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SBD/Issue 128/Facilities & Venues
Edmonton Committee Favors Downtown Arena, Suggests Funding
Published March 26, 2008
|Edmonton Committee Favors Downtown
Arena To Replace Rexall Place
CALGARY: In Calgary, Kim Guttormson reports the Flames said that they will "continue to plan for a new home at their own pace." Flames President Ken King said that the team has not "settled on a financing model," but Calgary Alderman Ric McIver "called an arena a luxury item he doubts taxpayers -- many of whom can't afford to go to [NHL] games -- would be willing to pay for." McIver added that he would "favour a plebiscite if the Flames were to request civic funding." Guttormson notes a new facility for the Flames, "most likely built on the Stampede grounds," would allow the team to "generate more revenue and design a building that would function better for the fans and to accommodate other events." The Flames' lease at the 25-year-old Saddledome runs until 2014 (CALGARY HERALD, 3/26).