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CalgaryNEXT: The concept


The proposed concept calls for a multi-use facility that would include a 20,000-seat arena and event centre for hockey games and concerts and a multi-purpose fieldhouse/stadium that would incorporate into its design: a International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) sized soccer field, a 400-metre indoor running track, and a Canadian Football League (CFL) sized football field with seating for 30,000+.

CSEC estimated that the proposed CalgaryNEXT concept would cost $890 million for the building, of which CSEC committed $200 million. The CSEC proposed funding formula is as follows: $250 user fee, $240 million in the form of a Community Revitalization Levy (CRL), $200 million from The City’s capital budget to fund the fieldhouse, and $200 million CSEC contribution.


The proposed site is located adjacent to the Bow River north of the community of Sunalta in West Village. West Village is an approximately 53 ha (130 acre) area immediately west of Calgary’s downtown core. The boundary is Bow River to the north, the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) right-of-way to the south, Crowchild Trail SW to the west, and 11th Street SW to the east.

For more information on the CalgaryNEXT concept, see