Scotiabank Saddledome

multi-use indoor arena in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
(Redirected from Olympic Saddledome)

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.

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)
OwnerCity of Calgary
OperatorSaddledome Foundation/Calgary Flames LP
CapacityIce hockey:
16,605 (1983-1988)
20,240 (1988-1995)
19,289 (1995-present)
Field size474,000 square feet (44,000 m2)
StartedJuly 29, 1981[2]
OpenedOctober 15, 1983
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]
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 inside of the Saddledome, and the "C of Red", before to a Calgary Flames playoff game


  1. "Parking / Transportation". Scotiabank Saddledome. Archived from the original on 2014-03-14. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  2. "Olympic Saddledome". Archives Alberta. Archived from the original on 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  3. "Sensational Saddledome helped define Calgary". Calgary Herald. Archived from the original on 2009-01-22. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  4. Bobrowski, Jan (1987). "The Saddledome: the Olympic ice stadium in Calgary". Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. 14 (2): 239–256. doi:10.1139/l87-037. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  5. "Construction Manager for Olympic Saddledome". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2014-10-24.

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Stampede Corral
Home of the
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1983 – present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
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New York
Host of the World Junior Ice
Hockey Championships

along with Rexall Place
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Ufa Arena &
Ufa Ice Palace,
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Calgary Rad'z

Succeeded by
Max Bell Centre
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Brendan Byrne Arena,
New Jersey
Host of the
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Succeeded by
Hartford Civic Center,