Calgarypuck Forums - The Unofficial Calgary Flames Fan Community

Go Back   Calgarypuck Forums - The Unofficial Calgary Flames Fan Community > Main Forums > Fire on Ice: The Calgary Flames Forum
Ivrnet

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-07-2019, 10:19 AM   #41
peter12
Franchise Player
 
peter12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Barnet Flame View Post
I remember the first time I brought my son to my hometown. As we made our approach, “Daddy, what is that giant Pringle down there”?

A big criticism I have of Calgary is how it has lost so much of its past. I think this stems from the massive boom in the 70s accompanied by a lack of foresight.

The dome is easily the 2nd most iconic building in the city and I would love for it to remain. However, the cost of maintaining it would be ridiculous and will only go one way. I’d hate to see it going into a state of disrepair.

In this case, unless someone can come up with something truly innovative for it that makes economic sense, it should be demolished.
Cities aren't museums. Demolish it and make way for the new.
peter12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2019, 11:05 AM   #42
surferguy
Monster Storm
 
surferguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

Remove roof, replace with glass. Build a water park with one more slide than the mall in Edmonton.

Sell seasons passes.

Profit

I want those slide that shoot you upwards as well. You know if you are going to do it right.
__________________
Shameless self promotion

surferguy is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to surferguy For This Useful Post:
Old 08-07-2019, 11:07 AM   #43
Thor
God of Hating Twitter
 
Thor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Exp:
Default

The worlds biggest BDSM Dungeon, sponsored by Chicken on the way, the one and only sponsor of course, the entire concourse will be only Chicken on the way booths. Nothing else.
__________________
Allskonar fyrir Aumingja!!
Thor is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Thor For This Useful Post:
Old 08-07-2019, 11:15 AM   #44
surferguy
Monster Storm
 
surferguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thor View Post
The worlds biggest BDSM Dungeon, sponsored by Chicken on the way, the one and only sponsor of course, the entire concourse will be only Chicken on the way booths. Nothing else.
Would the fanatic be changed over to a leather kink outlet? Perhaps keep the heat press so you could customize your mask.
__________________
Shameless self promotion

surferguy is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to surferguy For This Useful Post:
Old 08-07-2019, 11:15 AM   #45
Toonage
Taking a while to get to 5000
 
Toonage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by surferguy View Post
Would the fanatic be changed over to a leather kink outlet? Perhaps keep the heat press so you could customize your mask.
CGY BDSM Team Store
Toonage is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Toonage For This Useful Post:
Old 08-07-2019, 11:16 AM   #46
Thor
God of Hating Twitter
 
Thor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by surferguy View Post
Would the fanatic be changed over to a leather kink outlet? Perhaps keep the heat press so you could customize your mask.

Yes, that is the only exception, it would still be called Chicken on the Kink Leather outlet and Kink emporium.
__________________
Allskonar fyrir Aumingja!!
Thor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2019, 01:17 PM   #47
1qqaaz
First Line Centre
 
1qqaaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Indiana
Exp:
Default

Turn it into a big aquarium with whale sharks and greenland sharks.

But seriously, Calgary is short on aquariums and waterparks. When Pisces Pet Emporium is the best "aquarium" in the province, you have a problem.
1qqaaz is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to 1qqaaz For This Useful Post:
Old 08-07-2019, 01:30 PM   #48
topfiverecords
Franchise Player
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: randomrectangleland
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1qqaaz View Post
Turn it into a big aquarium with whale sharks and greenland sharks.

But seriously, Calgary is short on aquariums and waterparks. When Pisces Pet Emporium is the best "aquarium" in the province, you have a problem.
Now you’re onto something. Aquarium on one side, water park on the other. Have a glass tunnel down the middle. Saint-Tropez Swordfish on one side and Saint-Tropez Truffle Duffles on the other.
topfiverecords is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2019, 02:30 PM   #49
Monahammer
Powerplay Quarterback
 
Monahammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: St. Albert (Calgary-Jr.)
Exp:
Default

- Love top-golf, but it doesn't really make sense at the stampede grounds. That would be a really interesting use for the area around Max Bell/ Firestone park though, with a great view of downtown and the mountains to take in while you get plastered.

- Turning the Saddledome into a waterpark is, frankly, unimaginable. Living in Edmonton, the water park only gets used by tourists and kids... but I have always felt it was something calgary was really missing.

