Calgary, AB will be home to one of the founding franchises in the newly minted Canadian Premier League, a soccer league devised to be “for Canadians, by Canadians.” Calgary’s franchise will be called Cavalry FC, in honour of the region’s rich military history. They will play at the Spruce Meadows equestrian complex in a soccer-specific stadium to be built between now and the start of the league’s inaugural season in the spring of 2019.
At almost a half billion dollars, the new downtown arena has spared no expense in making sure every trip to the building is an event, over and above whatever sport or concert you’ve come to watch. A detailed consultation process was conducted with the fans during the design phase and, as a result, the facility has many design features that reflect the experience the fans wanted to have. Its modern design matches well with the new generation of exciting hockey players now coming through the Oilers system and should be a treat to visit for years to come.
In a 9-6 vote, Calgary’s City Council voted on Monday to continue the process of putting together a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics.
The Saddledome has hosted some fantastic moments over the years. Whether it was seeing the Flames pull off the dramatic overtime win against the Vancouver Canucks in Game Seven of the first round of the 1989 playoffs or the run to the Stanley Cup finals in 2004, thousands of fans have had amazing experiences in this location. Although the Flames aren’t quite the dynasty they used to be in the late 80s and early 90s, going to the Saddledome to take in a Flames game is still always a good time.
The question these days is whether or not the ‘Dome’s days are numbered…
Calgary, Alberta, host of the 1988 Winter Olympics, has been exploring the possibility of bidding for the 2026 Winter Games for some time now. Another hurdle was passed this week when City Council passed a vote to form a bid corporation.