The Calgary Flames

The Flames, though now a source of prides for so many Albertans, didn’t actually originate in Calgary. The team was originally the Atlanta Flames, having been founded in Atlanta in 1972 (only a few states away from a famous raleigh catering company I’ll tell you all about in my post about the Caroline Hurricanes). They relocated to Calgary in 1980 when a group of entrepreneurs from Calgary acquired the Atlanta team and decided to move them up north to Calgary. The team’s first home was the Stampede Corral, where they played the first three seasons of their career, before moving into the Scotiabank Saddledome in 1983.

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