The federal government has pledged $166 million of funding to expand Calgary’s biggest event centre.
Federal Infrastructure Minister Francois-Phillipe Champagne announced the government funding on Tuesday. Champagne says “the expansion will support significant growth for the local economy”.
In addition to the funding from the federal government, The provincial government of Alberta and The City of Calgary will match the $166 million. the Calgary Stampede will also pitch in $3.9 million dollars.
“The expansion will support significant growth for the local economy”Federal Infrastructure Minister Francois-Phillipe Champagne
In order for the planned expansion to occur, the Stampede Corral, Archie Boyce Theatre, and one hall of the current BMO Centre will have to be demolished. The planned expansion will make the BMO Centre the second largest convention centre in Canada.