Flames ownership engaged with Calgary businessmen on arena talks

Three Calgary businessmen have "engaged" with Flames ownership with the "goal of facilitating a new arena deal with the city," according to Jason Herring of the CALGARY HERALD. Calgary Planning & Development manager Stuart Dalgliesh said that the group "reports to city administration" and is "under a strict confidentiality agreement." City administrators "gave the event centre committee its first update on arena talks Wednesday in a lengthy meeting behind closed doors." Dalgliesh after the meeting "remained tight-lipped about details" when speaking to reporters. He said that there is "no definitive commitment or timeline for a new arena deal." Event Centre Committee Chair Councillor Sonya Sharp said it is "'going to take some time' before the progress reaches its next stage." Sharp "declined to comment on whether increased revenue for the Calgary Sports & Entertainment Corp. during the playoff run could give the city more leverage in negotiations" (CALGARY HERALD, 5/26).

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