From Superdogs, superstars, streakers and several Stanley Cup finals, Calgarians have seen just about everything at the Saddledome over the years. But nothing can compare to the scene there Friday when floodwater from the Bow River filled the 30-year-old stadium to the 10th row. “It’s shocking what we are looking at,” said Libby Raines, VP Building Operations for the Calgary Flames. “You’re eyeballing it but there’s a lot of water and it’s up to the 8th, 9th or tenth row. However, from the last report it doesn’t appear it has risen at all since then.” Indeed that means the rink, the ice plant and a few thousand seats are submerged by the shocking overflow that swept over Stampede Park and the downtown core.
Flooding causes 'shocking', unbelievable damage done to Saddledome
Calgary Sun | Jun 23