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Flames poised to reveal plans for downtown arena
Jason Markusoff, Calgary Herald
March 5, 2015
Calgarians are weeks away from learning the Flames’ plans for a new downtown arena, team CEO Ken King said Thursday.
After years of being vague about his ambitious project’s timeline, he told radio station KISS 95.9 the team is ready to divulge the vision for and proposed location of Saddledome’s replacement.
“When you see our project, people are just going to love it,” King said. “We’re not going to sneak in here and steal money from the city.”
Mayor Naheed Nenshi hasn’t yet heard what sort of civic funding arrangement the Calgary Flames may be seeking for the arena. He’s been promised he’d get briefed on the plans before King goes public, but the mayor has long been skeptical about financial assistance for an arena project.