The space will have seating for 18,000 fans for hockey games and 20,000+ for concerts and other events.
The event centre will be a community gathering place for sports and events, as well as unique public spaces and food and beverage options.
In the 90s, major arena design shifted away from simple structures with 20,000 seats into facilities that gave an entirely new experience including suites, restaurants, large lower bowls with new technology.
Calgary’s Saddledome does not meet that standard.
The new Arena Event Centre will be the centre for professional hockey and lacrosse in Calgary. Its innovative design will provide excellent sightlines and an extraordinary viewing experience for fans. From amenities to washrooms, the event centre will be built to NHL standards for present day use and make it a premier arena within the NHL.