- Having a new stadium in the same entertainment district is attractive without considering the money side. I agree with what someone said earlier though, a stadium could work on the transit barn site but not the saddledome site.

- The velodrome in Montreal got turned into the biosphere, which I thought was pretty cool repurposing. Not sure what the economic case is there, and our fantastic zoo is already nearby so it probably wouldn't be worthwhile.

I think destroying it and replacing it with some sort of outdoor amphitheatre that could be used as the coke stage during stampede, and then also used for festivals during the spring-fall months (perhaps in place of the fort calgary site) is an excellent potential use.
Monahammer is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Monahammer For This Useful Post:
Old 08-07-2019, 02:31 PM   #50
Monahammer
Powerplay Quarterback
 
Monahammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: St. Albert (Calgary-Jr.)
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1qqaaz View Post
Turn it into a big aquarium with whale sharks and greenland sharks.

But seriously, Calgary is short on aquariums and waterparks. When Pisces Pet Emporium is the best "aquarium" in the province, you have a problem.
LOL that would be awesome. How would we get any sea life into it effectively though? Can you put sharks on a plane?
Monahammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2019, 02:56 PM   #51
BACKCHECK!!!
First Line Centre
 
BACKCHECK!!!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: TEXAS!!
Exp:
Default

Thunder. Dome.
__________________
The Edmonton Oilers as an ice hockey club are inferior to the Calgary Flames.
BACKCHECK!!! is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to BACKCHECK!!! For This Useful Post:
Old 08-07-2019, 03:08 PM   #52
Northendzone
Franchise Player
 
Northendzone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Exp:
Default

came in to make a chicken on the way basement replacement comment and thor took it to the next level.

leaving satisfied

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thor View Post
The worlds biggest BDSM Dungeon, sponsored by Chicken on the way, the one and only sponsor of course, the entire concourse will be only Chicken on the way booths. Nothing else.
__________________
I really like bikes and bike related discussions......
Northendzone is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Northendzone For This Useful Post:
Old 08-07-2019, 03:10 PM   #53
GioforPM
Franchise Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Springbank
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Monahammer View Post
LOL that would be awesome. How would we get any sea life into it effectively though? Can you put sharks on a plane?
Phoenix has a great aquarium. If they can, anyone can.
GioforPM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2019, 03:13 PM   #54
Bonded
Powerplay Quarterback
 
Bonded's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Monahammer View Post
LOL that would be awesome. How would we get any sea life into it effectively though? Can you put sharks on a plane?

Bonded is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2019, 03:17 PM   #55
Geeoff
First Line Centre
 
Geeoff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Exp:
Default

seems like a good place for a Tim Horton's
Geeoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2019, 03:18 PM   #56
Fuzz
Franchise Player
 
Fuzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Northendzone View Post
came in to make a chicken on the way basement replacement comment and thor took it to the next level.

leaving satisfied
Thor always makes sure you leave satisfied.
__________________
Air Canada - We're not happy until you're not happy.
Telus - Almost as bad as Winnipeg.
Calgary Roads Dept - Ya, we'll get to that.
Fuzz is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Fuzz For This Useful Post:
Old 08-07-2019, 04:53 PM   #57
eyipyip
Backup Goalie
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Exp:
Default

If it's up to me, I would fill it up with plastic balls, so we get the world's largest kids ball pit.
eyipyip is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to eyipyip For This Useful Post:
Old 08-07-2019, 05:16 PM   #58
Jacks
Franchise Player
 
Jacks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Exp:
Default

If you're going to do the ball pit thing then you need to get one of those big claw machines hanging from the jumbotron and charge the parents $5 a try to get their kid back.
Jacks is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to Jacks For This Useful Post:
Old 08-07-2019, 05:19 PM   #59
Hangman
Draft Pick
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harry Lime View Post
I wonder what the cost to operate is vs. the Corral. One of them is definitely going to go, but if the cost to demolish and the differential in operating cost vs. the Corral works in the Saddledome's favour, I could see it being re-purposed.
Isn't the Corral going as part of the BMO reno? And there's no point in having an Event Centre and the Saddledome.
Hangman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2019, 10:56 AM   #60
pepper24
Franchise Player
 
pepper24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Calgary, AB
Exp:
Default

A rich UCP evangelist TV preacher should buy it like Joel Olsteen did with the NBA Rockets old arena in Houston. Fill it up each Sunday morning. House homeless during the week.
pepper24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:10 AM.

Calgary Flames
2017-18




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Calgarypuck 2016