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Scotiabank Saddledome Events

555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2W1 Canada

Scotiabank Saddledome

Capacity: 19,289

Home Teams: Calgary Flames (NHL)

Scotiabank Saddledome Events

The Scotiabank Saddledome was built way back in 1983 both to host the city’s new NHL franchise, the Calgary Flames, and to serve as a venue for the 1988 Olympic Games. As per the arena’s name, the Scotiabank Saddledome’s design is a nod to the world-renowned Calgary Stampede, an annual summer celebration featuring rodeo sports. Its unique appearance and relatively long history compared to other current NHL arenas make the Scotiabank Saddledome an iconic Canadian hockey venue that draws in many visiting fans as well as the loyal locals. Despite having many excellent teams over the years, the Flames have long battled for respect in their own province against their fiercest rivals, the storied Edmonton Oilers (where Wayne Gretzky rose to stardom). In 1989, Flames fans finally got what they most desired, when their team defeated the Montreal Canadiens in six games to win the team’s first (and to this date, only) Stanley Cup. Even now, every season hockey fans flock to the Saddledome, hoping to see the Cup return. Anyone arriving at the Scotiabank Saddledome on an empty stomach will find a wide array of delicious snacks, including nachos, burgers, and Tim Horton’s donuts. Kiosks and shops dotted around the venue carry team and event merchandise, including all manner of items blazing with the fiery Flames logo. 

Does Scotiabank Saddledome host concerts and other events?

As well as all regular season and playoffs Flames home games, the Scotiabank Saddledome is known for hosting MMA/UFC fights, curling tournaments, political rallies, comedy shows, and concerts by such renowned artists as KISS, Shania Twain, Morgan Wallen, 50 Cent, Rod Stewart, Nickelback, and many others. Here is a list of the biggest performances coming up in 2024 at Scotiabank Saddledome:

How can I find the cheapest tickets to games and events at Scotiabank Saddledome?

With a jam-packed list of exciting events taking place at Scotiabank Saddledome throughout the year, you’ll be keen to get the inside scoop on how to land the cheapest tickets to NHL games, concerts, comedy shows, and other events at the venue. While Calgary Flames home games are definitely the biggest ticket draw (games are often sold out well in advance), concerts and comedy shows also sell out quickly. To score the cheapest tickets to Calgary Flames home games, concerts, comedy shows, or other major events at Scotiabank Saddledome, search the TicketX listings on this page. You can buy your tickets from TicketX with just one click for the lowest commission fees!

Scotiabank Saddledome Seating Chart

The Scotiabank Saddledome presents visitors with an extensive range of seating options. Premium areas include executive suites and the venue’s Top Shelf Experience, both of which offer the chance to watch a game or event while enjoying first class service and amenities. The Saddledome also offers an amazing “niche” opportunity called the Goal Judge Experience, where fans can sit in the former goal judge’s seat* overlooking the back of a goal net. General admission seating throughout the rest of the arena extends from mid-range lower bowl seating up into the upper tier, varying in price accordingly. There is a seat to suit every preference and budget at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Check TicketX for all available tickets at Scotiabank Saddledome games and events. Our seating chart is also very useful for comparing different seating options.

*NHL goal judges, whose job it was to turn on a flashing light when the puck entered the net, were eventually rendered obsolete by the invention and adoption of goal-judging technology.

Getting to Scotiabank Saddledome (Transportation and Parking)

Visitors can access the Scotiabank Saddledome via public transportation or driving their own vehicle

Getting to Scotiabank Saddledome via public transportation

You can get to the Scotiabank Saddledome using the city’s C-Train system coupled with various city buses. The closest C-Train station is Victoria Park/Stampede Station from which you can access the Saddledome via five different bus routes. Doing so may not be too pleasant in the winter months, however, when Calgary can get very cold and windy! Check the Scotiabank Saddledome's official website for public transportation schedules and details. You could also catch a taxi or rideshare to the venue. 

Getting to Scotiabank Saddledome by car

Driving your own vehicle to the Scotiabank Saddledome is probably the easiest way to get there, but be prepared for traffic to jam up near the venue during big games and events. Calgary is also a fast-growing city with lots of construction and roadworks going on (particularly in summer), so be sure to factor this in as well. Plan to arrive early to avoid disappointment. The Scotiabank Saddledome's official website has good maps and driving directions.

Does Scotiabank Saddledome have on-site parking?

Parking at the Scotiabank Saddledome is somewhat limited for non-pass holders, so if you do not have a pass, it is best to plan to park off site. Reserving a prepaid parking spot in advance is highly recommended. You can find information on parking as well as maps on the Scotiabank Saddledome's official website, as well as directions on how to reserve a space.

How much does Scotiabank Saddledome parking cost?

Ticket holders for Flames games can park free at the Platform Parkade on game days and other local lots not too far from Scotiabank Saddledome tend to charge between $12-20. Visit the Scotiabank Saddledome's official website for general parking information and to search for the cheapest parking rates