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Inside the Saddledome after Alberta floods

Never-before broadcast footage on CBC News Friday shows hockey gear and expensive video equipment covered in mud and debris immediately following the Alberta floods that damaged the Scotiabank Saddledome in June. Now the Flames' home rink is on its way to being back in business.

Flames' home rink underwent major repairs

A look back at the damage to the Saddledome caused by the floods and what it looks like now after the repairs. 2:57

Just three months ago, Alberta floodwaters submerged the Calgary Flames dressing room and encroached into the lower-bowl seats of the Scotiabank Saddledome. 

Never-before broadcast footage on CBC News Friday shows hockey gear and expensive video equipment covered in mud and debris immediately following the flood that devastated parts of Southern Alberta in June.

Now the Flames' home rink is on its way to being back in business. Saddledome chief operating officer John Bean told CBC News that management hired 300 workers to rebuild severely damaged areas of the building.

The Flames are set to host the Vancouver Canucks on Oct. 6 in their first home game of the 2013-14 NHL regular season. But back-to-back shows by American band Eagles will serve as test events for the Saddledome on Sept. 11 and 12.

Watch the video above for a look back at the damage to the Saddledome caused by the floods and what the arena looks like now after the repairs.

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