Cal­gary says it will pay for one-third of arena

Truro Daily News - - SPORTS -

CAL­GARY — The City of Cal­gary is of­fer­ing to pay for one-third of the cost of a new NHL arena.

In re­sponse to the Cal­gary Flames break­ing off talks for a new rink ear­lier this week, Cal­gary Mayor Na­heed Nen­shi re­vealed de­tails of what the city pro­poses to pay for a build­ing ex­pected to cost $555 mil­lion. The Flames haven’t made their counter-pro­posal pub­lic, but have in­di­cated they want the city to pay closer to half the cost. Flames pres­i­dent Ken King said team own­ers pulled out of ne­go­ti­a­tions be­cause they’ve been spec­tac­u­larly un­pro­duc­tive. The Flames’ cur­rent arena — the Sco­tia­bank Sad­dle­dome — opened its doors in 1983.

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