WATCH LIVE ABOVE: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is speaking to reporters in Calgary Wednesday
WATCH BELOW: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is in Calgary Wednesday meeting with Flames president Ken King as the Flames try for 11 wins in a row.
Bettman’s schedule reportedly included a meeting with Ken King, president and CEO of the Calgary Flames.
The Flames say Calgary is in need of a new arena and while Bettman wouldn’t speak in detail about it Tuesday, he said he might have meetings with city officials during his trip.
Bettman added he hoped Edmonton’s new Rogers Place arena will make it easier to get a new one in Calgary.
“Calgary, obviously, needs a new arena and hopefully [Rogers Place] arena and this complex is inspirational,” he told Edmonton reporters. “That shouldn’t be too inflammatory, I hope.”
The office of Mayor Naheed Nenshi declined to respond to Bettman’s latest arena comments Wednesday.
Bettman will be in Vancouver on Thursday.
Watch below from December 2016: Ken King, with the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSEC), talked to Global’s Gord Gillies about what’s next for the CalgaryNext arena proposal in December.
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