Calgary Flames owner eyes more than just a new arena – The Globe and Mail

Source: Calgary Flames owner eyes more than just a new arena – The Globe and Mail

Council should not buckle under to this crap.  The owners’ “minimum requirements” for participation in a new arena are:

  • an option to buy and develop land near a new arena;
  • part of Stampede Casino’s revenue;
  • all parking revenue from events it manages;
  • insurance from floods;
  • reimbursement of provincial property taxes;
  • right to approve City’s revitalization Plan for Victoria Park;
  • 19,000 seat arena plus 5000 seat practice facility (publicly funded);
  • free public transit for those attending arena events; and
  • publicly funded festival facility next to arena.