April 21, 2017 2:01 pm
Updated: April 24, 2017 10:18 am

Flames arena ‘Plan B’ to be discussed at Calgary city council on Monday

WATCH: A new arena for the Calgary Flames will again be discussed at Calgary council on Monday, with councillors looking at the potential of building in Victoria Park. Dallas Flexhaug has details.


City councillors are expected to discuss a proposal to build a replacement sports arena in Victoria Park at a meeting on Monday.

The proposal, dubbed “Plan B” by the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSEC), would see an arena built on two existing parking lots on the Stampede grounds – bordered by 12 Avenue, 5 Street S.E., 14 Avenue S.E. and Olympic Way S.E.

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Councillors will get more information on the proposal – now called the Victoria Park Option – at a regular meeting of city council on April 24.

The discussion comes almost a month after Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi told reporters the proposed CalgaryNEXT site in the West Village was “dead.”

At the time, Nenshi said “a potential site in Victoria Park makes way more sense” because infrastructure investments, including the Green Line [LRT], are “happening anyway.”

With files from Gary Bobrovitz

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