The Calgary Flames insist fans who happened to catch the team’s logo featured on animated high-tech stadium concept on the Discovery Channel did not get a sneak preview of the team’s new building.

Unlike the video-game leak earlier this season that previewed the Flames third jerseys long before the club was ready to unveil them, president Ken King assured fans the club has still not finalized design concepts on the planned rink.

The one featured on a recent broadcast of “Daily Planet” showed a high-tech “transforming stadium” from an architectural firm called Populous asked to come up with a way to turn a 20,000-seat stadium into an intimate concert bowl for 7,000 to 8,000. The fold-down roof panels that turned into walls made for a compelling video on the show but what tweaked interest locally was the flaming ‘C’ at centre ice.

King, said it was a “mistake” by Populous, more than anything else.

“This was one of dozens of concepts that were brought forward to us, and it was interesting but nothing more than that,” said King, the club’s president and CEO, who is overseeing the new multi-purpose building the organization feels the team needs to replace the 31-year-old Saddledome.

King and the owners have managed to keep plans for the new stadium concept and location a secret for years as they watched how closely the Edmonton Oilers stadium pitch went over with various levels of government and the general populace. The process went anything but smooth for the Oilers and its owner, who waged a public battle with the city for years — a pitfall the Flames owners don’t wish to go through.