Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 6/22/13
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 Canadian city is under water. Depending on reports, 75,000-100,000 Calgary residents have been evacuated from the city. The downtown core is without power. Three deaths have been reported in Calgary so far. We now turn it over to the Calgary Sun: Indeed that means the rink, the ice plant and a few thousand seats are submerged by the shocking overflow that swept over Stampede Park and the downtown core. It also means the dressing rooms, the Jumbotron nerve centre, the Ed Whalen Lounge and the Hot Stove Lounge are all likely destroyed, as well. Plenty of history will likely be ruined too, including a mas...
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