As you know I’m a big Calgary Flames fan (I grew up in Calgary), so for fun I thought I’d put together this arena concept for the team, now that they’re in the process of replacing their 31-year-old Saddledome. 241 more words
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Doling out corporate welfare to sports franchises generally is a bad idea: Instead of basing their business decisions on the laws of supply and demand, billionaire owners can leverage civic pride to pressure politicians into making huge public expenditures that offer little or no real economic benefits. 730 more words
By: Steven Smirfitt
It’s been an interesting past week in Calgary. The Flames organization has made several headlines this past week.
First came a report on NHL.com, that the Flames were discussing moving up from the fourth overall spot in the 2014 draft. 507 more words
CALGARY- It’s time for the Calgary Flames to get a new home—at least, according to the team’s president of hockey operations.
While speaking to a sold out crowd at the Chamber of Commerce on Thursday morning, Brian Burke said a new facility to replace the Saddledome is needed sooner than later. 261 more words