For almost four decades, the Calgary Flames have been electrifying hockey fans in southern Alberta. In that time, not only has the team established itself as a successful NHL franchise, but it has grown into a vital and integral part of their community. From their on-ice victories to their off-ice charitable endeavors, the Flames have become one of the premier professional sports organizations in North America.
The team was originally founded in 1972 as the Atlanta Flames, but then relocated to Calgary in 1980. In their first decade, Calgary Flames Ticket Holders watched as their favorite team amassed an impressive record of milestones and achievements. The team made it to the post-season every year in the 1980s, capturing two Smythe Division championships, two Clarence Campbell Conference titles (1986, 1989), and two Presidents’ Trophies (1988, 1989), and advancing twice to the Stanley Cup Final (1986, 1989), both times against the Montreal Canadiens. They lost the 1986 match up, but prevailed in six games in 1989, becoming the only visiting team ever to win the Cup on Montreal Forum ice.
The Calgary Flames played their first three seasons in Calgary at the Stampede Corral before moving into their current home arena, the Scotiabank Saddledome in 1983. The state-of-the-art facility can seat more than 16,000 Calgary Flame Ticket Holders. Fans can get their tickets for every home game from Golden Tickets.
Amid all the history, the Calgary Flames continue to thrill fans with their on-ice achievements. The team recently recorded its 10,000th goal in franchise history, and soon after, they played their 3,000th NHL game. As a new group of talented players takes to the ice this year, they have one goal in mind—to once again win a championship for their fans.