Calgary Flames president Ken King said the Saddledome will be ready for the regular season after floodwaters that devastated Calgary flooded the stadium over the weekend.
“We are going to be ready for the start of the season,” King said over the weekend.
According to NHL.com, the first eight rows of the arena are underwater in addition to “the dressing rooms, Jumbotron control, ice plant, Zambonis, rink and at least two lounges–as well as thousands of seats.”
The floods throughout Alberta have reportedly killed three people and forced 100,000 people to evacuate.
King acknowledged the Saddledome “is a total loss at the event level” and restoration efforts will begin once the waters recede. He acknowledged that it was difficult to describe millions of gallons of water in the Saddledome.