Originally Posted by 93JC
I think you overestimate the political palatability of demolishing the Saddledome. It would be like tearing down the Calgary Tower. Not quite to that degree, but similar. It's a civic landmark.
I don't disagree with you, but at the end of the day someone has to pony up and pay the bills to maintain the thing. My guess is all sentiment will be lost on the owner after the first few million....
It's a civic landmark that unfortunately doesn't have a lot of other realistic uses. Just like with Rexall up north, whatever event/show could go there would be better served by the new arena.