The Pengrowth Saddledome is Calgary’s leader for entertainment excitement. Seating over 17,000, 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. Â It has also played host to big ticket concerts, rodeos, ice shows, circuses, conventions, and more.
Notable events include:
1988 Olympic Winter Games
1990 Liberal Leadership Convention
1996 Rotary International Convention
1997 Labatt Brier
1999 Franklin Graham Crusade
2000 Bank of Montreal Canadian Figure Skating Championships
2000 NHL Entry Draft
2002 Nokia Brier
2001 – 2003 Canadian Country Music Awards
How to See a Show at the PenGrowth Saddledome
The PenGrowth Saddledome is a magnificent indoor arena that is located in the city of Calgary and has a capacity to hold over nineteen thousand people at a single sitting. It is famous for hosting concerts, conferences and sports events among other entertainment events. It has a unique architecture that allows the whole audience to feel and see closer to the center of the arena making this unique landmark a favorite venue for many events. It is currently referred to as the Scotiabank Saddledome in websites and blogs.
Tickets to events that are taking place at the PenGrowth Saddledome are sold in a variety of places although the most popular and convenient way to obtain tickets is by purchasing them online through the official website and other affiliate websites such as the eventticketscenter.com and gotickets.com. Most organisers of the events allow late ticket purchasing at the entrance of the event. Purchasing tickets online have proved convenient since one is informed of the available seats and other preferences before deciding to purchase a ticket. The official website also provides the ticket Master contacts and interested audiences may call the numbers provided or visit the website.
PenGrowth Saddledome is located to the east side of downtown Calgary to the south of Stampede Casino and to the north of Stampede Park. Detailed directions are available on the Yellow Pages and on Google maps. When using recent maps the arena may be named as Scotiabank Saddledome whereas outdated maps that go as far as 2001 it may be marked as PenGrowth Saddledome. In much older maps it may be referred to as Olympic Saddledome. The official PenGrowth Saddledome website also offers directions on how to reach the arena.
The strategic positioning of the Saddledome allows easy access to it during events through the Calgary train system known as the C-train that passes through Victoria Park and Stampede Station. There is also direct vehicle access that allows the arena to be accessed from the north through Olympic way. There are huge and secure parking spaces allocated to cater to vehicle owners. To top the great experience is a skyway that connects the Stampede Corral and the Saddledome to the BMO Centre. The Calgary Airport caters to the international visitors who can then access the arena through vehicle transport from the airport.
In addition to the ample parking space, the sports state of the art amenities such as seventy two luxury suits and six party suits designed to give the tenants a luxurious experience throughout their stays. The Alumni Lounge, the Whiskey and the Saddleroom restaurants provide drinks and foods at pocket friendly prices along with nonstop entertainment during events. The Fairmont Platinum Club is fitted with a private bar, a restaurant and a much needed business area which caters to the uptown and wealthy business people to meet and discuss business deals. The five star facilities and unique architecture have made PenGrowth Saddledome a favourite spot for hosting international and national events.
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