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City of Calgary releases final agreements for Event Centre block

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City of Calgary releases final agreements for Event Centre block
CITY OF CALGARY — Shown is a conceptual rendering of the Calgary event centre. A preliminary deal announced in April for a new $1.2-billion event centre and entertainment district near the city's downtown, including a new rink for the Calgary Flames, has been finalized, Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek stated.

CALGARY, ALTA. – The City of Calgary and partners have released final agreements for the Event Centre Block and new community infrastructure for the city’s Culture + Entertainment District.

The Event Centre will have new community amenities and infrastructure, including a downtown community rink, new public plazas and gathering places, and improved transportation networks for getting around. It will also provide a year-round hub for sports, arts and entertainment, a City of Calgary release said.

“2024 will be a big year for the Culture + Entertainment District and Calgary’s downtown as we and our partners at Calgary Municipal Land Corporation work to revitalize, refresh and reenergize downtown Calgary,” said Event Centre project COO and steering committee member Stuart Dalgleish in a statement. 

The agreements are meant to give Calgarians insight into the partnership between the City of Calgary and the Province of Alberta, the Calgary Stampede and the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation, the release said, and “redactions in the agreements released are in place to protect sensitive and proprietary information about the project’s partners.”

“Calgarians who review these agreements will see a lot of familiar information. Much of the information contained in these agreements was released in October 2023 with the announcement of final agreements,” added City of Calgary general manager of infrastructure service Michael Thompson.

The design phase of the Event Centre Block is underway with groundbreaking expected in 2024.

The agreements along with information about the Event Centre Block and improvements to the district can be found here.

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