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General Information
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. 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
2004 National Lacrosse League Championship Game
2005 Royal Visit - Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
2006 Bank of Montreal World Figure Skating Championships
2007 Sweet Adelines Convention
2009 - Tim Hortons Brier
2009 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama


Saddledome Foundation
The Saddledome Foundation is a nine member appointed Board established in the early 1980's to oversee the management and operation of the Saddledome. The Board is made up of three Directors appointed by the City of Calgary, three appointed by the Province of Alberta, and one each from the Calgary Olympic Development Association, Hockey Canada and the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede.
Through the Saddledome Foundation Amateur Sport Grant Program, the Calgary Flames contribute over $800,000 per year to amateur sport. This grant is divided equally between three organizations: the Parks Foundation, Calgary; CODA; and the Hockey Canada each of whom, in turn, distribute the money to amateur sport groups throughout Calgary.
Saddledome Foundation - (403) 777-3699



Click here to access a detailed seating diagram of the Pengrowth Saddledome.


Building Dimensions
Public Concourse     3,871 m² (41,677 sq. feet)
Arena Area     NHL 1,577 m² (17,000 sq. feet)
Olympic 1,858 m² (20,000 sq. feet)
Area Dimensions     NHL 25.9m x 60.9m (85 ft x 200 ft)
Olympic 30.5m x 60.9m (100 ft x 200 ft)
Backstage Event Office     4m x 11m (13 ft. x 36 ft.)
Backstage Lounge 1     3.5m x 3.5m (12 ft. x 12 ft.)
Backstage Lounge 2     6m x 7m (20 ft. x 23 ft.)
Dressing Room 1     3m x 3m (10 ft. x 10 ft.)
Dressing Room 2     3m x 8m (10 ft. x 26 ft.)

Visitor's Dressing Room: 7m x 11m (23 ft. x 36 ft.)
Dutton's Lounge:     65' x 69' (4,485 sq. feet)
Club Dining Room: 140' x 43' (6,020 sq. feet)
Club Lounge :23' x 107' (2,461 sq. feet)
Telus Boardroom     28' x 26' (728 sq. feet)
Telus Conference Room 1     25' x 27' (675 sq. feet)
Telus Conference Room 2     18' x 25' (450 sq. feet)
Telus Conference (1 and 2 combined)     45' x 25' (1,125 sq. feet)
Event Floor
Interior Clearance Building Height 89 ft.
Under Enmax Energy Board 32ft.
Event Floor Hallway 10ft.
Maximum Dimension: 240' x 125' (30,000 sq. feet)
Loading Docks
The Saddledome has exceptional loading capacity. Our stage and arena floor loading area measures 6.4m x 7m (21 ft. x 23 ft.)

Event Freight Elevator
Operates between the event floor level and the public concourse.
Dimensions: 2.1m x 2.4m (7ft. x 8 ft.)
Load Capacity: 3,628 kilograms (8,000 lbs)
Additional access to the public concourse includes an outside ramp and coil-up door measuring 2.5m x 6m (8.4 ft. x 20 ft.)

Passenger Elevators  
1@31 person capacity
2,300 kilograms (5,060 pounds) load capacity

2@12 person capacity
1,134 kilograms (2,500 pounds) load capacity


Show power hook-ups are done by qualified Saddledome staff.
East End    

3 phase, 1660 amps, located 15.24 metres (50 feet) from stage
Centre South    

3 phase, 5-wire, 400 amps, located 27.43 metres (90 feet) from east end
West End    

3 phase, 400 amps, located at the SouthWest corner
Saddledome lighting is a combination of metal halide and incandescent lighting, with a maximum of 2,750 lux (275 foot candles) on the event floor.
Metal Halide
The metal halide lights are controlled and focused for even lighting in five levels. There are 168, 1,000 watt Musco shutter-controlled sport lights located under the press boxes and on a catwalk grid.
Used for instant ‘on’ lighting. Focused for even lighting over the floor area in 4 quadrants.
More than 40 spotlight positions are available. The Saddledome is equipped with 6 Lycian 1293XLT 3K Xenon spotlights. Additional spotlights are available through local suppliers and can be arranged by the Saddledome.