On August 18 2015, Calgary Sports & Entertainment Corporation (CSEC), the owners of the Calgary Flames, the Calgary Stampeders, the Calgary Roughnecks and the Calgary Hitmen, revealed their proposed concept to the public for a multi-use sports complex to be constructed adjacent to the Bow River and north of the community of Sunalta in West Village.
On September 26, 2016 City Council approved Major Sports Facilities Deferral Report (C2016-0770):
- Defer a report regarding major sports facilities to no later than Q1 2017, to allow more
time for dialogue with CSEC and key stakeholders; and
- Confirm that the stakeholders identified in this report are the organizations to be engaged,
at this time, regarding the CalgaryNEXT and Victoria Park/Foothills Park/McMahon
On June 27, 2016 City Council approved, as amended, CalgaryNEXT Verbal Report (C2016-0563):
Council received the Calgary Sports & Entertainment Group (CSEG) presentation and associated documents for information;
Council directed Administration to actively engage in dialogue with CSEG and other key stakeholders to undertake:
a comparative analysis with The City’s West Village Report and the CSEG presentation;
identification of areas of alignment and misalignment with key stakeholders; and
examination of this in conjunction with the Stampede/Victoria Park option, including operating models.
Council directed Administration to report back with options, recommendations and associated risks no later than October 2016.
On April 25, 2016 City Council approved, as amended, West Village – CalgaryNEXT Phase 1 Analysis Report (C2016-0254):
- Direct Administration to request a formal response from Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSEC) to Report C2016-0254, and further, to request that Mayor Nenshi invite CSEC to meet with Council at a Strategic Meeting of Council to present their response and discuss next steps no later than June 2016;
- Direct Administration and Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) to investigate with CSEC and the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Limited (CESL) the potential for a new arena/event centre on or near Stampede Park, investigate with the McMahon Stadium Society upgrades to McMahon Stadium, and report back to Council with an update on the findings of these investigations no later than 2016 October 30;
- Direct Administration and CMLC to continue to work with Alberta Environment and Parks (Alberta Environment) on addressing the development and contamination issues associated with the West Village Canada Creosote site and surrounding areas; and
- Request that Attachment 6 to this report remain confidential pursuant to Section 27(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Alberta).
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