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Council considers event centre / arena for Calgary

Starting in the fall of 2015, City Council formally undertook a process to assess the feasibility of a new event centre / arena facility for Calgary. This process has led Council to consider two such concepts:
  1. In August 2015, Calgary Sports & Entertainment Corporation (CSEC), the owners of the Calgary Flames, revealed the CalgaryNEXT concept to the public, calling for a multi-use sports complex to be constructed adjacent to the Bow River and north of the community of Sunalta in West Village.
  2. In April 2017, at Council’s direction, City Administration and the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) presented a summary of their findings from a preliminary investigation and analysis of a Victoria Park Event Centre / Arena concept.

Since undertaking this process to consider concepts for an event centre / arena facility, Council has considered several reports from City Administration. For more information, see the related Council Report Chronology


Current Status:

On April 24, 2017, City Council approved report (Item 7.1.2) C2017-0422:

  • Council received the report for information.
  • Council directed Administration to coordinate with CMLC and continue discussions with CSEC based on the Victoria Park concept and report back to Council as soon as possible.
  • Council directed Administration to collaborate with CMLC and include the Victoria Park concept in the Rivers District master planning engagement program.