CBC News has been given a look at the CalgaryNext briefing books given to city council members. They reveal the precise detail of the Flames’ owners plans for new sports facilities for professional athletes and Calgarians. They also show the 2026 winter Olympics are part of the plan.
Was there ever any doubt. Connecting a new new NHL hockey arena with an Olympic bid is the same tactic used in 1988 – bid for the Olympics and oh, by the way, we can use the Olympic arena for an NHL arena.
And those Olympics cost tax payers. The ONLY reason the ’88 Olympics didn’t “lose” money is because governments threw in millions of dollars.