|Location||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
Scotiabank Saddledome is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Alberta, Canada. Found in Stampede Park within the southeast end of downtown Calgary, the Saddledome was constructed to replace the Stampede Corral as the home venue of the Calgary Flames of the NHL in 1983 and to host figure skating and ice hockey competitions at the 1988 Winter Olympics.
The arena's roof is moulded like a saddle, hence gaining the title Saddledome. The facility moreover hosts concerts, conferences and other sporting championships, and occasions for the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. It experienced a significant redesign in 1994–95 and sold its naming rights, during which its original title of Olympic Saddledome was changed to Canadian Airlines Saddledome. The facility was given the title Pengrowth Saddledome in 2000 after Pengrowth Management Ltd. marked a ten-year agreement. It embraced its current title in October 2010 as Scotiabank signed on as title sponsor. The Saddledome is claimed by the City of Calgary, who leases it to the Saddledome Foundation, a non-profit organization, to supervise its operation. Since 1996, it has been overseen by the Flames. The arena was at first anticipated to cost $60 million to construct, and afterwards changed to over $80 million. Attempts to fast track development come about in a $16 million cost overrun, resulting at a final price of $97.7 million and an eight-month delay in its completion.
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