Scotiabank Saddledome is a multi-use indoor arena located in Stampede Park in the southeast end of downtown Calgary, Alberta, in Canada with a capacity of 20,000. It was built in 1983 to replace the Stampede Corral as the home of the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League, and to host ice hockey and figure skating at the 1988 Winter Olympics.

Scotiabank Saddledome is a multi-use sports arena that opened on October 15th, 1983. The first event in the Saddledome was a sell-out Battle of Alberta match between the Flames and the Edmonton Oilers.

The arena is the current home to the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (NHL), Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League (WHL) and Calgary Roughnecks of the National Lacrosse League (NLL). It also hosts concerts, conferences and other events.

The arena has many facilities such as bars including Dutton’s Lounge, Telus Club Lounge, Saddleroom Grill, Alumni Lounge and the King Club.

Calgary Flames Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary Airport

How to Get to Calgary

The nearest airport to Scotiabank Saddledome is Calgary (YYC) which is just 11 km away from the stadium.

United, Virgin Atlantic and WestJet are some of the airlines that fly directly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Calgary (YYC) in Canada. WestJet also operate direct flights from London Gatwick (LGW) to Calgary.

If you’re already in Canada or the US and looking to travel to/from Calgary, then you have the choice of most domestic airlines including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airways and WestJet.

Public Transport

Calgary Transit provides a safe, accessible, reliable and courteous public transportation system around the Scotiabank Saddledome arena. You can easily get there by Bus or Light Rail.

The nearest light rail station to Scotiabank Saddledome is the Nb Victoria Park / Stampede station which is approximately 13 minutes’ walk away. The nearest bus stop is a brief 4 min walk away from the arena.

You could also make use of apps such as Moovit to get directions to the arena using public transportation.

Calgary Transit Map
Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome

Staying in Calgary

Beyond the Airbnb and Sonder options there are many hotels nearby to suit all budgets, which can be booked directly or via one of the hotel reservation booking sites.

Scotiabank Saddledome is located in Downtown Calgary which is an artsy neighbourhood that travellers enjoy for top attractions such as the great entertainment and a beautiful riverfront. Some popular hotels near Scotiabank Saddledome include Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, Hyatt Regency Calgary, Best Western Plus Calgary Centre Inn and Le Germain Hotel Calgary.

I’d recommend checking where the nearest bus or rail connection is to your hotel for easier travel to the arena.

Calgary Flames Tickets

The Calgary Flames sell their tickets via Ticketmaster.

The official ticket partner for the NHL is Ticketmaster.

Here are links to the main ticket resale sites. Click on the link, which will open up a new window, and you can compare the prices on the different ticket resell sites, bearing in mind that the prices shown are before the selling platform fees are added, so take time to have a read of my tips to Buying Tickets in North America.

I recommend downloading the team’s Mobile App to your phone as it contains much Gameday information for the stadium.

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