Calgary Stetson Arena Concept

Calgary Flames Stetson Arena

This concept for the Calgary Flames is an arena shaped like a stetson hat, thanks to a pair of flanking ramps that usher fans into the upper concourse.

A roundabout also encircles the arena, and dips below ground level to access underground parking and the VIP entrances. Connecting bridges allow fans to bypass the traffic on the roundabout.

Calgary Flames Stetson Arena

Perhaps the lower roundabout sections could act as an emergency basin the next time the Bow River overflows?

14 thoughts on “Calgary Stetson Arena Concept

  1. That’s awesome, Dave! One of the things I really like about going to baseball games is simply seeing the architecture and experiencing all the things that makes each ballpark unique. I’ve never had that experience with a hockey/basketball arena. I think this design could change that and give events in Calgary a big boost from visitors. I hope someone in Calgary is paying attention!

  2. Love this concept! I’m all about the lighting on a building. I don’t know about you but slap a trademark on that and I would highly consider sending that design to the Flames. What about red lighting? Could you create a design with that to see how it looks. I am curious to see. Great job btw!

    1. That’s an interesting take. I also thought about doing continuous lines of LED lights (like TRON).

      For now, I’ll leave it with white lights because Calgary is all about the white stetson. It’s on the city flag even.

  3. Finally Somebody thinking Outside the Box and Absoulute Brillant Design
    My Hats off to you.. An Honour to this Great City

  4. Although it’s kind of a silly concept I like the White hat Black Hat switch.White during the day and Black during game time when it’s time to be the bad guys

  5. Based on the recent death of the Calgary event center proposal, this is an interesting idea that could be accomplished. It could even be accomplished through extensively renovating the Saddledome, and for less cost than the construction of a new arena (NYC and Seattle did this too). Keeps the flames in town, means concerts come again, and gives us an arena that still has character.

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