urban planning by telling us where to build a field house. Leave urban planning to our experts at City Hall and focus on trying to win a Stanley Cup (or just try to make the playoffs).
The Calgary Stampede has been the city’s focus for a 100 years, and will be for another 100 years. Therefore, any City initiatives should reinforce and support the Calgary stampede.
City officials will huddle with Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corp., the company that owns the Flames and Stampeders, to find the best fit for the CalgaryNEXT arena-stadium proposal. A week after city bureaucrats determined the ambitious project would cost in the range of $1.8 billion — significantly more than the initial pitch of $890 million — and declared…
This is scary. Although it says the current arena proposal is not feasible, come back with something new, and it will be considered, but it is quiet on who will pay for it, which means look out Calgary tax payers.
In an effort to light a fire under flagging support for its proposed new arena, the Flames brought in the NHL’s commissioner to issue veiled threats of opportunities lost and the team leaving Calgary if we don’t build it a new arena. It the proposed arena is such a good deal, the Flames should build it itself.
Obviously it isn’t a good deal, that’s why the Flames want taxpayers to pay for it.
There has been some progress in the CalgaryNEXT project. That news comes from Calgary Flames president and CEO, Ken King, who spoke to Sportsnet 960 The Fan on Thursday. King said the city has taken a few steps to help the project move forward. “The Calgary Municipal Land Corporation has hired a consultant to review […]