Found June 23, 2013 on
You've witnessed the Metrodome roof in Minneapolis collapse under snow and the Superdome in New Orleans trashed by Katrina, but you've never seen an arena devastated like this.
Flooding in Calgary has left much of the Scotiabank Saddledome underwater, and the pictures on the Flames' website are unbelievable.
The flooding reportedly reached as high as the 14th row, and the team tweeted that "it is a total loss on the event level." Both locker rooms were heavily damaged and the scoreboard control room is beyond salvaging, reports said.
Despite the devastation, the team is looking to be ready for the start of next season.
"We're going to be ready for the opening of the season." - #Flames President & CEO Ken King ~ http://t.co/18BXDd43ZT
-- Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) June 23, 2013
"We're ordering everything, including hockey equipment, right now." - Ken King
-- Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) June 22, 2013
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There has been massive flooding in Calgary, Alberta and the Calgary Flames arena, the Scotiabank Saddledome, has been devastated by the flooding. According to CBS Sports: Reports surfaced Friday that the water had reached as high as row 14 and that both locker rooms as well as the scoreboard operations room had been extensively damaged. The team said that even though the scoreboard...
Widespread flooding in Alberta has caused countless amounts of damage, including to the home of the Calgary Flames.
According to team president Ken King, the Saddledome has suffered a “total loss” at the event level, and the arena has been flooded with “millions and millions” of gallons of water, putting the first eight rows underwater.
A photo circulating online purports...
The Province of Alberta, Canada, is facing severe flooding in a story that has largely avoided most American news outlets. The Calgary Flames home, the Scotiabank Saddledome, has suffered severe damage from Elbow River flooding, to the point that the upcoming Calgary Stampede is going to have to rethink its schedule, and talks are circulating that the arena may have so much damage...
((HT: Calgary Flames/CBC))
Flames President and CEO Ken King held a press conference today to discuss the status of the submerged lower-half of the Saddledome. He also says that the building will be ready in nine days for Calgary Stampede activities.
Here's one of the photos released from the inside...
"We had a recovery action plan put in place immediately,"...
via the CP at Sportsnet,
The Calgary Flames say everything below row eight in the hockey team’s home arena has been ruined by flooding.
Team president Ken King calls it a total loss — dressing rooms, players’ equipment, seats, boards and scoreboard electronics.
King says a player coming out on the ice right now would be completely submerged.
He wouldn’t estimate...
Full disclosure: The HQ has friends in the industry who are working this story and we hope that they're safe in all of this, but the Bow and Elbow rivers have pole vaulted their banks from rain in Alberta province and the subsequent flooding.
The Saddledome, a venue where the HQ has covered events in the past, is flooded...
Not just "basement...
The Olympic Saddledome has been host to the Stanley Cup Final, Calgary Flames hockey and the 1988 Winter Olympic Games. Today, the iconic venue is in severe crisis mode. Extensive damage has been done. The Calgary Arena has severe flooding all the way up to the tenth row. Some reports say the water has risen to the 15th row.
The American MSM has been ominously silent on this- a major...