Downtown Calgary’s multi-use indoor arena is known as the Scotiabank Saddledome and serves as the home rink for the NHL’s Calgary Flames. Opening its doors to the public back in 1983, this venue has gone through a number of different names but has kept the Flames as their number one tenants. The building also serves as the current home for the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL and the Calgary Roughnecks of the National Lacrosse League.
Though damaged in the 2013 Alberta floods, Scotiabank Saddledome was completely repaired, giving a brand new feeling in the building. Remaining unscathed during the floods were the 72 luxury suites that are within the confines of this structure. Each of these suites provides an incredible view of the game below while allowing the guests to enjoy the comfort that only a luxury suite can provide. From private restrooms to flat screen TVs to unmatched catering, this is truly the best way to take in a game. Multiple suite sizes and configurations ensures that we will find the perfect suite for your next gathering.
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Playing out of the Western Conference’s Pacific Division is a team based in the Canadian city of Calgary in Alberta. The Calgary Flames were founded in 1972 in Atlanta, but quickly headed north due to financial issues after eight fairly successful seasons in Georgia.
Immediately beloved in the hockey crazy city of Calgary, the Flames embraced their new home. The result translated to the ice as well, as the Flames quickly enjoyed even greater success north of the border with the franchise’s first star, Kent Nilsson. They would make it to the semi-finals in 1981, their first year in Calgary, before losing to Minnesota.
A rebuilding period would soon follow, the result of which led to the acquisition of key players that would play a major role on the team for the next decade. This would include Joel Otto, Gary Suter, and Colin Patterson. They would also pick up veteran player and future Hall of Famer Lanny McDonald, whose leadership the club would rely on for years to come. Calgary also drafted Al McInnis to help defensively. He, too, played a major role on the team during his Hall of Fame career. Finally, star goaltender Mike Vernon provided a consistent game in net which made Calgary a force to be reckoned with in the league. Throughout the 1980s, Calgary and Edmonton were the teams to beat in the West.
Having made the playoffs every season in Calgary, the Flames charged into the 1988-1989 campaign, earning a regular season record of 54-17-9. Their first place finish put them up against the Vancouver Canucks in the first round of the playoffs. Following their victory in seven games, the Flames swept the Los Angeles Kings before taking care of the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Finals in five games. Matching up against the Montreal Canadiens, Calgary took the series in six games to win their first Stanley Cup Championship.
They remained a strong competitor for the next few seasons before dropping off into a seven year playoff drought in the mid-1990s and early 2000s. The Flames rebounded in spectacular fashion in 2004 when they pushed Tampa Bay to the brink in game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals before falling short by a score of 2-1. Since then, Calgary has made the playoffs eight times in the past 16 seasons. In 2020, the Flames were booted by the Dallas Stars in the opening round. In 2021, Calgary regressed a step further and failed to qualify for the postseason after posting a regular season record of 25-26-3.
The captaincy will be vacant going into the season with longtime Flames player Mark Giordano being selected by Seattle in the expansion draft. However, this team is loaded with talent in rising stars Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan. Adding to the mix is the talented Mikael Backlund. Winger Matthew Tkachuk continues put up great numbers and has proven himself to be a solid pro. Guarding the net is Jacob Markstrom. Coming over from Vancouver last offseason, Markstrom signed a six year deal worth $36 million. Management is very confident in his abilities between the pipes. Backstopped by his performances in net, the Flames have a chance for a resurgence of great hockey in Calgary and the potential to break out for a deep playoff run under the watch of new head coach Darryl Suter. Additional help for this squad comes in the form of Derek Ryan, Andrew Mangiapane, Milan Lucic, and Elias Lindholm.
Never short on talent, Calgary Flames fans have had the distinct pleasure of getting to see some of the game’s greats skate for them each night. Tops among this coveted group are Jarome Iginla, Al MacInnis, Lanny McDonald, Miika Kiprusoff, Theo Fleury, Joe Nieuwendyk, Mike Vernon, and Doug Gilmore. Click here to learn more about the history of the organization as well as the current squad.