Town hall on new Calgary arena scheduled for Thursday night



Ward 11 Councillor Jeromy Farkas is inviting you to a town hall to discuss the Rivers District Plan, which currently calls for a new event centre and a home for the Calgary Flames.

Farkas, whose ward includes the Saddledome, said he also wants to find out whether residents support city taxpayers contributing financially to a new arena, and whether they would like to have their say on an arena deal in a formal vote.

City administration is expected to bring options to city council in April for funding and financing various projects, including a new arena to replace the Saddledome, a doubling in size of the BMO Centre, an expansion of Arts Commons and a new field house.

Farkas said the arena is estimated to cost about $600 million.

You can attend the town hall Thursday at 7:00 pm at the Acadia Recreation Complex.