Ken King says the proposed arena-stadium-field house complex in the West Village, known as CalgaryNEXT, is on hold as Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corp. officials discuss an alternative plan with city hall. “We’re not talking about CalgaryNEXT; we put the pause button on that,” King, the CEO of the group that owns the Flames, Hitmen, Roughnecks…
Source: CalgaryNEXT project on pause, says Ken King
It would be helpful if the Flames understood that we are looking at a new facility for Calgary and not a new facility for the Calgary Flames. If that is what they want, they should pay for it.
Mayor Naheed Nenshi is glad the sports ownership group that pitched a new hockey arena, covered football stadium and multi-sport field house in the West Village is now exploring a so-called Plan B. Last summer, the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corp. unveiled its Plan A to replace the aging Scotiabank Saddledome and McMahon Stadium with an…
Source: Nenshi happy a Plan B is being considered for CalgaryNEXT
Flames denial of the $1.8 billion City cost estimate for the CalgaryNext proposal is amateur public relations.
Source: UPDATE: CalgaryNEXT ‘Plan B’ not a new idea | News Talk 770 (CHQR)
Whatever the plan, the Flames are still looking for taxpayer money to pay for a new arena. The “big hustle” is still on. Flames, you want it, you pay for it,