New Arena Deal -Taxpayers' Contribution = $0.0

Updated: Oct 6

A new Win-Win deal - Taxpayers' contribution = 0.0


- The dilemma between supporting a for-profit-organization and Calgarians love of hockey -


- Many Calgarians believe that the deal rewards the rich billionaire owners and millionaire players.


-There were councillors in favour of reopening this deal.


- The Flames owners have always wanted their own opportunities to develop the land around the event centre.


Facts:

The Saddledome seats 19,289 for hockey and lacrosse.

The proposed new Event Centre will include an arena with up to 19,000 seats. (smaller by comparison).


The location problem:


Ease of access in and out/parking. McLeod trail is a nightmare today, trying to get to the Sadledome , how about 10, 20, 50 years from now? Population expands, the streets don’t.


FROM ANALYSIS TO PROACTIVE SOLUTIONS

I am proposing:

Alternative Arena location involves a state-of-the-art field house. No taxpayers' money is involved.


Building a new and magnificent sports complex, bigger and better than any other similar building exists in Canada.

More income for the owners and more revenue for the city. A win-win new deal.


Location: The Aurora Business Park

- A city owned parcel of land.

- Much more land is available.

- Excellent access to the Ring road and Deerfoot Trail.

- Can have more than 19000 seats

- Will help to expand the LRT to the Airport and planning the city with a fast, efficient and affordable transportation.

- Far away from the flood zone (Victoria Park, the proposed current location). There isn’t one major flood protection project built since the 2013 flood.


Thinking out side the box.









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