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Scotiabank Saddledome
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Former names Olympic Saddledome (1983–1995)
Canadian Airlines Saddledome (1995–2000)
Pengrowth Saddledome (2000-2010)
Location 555
Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates 51°02′15″N 114°03′07″W / 51.0375°N 114.05194°W / 51.0375; -114.05194 (Scotiabank Saddledome)Coordinates: 51°02′15″N 114°03′07″W / 51.0375°N 114.05194°W / 51.0375; -114.05194 (Scotiabank Saddledome)
Broke ground July 29, 1981
Opened October 15, 1983
Owner City of Calgary
Operator Saddledome Foundation/Calgary Flames LP
Construction cost C$97.7 million
Architect Graham McCourt Architects
Structural engineer Jan Bobrowski and Partners Ltd.
Services engineer Vinto Engineering Ltd.
General Contractor CANA Construction Co. Ltd.
Capacity Ice hockey:
16,605 (1983-1988)
20,240 (1988-1995)
19,289 (1995-present)
Field dimensions 474,000 square feet (44,000 m2)
Tenants
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 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.

Saddledome Panorama
The inside of the Saddledome, and the "C of Red", before to a Calgary Flames playoff game

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