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#21 BottleOfSmoke

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 12:09 PM

@TheoFleury14: Picture of where the water is at the Saddledome! Wow shocking http://t.co/qgrvkJIlsR

Edit: another pic...

@NHLFlames: Flooding goes to row 8 in the Scotiabank Saddledome #yycflood #yyc http://t.co/ARd2yseLJO

Edited by BottleOfSmoke, 22 June 2013 - 06:07 PM.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 03:54 PM

I wonder if this is just God's way of saying that there's too much diving in the NHL nowadays. The way teams like Sharks and Canucks play you'd think their arenas were flooded too.


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Posted 22 June 2013 - 08:39 PM

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 07:48 AM

A comment from a Puck Daddy story about the Saddledome being ready for the beginning of next season:

 

Dozens of fans could be disappointed if they don't get it done in time.

 


Edited by MidMichSteve, 23 June 2013 - 07:49 AM.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 04:58 PM

This flooding has been crazy. I'm 4 hours away but there's been flooding from Calgary all the way to Sparwood and all the rivers are dangerously high here. A lot of my friends were put out of their homes. Very sad.
In regards to Saddledome and the stampede grounds this is a huge blow to Calgary. Stampede brings in millions of dollars to the city and it was supposed to start two weeks from now.

 
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Posted 24 June 2013 - 10:20 PM

Hope the rivers are going down soon so the people can get back into their hopefully undamaged homes.

Flames GM already warned people to not enter the building.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 01:34 AM

@Mookalicious: I am blown away by this. The Dome has pumped out every drop of water!! #abflood! http://t.co/kbPUZbWzim

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:02 AM

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:36 AM

We could really use some of that water here in CO.  We've got 7 active wildfires going right now, two others were just contained this past week.  Too bad it can't be transported.  I feel bad for them.  Disasters are no picnic.

I'm pretty sure the military has 1500 troops that went there to help with flood relief and what not.  I flew through Calgary on my way to the base in Comox last monday, a couple days before the flood hit.  That could have been messy.  Not sure if the airport got hit, but some flights there had some extra time in the sky circling and what not.  Hopefully they get everything sorted out quick there and the people of Calgary get their lives back on track. 

 

On a less serious note, with the horrendous team they have this coming season, I can't see the Saddlesome getting much more full than 10 rows.


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:50 AM

@Mookalicious: I am blown away by this. The Dome has pumped out every drop of water!! #abflood! http://t.co/kbPUZbWzim

That's going to take some clean-up effort.  Yuck.



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:20 AM

I've heard of unusual amount of rain in Pennsylvania. Does anybody know if mario house is anywhere close to some river?...

 

We've been getting thunderstorms basically every evening for the past 400 days. It's like Florida weather. Hot, humid, wonderful, unbearable, then it rains. A lot.

 

But I'm in Eastern PA, whereas the Pens are Western. I don't know how they're faring. I wish only bad things on them and their fans.

 

Sucks about Calgary. Never leave your jumbotron on the floor, I guess.


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:33 AM

 

Sucks about Calgary. Never leave your jumbotron on the floor, I guess.

 

Did it need to be fixed I wonder, be only reason you'd think it should be on the floor.



So how they plan on cleaning that mud up?


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:05 AM

http://www.edmontonj...6205/story.html

 

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Reminds me of that movie Hard Rain.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 04:55 PM

Update I saw on Puck Daddy.  Looks like the Saddledome is nearly ready to go...
 
http://www.calgaryhe...6210/story.html
 

Technically, the first tenants are The Eagles on Sept. 11.

But a few days later, on Sept. 14 when the Calgary Flames host the Edmonton Oilers, the Scotiabank Saddledome will officially be back in business.

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About seventy-five days ago, the entire building had been under 10 feet of water when Calgary and southern Alberta were hit with intense flooding. Everything from Row 8 of the lower bowl had been destroyed. Anything with soft surfaces including around 2,500 seats — gone. Compressors that run the ice plant? Gone. Electrical equipment — also gone. Training equipment, jerseys, hockey gear, team memorabilia couldn’t be salvaged. Silt and muddy water was everywhere.

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Blanchard said a redesign would have taken months longer. So, the contractors arrived and the work started before they had construction work permits or plans in place. All of it equated to 69 days straight of two shifts of 12 hours (with 300-400 workers during the day; 150-200 at night).

“We compressed a six-month job into two months,” Blanchard said. “There were about 650,000-man hours put in on this project in two months ... I’m surprised we’re at the level we’re at right now. I knew we’d be able to put on events, concerts and hockey. But to have the level of finishing we have now, I didn’t think that was possible.

 

 

It makes for a good read, to hear how bad it was, and how far they've come in such a short timeframe.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 04:58 PM

Interesting how this was resurrected...Just posted a comment on the Brian Burke thread a few minutes ago about the flooding...

 

 

EDIT - awesome job by the Saddledome employees, and everyone else who helped with the clean up, and repairs :clap:


Edited by F.Michael, 06 September 2013 - 05:01 PM.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 05:03 PM

I was thinking of updating this earlier. I saw a couple of full-size pics of the inside, when the water was up to the tenth row. For whatever reasons, I'd never seen the pics @ full size. Amazing stuff, and somehow more "real," I feel, for having been taken with a cell phone (or some manner of fairly inexpensive camera).


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