A new $416 million sports and entertainment district in Calgary’s Victoria Park area features an accessible and transparent approach at street level designed to integrate into the community.
The project will be anchored by a 19,000-seat, multi-use indoor arena that will become the new home of the NHL’s Calgary Flames. The arena may use Rossetti’s Inverted Bowl design, which Rosetti says has never been built before, to create an intimate experience for fans and players and a significant home ice advantage. The design also includes new social experiences for fans for a “more democratic viewing experience for all,” according to Rosetti.
Outside of the arena, the district will feature a “festival street” and various public spaces. Construction on the project is slated to begin in 2021. Rosetti is working with the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSEC) on the project.