Report: Major Flood Damage To Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome

Amidst major flooding of the Bow and Elbow Rivers in Calgary and the evacuation of roughly 100,000 citizens from their homes, reports are surfacing that the Scotiabank Saddledome has suffered major flood damage.

Flooding of Stampede Park in Calgary, Alberta as of June 21, 2013. Photo courtesy @GlobalCalgary.

Flooding of Stampede Park in Calgary, Alberta as of June 21, 2013. Photo courtesy @GlobalCalgary.

As per various reports from local media – notably Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun – there is significant flooding of the lower bowl of the Saddledome and much of the locker room and office areas underneath the lower bowl seating.

No official word yet regarding the impact of the flooding on the annual Calgary Stampede – scheduled to kick off on July 5 – or on the Calgary Flames season itself. Much of the Saddledome’s technical equipment, including ice-making machinery, zambonis, sound and electronic equipment, and the locker rooms of the NHL’s Calgary Flames and WHL’s Calgary Hitmen are located in the areas reportedly flooded.

 

 

 

UPDATE: Late Friday night, a photo reportedly from inside the Saddledome surfaced on Twitter, seemingly corroborating the reports of flooding up to around the 10th row of lower-bowl seating.

Courtesy @42megasxlr.

Courtesy @42megasxlr.


Ryan Pike
A native of the Stampede City, Ryan Pike has covered the Calgary Flames extensively since 2010 as a Senior Writer for The Hockey Writers and as Managing Editor of FlamesNation.ca.
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