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BMO Centre Expansion

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BMO Centre Expansion

The creation of a tier-1 venue when completed in 2024 will support larger conventions and conferences being hosted in Calgary and Southern Alberta.​​​


The project

Calgary and southern Alberta are in need of a larger event venue to support future growth in demand and to attract larger conventions and conferences to our province. The BMO Centre expansion will enhance economic diversity, trade and tourism and create jobs for Albertans through the creation of new spaces for conferences, meetings, exhibitions and consumer and trade shows. At just under a million square feet when completed, it will provide the opportunity to host large national and international events. The building will effectively double in size to become Canada’s second largest facility upon completion in the summer of 2024. It will be a catalyst for the emerging Cultural and Entertainment District.

The Government of Canada, Government of Alberta, and City of Calgary have each confirmed their support for the BMO Centre Expansion as a key infrastructural enhancement for this region.​

Current status

May 23, 2019 – With funding in place from all three orders of government, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC), Development Manager for Calgary Stampede’s $500 million BMO Centre expansion, announced their project team. Three architectural firms, Stantec, Populous, and S2 Architecture, will be supported by venue operations specialist HLT Advisory Inc., project management firm M3 Development and construction management by PCL Construction. To enable expansion while minimizing disruption to operations, work began this spring to construct an additional space Hall F which is expected to be complete in the spring of 2020.

Project milestones

​March 4, 2019 ​Council approved the financial strategy for all four unfunded long term projects (BMO Centre expansion, Event Centre, one phase of Arts Common, and MultiSport Field House)
​March 12, 2019 ​Funding was announced by the Government of Canada.
​Early spring 2019 ​The BMO Centre expansion is scheduled to break ground in early spring 2019.​

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