Formerly the Atlanta Flames, the franchise relocated to Calgary in 1980. The Flames had the most success during the 1980s. The organization won two of their three conference championships during this span occurring in 1985-1986 and 1988-1989. Calgary also won two of their five division titles and both Presidents’ Trophies. The Presidents’ Trophies were won in back-to-back seasons (1987-1988 & 1988-1989). The success of the franchise during the decade was highlighted by their only Stanley Cup title. Calgary won their lone championship during the 1988-1989 season. Their dominance during the 1980s was led by defenseman Allan MacInnis. MacInnis still ranks near the top of most statistical categories for the Flames. Right wing Jarome Iginla currently holds the franchise record for goals, games played, points, and is second in assists. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Calgary Flames hockey tickets.
2014 Flames Season Preview
The Calgary Flames saw improvement from 2012 to 2013. Although the Flames finished the season in practically the same place in the standings, they were significantly more competitive on the ice. Despite the improvement, Calgary still finished 14 points outside of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
The key positive take away from the Flames 2013 season was their work ethic, as Calgary simply would not quit, even when clearly outmatched by more talented and more experienced teams. The Flames hope to build off of this culture change and that the added experience gives them a better opportunity to win games in 2014. Once again the keys to the Flames success will fall on defensemen Mark Giordano. Giordano is clearly the team’s best player and the leader off the ice as well. He will get help from a legion of young talent that might just be a few years away from becoming stars. Look for the Calgary Flames to give opposing teams trouble with their effort and for them to continue to be on the rise through the next season.
Check out our Calgary Flames Season Preview History page for previews of previous Flames seasons.
Calgary Flames Hockey at Scotiabank Saddledome Address: 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2W1, Canada
The Calgary Flames play all their home games at the Scotiabank Saddledome, located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. When filled to capacity, the Scotiabank Saddledome holds over 19,000 loyal fans of the Flames. The facility also hosts other sporting events, along with concerts and entertainment acts throughout the year. The Calgary Flames home bench is on the Scotiabank Saddledome rink side in front of sections 108-109. Scotiabank Saddledome parking information is covered in our Flames event guide.
Flames vs. Oilers
The Battle of Alberta is what the entire province looks forward to every NHL season, as do the players. It’s the capital vs. the largest city in the most popular sport in the country, and in the 2009-10 season the Flames became the first team in the rivalry to win every game the two clubs played in the season.
Flames vs. Canucks
These two cities couldn’t be any more different, and it seems the fans and teams hate each other for it. The terrain, politics and economics of Calgary and Vancouver contrast greatly, and when they face off on the ice, anything can and will happen. Most recently, the Flames beat the Canucks in the 2004 playoffs in game seven on their way to the Stanley Cup Finals.
Calgary Flames in the Stanley Cup, Western Conference Championship, and NHL Playoffs
The Flames, winners of the 1989 Stanley Cup, have had a large share of success. In their somewhat fresh NHL history (Began in 1980), the Calgary Flames have managed to go 3-1 in their Western Conference Final appearances as well as reach the playoffs 20 times.
Calgary Flames Event Guide
What time do gates open prior to a Flames game?
Doors open 90 minutes before the puck drops at Scotiabank Saddledome.
Where are good places to eat before a Flames game?
If you enjoy eating at food trucks, try Red Wagon Diner Food Truck. They have a wide offering of great food and it is only about a mile from the arena. For traditional diner fans try Lion’s Den. Lion’s Den has a great atmosphere and is reasonably priced. Italian food lovers should not miss out on Gallo Nero. They have a comfortable environment and some great pizza and pasta dishes. For burgers and hot dogs try Curbside Grill, Family Fry Guy, or Sammy’s Sports Bar. Other good places in the area are Vasili’s, Sticky Ricky’s, and Avatara Pizza Food Truck.
Where is the best place to park at Scotiabank Saddledome?
There are a few good parking options close to the arena. The north side of Scotiabank Saddledome offers the most available parking. There are four lots in this area just south of 14th Ave. and we recommend trying here first. There is another large lot on the southeast corner of the arena. If you are looking to beat some of the traffic try parking in downtown Calgary and take the LRT to the arena. It is only a few minute ride from downtown and trains run pretty regularly.
Does my child need a ticket to go to a Flames game?
Children under 2 years old will be allowed to enter Scotiabank Saddledome without a ticket and must sit on a guardians lap for the duration of the game. It is best to bring proof of your child’s age to the gate to ensure they are allowed to enter the arena.
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