Originally Posted by Hallsy's Toupee
^ Don't assume Calgary won't build a new NHL arena. They've been talking about it down there for a while, and are likely just in a wait & see mode until ours is done. Not only is Calgary's current arena getting old, but they've been losing out on major touring acts because the Saddledome is unable to accommodate their stage equipment. That's why an act such as Lady Gaga will play 2 nights in Edmonton instead of 1 gig per city. In fact, I have this irrational fear that some of these acts would likely skip Edmonton altogether if they can just play in Calgary because of geography, travel and the ongoing perceptions of each city. Which is why we need our downtown arena ASAP.
Where Calgary would build theirs is another matter. Does their downtown have a large plot of empty lots to build on?
That's all it is...Irrational fear! We might not get two concerts from the same act if Calgary gets a new Barn.. but the concert circuit understands the value of this region to generate $$$.
P.s Cant wait for Van Halen...and Kool and the Gang!!!!