Calgary Sports and Entertainment

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Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation
Private
Industry Sports, Property management
Headquarters Calgary, Alberta
Key people
N. Murray Edwards, Chairman
Ken King, CEO
Products Professional sports teams, Arenas
Owner N. Murray Edwards
Alvin Libin
Allan Markin
Jeffrey McCaig
Clay Riddell
Byron Seaman

The Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSEC) is a privately owned professional sports and entertainment company based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada formed in 2012 and owned by N. Murray Edwards, Alvin Libin, Allan Markin, Jeffrey McCaig, Clay Riddell and Byron Seaman.[1] It succeeded the Calgary Flames Limited Partnership (CFLP), which represented the group that has owned the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (NHL) since 1980. CFLP subsequently acquired ownership of the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League (WHL), the Calgary Roughnecks of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL), the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League (AHL), and the Adirondack Thunder of the ECHL. The group also manages the Scotiabank Saddledome arena in Calgary. CSEC is privately owned by the six owners that formed the CFLP and is chaired by N. Murray Edwards. Ken King is the chief executive officer.[2]

Assets[edit]

Calgary Sports and Entertainment owns and operates four franchises based in Calgary and owns the Flames' minor league affiliates based in California and New York state. Additionally, CSEC has a management agreement with the City of Calgary to operate the Scotiabank Saddledome arena which serves as the home venue of the Flames, Hitmen and Roughnecks.[1] In August 2015, the CSEC proposed a new multi-purpose sports venue in Calgary, CalgaryNEXT.

Team League Founded Owned since Notes
Calgary Flames National Hockey League 1972, as the Atlanta Flames May 21, 1980[1]
Calgary Hitmen Western Hockey League 1995 June 1997[3]
Calgary Roughnecks National Lacrosse League 2001 June 2011[4]
Calgary Stampeders Canadian Football League 1945 March 2005 (minority stake)
March 2012 (controlling interest)[5]
Stockton Heat American Hockey League 1977, as the Maine Mariners 1993[6]
Adirondack Thunder ECHL 1990, as the Cincinnati Cyclones January 30, 2015[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hanlon, Peter; Kelso, Sean; Thomas, Rob, eds. (2013). 2013–14 Calgary Flames Media Guide. Calgary Flames Hockey Club. p. 4. 
  2. ^ Odland, Kristen (2013-09-06). "Burke era starts in Calgary". Calgary Herald. p. E1. 
  3. ^ Miller, Mark (1997-06-14). "Hitmen finally go up in Flames". Calgary Sun. p. S5. 
  4. ^ Spencer, Donna (2011-06-14). "Flames dive into professional lacrosse". Canadian Press. 
  5. ^ Maki, Allan (2012-03-30). "Flames buy control in Stampeders". The Globe and Mail. Toronto, ON. p. S5. 
  6. ^ "Newspaper downplays original story on Heat move". AbbyNews. February 24, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Flames buy Stockton Thunder". ECHL. January 30, 2015.