CALGARY, Alberta (CelebrityAccess) — The organization behind the Calgary Flames hockey club and Stampeders football team has announced plans to build a new stadium complex for the teams.
According to the Canadian Press the proposed facility would include a new 20,000-seat arena that would replace the Scotiabank Saddledome where The Flames currently call home. It would also include a new 30,000-seat indoor football stadium that would also serve as a fieldhouse and home for the CFL Stampeders.
The plans call for substantial public funding, including a $250-million ticket tax, a $240-million community levy, and a $200-million from city taxpayers for the fieldhouse. The team's ownership would also contribute $200 million to the project.
Building at the new site, located near the city's downtown along the Bow River, would take approximately 3 years, the Canadian Press said, with an additional two years to decontantimate the site from the remains of its former occupants, a creosote wood treatment plant. – Staff Writers