- Type: Attractions
NileGuide Expert Says:
The Saddledome (aka the Dome) is a Calgary landmark and part of the Olympic legacy. Flames and Hitmen hockey are great parts of the Calgary experience.
NileGuide Expert tip:
Victoria Park Station is the nearest C-train station. Parking on the Stampede Grounds is fairly expensive, and can be a pain when it comes time to leave (highly congested). If you want free street parking, you have to show up well before the event's start time.
- The Scotiabank Saddledome (formerly, the Olympic Saddledome) was built in 1983 in preparation for the 1988 Winter Olympics, and it is now the home of the Calgary Flames, Hitmen, and Roughnecks. Its name comes from its unique saddle-like shape, which is a world-record holder for the longest spanning hyperbolic paraboloid concrete shell. Photos of the building with the Downtown Core in the background are now an iconic image of Calgary. The stadium can hold over 19,000 people and accommodates a large number of both sporting and entertainment events.
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