For three decades the Scotiabank Saddledome has been Calgary's gathering place for premier events and the fun just keeps on coming. To answer questions for fans and promoters alike we've compiled information about the building to make your experience at the venue more rewarding.
From parking info to seating diagrams to the bare-all specifications of the rooms, this is your handbook to your next visit to the Scotiabank Saddledome!
The Scotiabank Saddledome is Calgary's leader for entertainment excitement. Seating over 19,000 and over 150 events per year, it has something for everyone. It's home to the NHL's Calgary Flames, the WHL's Calgary Hitmen. and the NLL's Calgary Roughnecks. It has also played host to big ticket concerts, world-class tournaments, ice shows, circuses, conventions, and more.
The Saddledome's unique "saddle" design, representative of Calgary's strong western heritage, is only one aspect of the building's architectural excellence. The flowing, concave roof sets an intimate mood in the seating bowl. By reducing the interior volume by more than one-third of more conventionally constructed coliseums, the Saddledome makes even those in the upper bowl feel close to the action.
At the Saddledome, everyone has a great seat. Pillar-free, the seating bowl is highlighted by an overlapping three-tier design. The longest sight line from any seat in the house is only 60.9 metres (200 feet).
Flexibility is achieved through retractable seating. Depending on the performer's wishes and/or event requirements, the first 13 rows at the south end can be removed to create a floor area of 3,716 m? (24,000 square feet).