Scotiabank Saddledome (Calgary Flames Stadium)

Owned by the City of Calgary, the Scotiabank Saddledome is home to the Calgary Flames of the NHL’s Western Conference Pacific Division.  Opened in 1983, it is one of the oldest arenas that an NHL team calls home, after Madison Square Garden in New York and Climate Pledge in Seattle.  The arena has seen many major events over the years, including being a venue for the 1988 Winter Olympics.  The arena’s roof is shaped like a horse saddle, which earned the arena the name “Saddledome,” as it was part of many of the suggestions put forth during construction. 

The Flames were based in Atlanta when they were founded in 1972 and moved to Calgary eight years later.  Nine years after that the Flames captured their single Stanley Cup to date, defeating the Montreal Canadiens.  Begun during the playoffs in 1986 and having been repeated many times since, Flames fans attending certain games almost all wear red, with the red home jersey being extremely popular.  The tradition is referred to as the, “C of Red.” 

How many seats are in Scotiabank Saddledome

The Scotiabank Saddledome has a capacity of 19,289 for hockey games at the arena. Seats are divided into three main sections, the 100s, 200s, and Press levels.


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Directions – How to get to Scotiabank Saddledome

The Scotiabank Saddledome is located at 555 Saddledome Rise SE, in Calgary, Alberta in Stampede Park in the southeast end of the downtown area. The arena can be reached via Macleod Trail or Memorial Drive.  Fans can also travel to the arena via the C Train light rail system, getting off at the Calgary Stampede station. 

Where to Park near Scotiabank Saddledome?

Parking is available for events at the Scotiabank Saddledome at the adjacent Stampede Park. Lots A, B, and C are to the north of the arena and Lot E is to the south.  Parking for Calgary Flames games typically ranges from $15 to $25. Locals know that street parking in Calgary becomes free at 6 pm and all day Sunday, so depending on game time for the matchup you’re going to see, you may be able to eliminate your parking cost entirely. 

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservations app.

To reserve your parking spot, visit the Calgary Flames SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

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Other Scotiabank Saddledome FAQs

How much does it cost to rent the Saddledome?

If you’d like to see a game in style, you and your friends, family members or co-workers can take in a Calgary Flames game in a suite for between $3,000-$6,000 (USD) per game prior to any catering expenses. Pricing depends on team performance, opponent, day of the week, and suite level. Midweek games and games versus marquee opponents are priced at a premium.  Additionally, although official information is hard to find, groups interested in renting ice time at the arena in the past have paid $400 an hour.

Who paid for the Saddledome?

The construction of the Saddledome was funded entirely by a mixture of public monies from the municipal, provincial and federal governments.

What is the Scotiabank Saddledome Health & Safety Information? (related to COVID)

The arena’s COVID vaccination policy will require all fans (eligible to receive the vaccine), event staff, and employees to be fully vaccinated for attendance at live events at the Scotiabank Saddledome (as of September 2021).  Masks must be worn by all game or event attendees. The vaccination policy applies to patrons 12 years and older. Children under 12 are exempt from this policy (except for mandatory mask-wearing), but must be accompanied by an adult who meets the criteria of this policy while attending events at Scotiabank Saddledome.

How much is a Calgary Flames hockey ticket?

The Calgary Flames are one of the more affordable teams to see in the NHL.  Scanning early 2021-22 season games on both the primary and secondary markets, fans can get into a game for as low as $13 or $14 for some matchups.  Seats at the Saddledome are arranged in two main levels, plus Press sections (where there are also seats) on either side of the arena. 

What hockey teams play at the Scotiabank Saddledome?

The Calgary Flames of the NHL, the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL, and the Stockton Heat of the AHL play some or all of their home games at the Scotiabank Saddledome. 

Who owns the Scotiabank Saddledome?

Tee Saddledome is owned by the City of Calgary. 

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