KISS - Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome Concert Cancelled Due To Devastating Flood

July 2, 2013, 4 years ago

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According to, the task of cleaning up the Scotiabank Saddledome from the devastating flood was so monumental it forced organizers to cancel four high-profile concerts scheduled for this year’s Stampede including KISS on Saturday, July 13.

“We were trying very hard ... At the end of the day we have 2,500 fewer seats. We have no opportunity to provide food of any kind. We have no opportunity to even provide a beverage service of any consequence, of any kind,” said Calgary Flames’ president Ken King. “Electrical, potable water, sanitation and at the end of the day personal safety would be compromised if we made any further attempt even on a restricted basis to afford the building for the use of these concerts.”

King said the current status of the Saddledome would be what he imagines it would have looked like in 1982 when they were partially done construction.

“It is down to the cinder block concrete in almost all areas,” he said. “Pressure washing is taking place. The seats have been removed. And it is bare bones ... Basically we’re starting from scratch on all sorts of interior issues and on all mechanical issues, ice plant, etc. We’re looking for backup equipment in order to put us in a position to start our season which is scheduled for October 6.”


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