Alberta's municipal affairs minister says she's not inclined to use taxpayer money for a new professional sports complex in Calgary, but she's not closing the door either.

Danielle Larivee says she wants to see how the numbers and projections play out on the project, adding that no one has approached the province for money.

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Calgary Flames CEO Ken King wants to put the new sportsplex in the West Village. (Calgary Flames)

The proposed public-private partnership would see an $890 million downtown sports centre with a new rink for the NHL Calgary Flames and a new stadium for the CFL Calgary Stampeders.

The city is currently crunching numbers with a report due this spring.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has said the lack of an updated hockey arena could cost Calgary the chance to hold events such as the league's draft and its all-star game.

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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman made a rallying cry — even referencing the "Battle of Alberta" — last week about the urgency to make the CalgaryNext arena project a reality sooner rather than later. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press)