Originally written June 22, 2013 on Diehardsport:
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 was not lowered to the floor, the control room is not salvageable The Flames held a press conference to discuss the incident and here is what the President and Vice President had to say: The flooding currently sits at row 8 … "it is a total loss on the event level." — Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) June 22, 2013 "We are going to be ready for the start of the season." – Ken King — Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) June 22, 2013 "We're ordering everything, including hockey equipment, right now." – Ken King — Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) June 22, 2013 "We're fairly confident that we're structurally intact." – Libby Raines, Vice-President, Building Operations — Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) June 22, 2013 "It's very difficult to describe millions, millions gallons of water sitting (in the Saddledome)." – Ken King — Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) June 22, 2013 "Our objective is to get the building for upcoming events … get everything ready so that we're ready to go (for the season)." – Raines — Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) June 22, 2013 Some photos of the damage have been released on the Calgary Flames website: I highly recommend going through the entire album, it’s pretty incredible.  It will be interesting to see if the building is ready in time for the start of the NHL season because it is pretty clear there is a lot of work to be done.
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