Scotiabank Saddledome555 Saddledome Rise S.E.
Calgary, Alberta T2G 2W1
The Scotiabank Saddledome, or just the Saddledome or Dome, was built to host the Flames, who had moved from Atlanta in 1980, and was a key in Calgary being awarded the 1988 Winter Olympics. It was the first building in North America that had the larger international ice surface, according to the team. The building was opened as the Olympic Saddledome and later the Canadian Airlines Saddledome and Pengrowth Saddledome. The Saddledome is located in Stampede Park, host to the Calgary Stampede rodeo, but the reason for its saddle shape was more to allow for better viewing and didn't follow a Western motif, according to the team. Still, the building's unique concave design has earned many architectural and engineering awards. The Flames' first arena in Calgary, the Corral, is next door. The Scotiabank Saddledome has various displays and exhibits, including ones honoring the 1988-89 Stanley Cup champion team. The Saddledome has hosted other international skating events and a visit from Queen Elizabeth II in 2005. In addition to the Flames, the Saddledome hosts the Hitmen of the Western Hockey League and the National Lacrosse League's Calgary Roughnecks.
555 Saddledome Rise S.E.
Calgary, Alberta T2G 2W1
From the north (Memorial Drive), take Memorial Drive to Fourth Avenue and turn right. Take a left onto First Street SE and turn left onto 12th Avenue SE. Take 12th Avenue SE to Fifth Street SE and turn right.
From the south (Macleod Trail), take Macleod Trail to 12th Avenue SE and turn right. Take 12th Avenue SE to Fifth Street SE and turn right.
From the west (Bow Trail), take Bow Trail (Ninth Avenue) to First Street SE and turn right. Take First Street SE to 12th Avenue SE and turn left onto 12th Avenue SE. Take 12th Avenue SE to Fifth Street and turn right.
From the east (Deerfoot Trail), take Deerfoot Trail to Memorial Drive (West). Take Memorial Drive to Fourth Avenue and turn right. Take Fourth Avenue to First Street SE and turn left. Take First Street SE to 12th Avenue SE and turn left. Take 12th Avenue SE to Fifth Street and turn right.
Parking is available in the lots on the north side of the Saddledome, located off 14th Avenue and Fifth Street SE. Cost is $11.Additional parking is available at adjacent Stampede Park.
The Saddledome is near downtown Calgary's Light Rail Transit. The Stampede Station on the south LRT route is the closest stop to the arena.