Here's how Calgary's Saddledome stacks up against other NHL rinks

The home of the Calgary Flames was built for the 1988 Winter Olympics. Here's how the Saddledome stacks up against Canada's other arenas as well as the oldest and newest buildings in the league.

Saddledome was built for the 1988 Winter Olympics and is the 2nd oldest arena in the NHL

Ken King, president of Calgary Sports and Entertainment, announced the Calgary Flames would no longer pursue a new arena in Calgary, but would not say what that meant for the future of the team. (NHL/Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames' arena situation is suddenly up in the air after team president Ken King announced this week the club is pulling out of talks with the city.

King says the owners feel they can't make a deal on a new rink because negotiations have been unproductive amid a municipal election campaign.

The 34-year-old Scotiabank Saddledome is the second-oldest arena in the NHL.

Here is a look at how the facility built for the 1988 Winter Olympics stacks up against Canada's other arenas as well as the oldest and newest buildings in the league:

Scotiabank Saddledome

The Calgary Saddledome, home of the Flames, has been operating since 1983. (Ed Middleton/CBC)
  • Location: Calgary
  • Opened: Oct. 15, 1983
  • Ownership: City of Calgary
  • Capacity for hockey: 19,289
  • Construction cost: $97.7 million; $37-million renovation completed in 1994

Madison Square Garden 

Madison Square Garden is the oldest arena in the NHL, but it received a $1 billion US overhaul in 2013. (Jamie Long/CBC)
  • Location: New York
  • Opened: Feb. 11, 1968 at current location (four buildings have carried the Madison Square Garden name)
  • Ownership: Madison Square Garden Co.
  • Capacity for Hockey: 18,024
  • Construction cost: Most recently underwent an estimated $1 billion US ($1.22 billion Cdn) renovation completed in 2013. It's the oldest arena in the league

Air Canada Centre

The Toronto Maple Leafs have called the Air Canada Centre home since 1999. (Shutterstock/JHVEPhoto)
  • Location: Toronto
  • Opened: Feb. 20, 1999
  • Ownership: Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd., which also owns the Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Capacity for hockey: 18,800
  • Construction cost: $265 million

Bell Centre

Montreal's Bell Centre is owned by the Molson family ownership group. (Andre Ringuette/Getty Images)
  • Location: Montreal
  • Opened: March 16, 1996
  • Ownership: Molson family ownership group, which also owns the Montreal Canadiens
  • Capacity for hockey: 21,273
  • Construction cost: $270 million

Canadian Tire Centre

Ottawa's Canadian Tire Centre cost $170 million to build in the mid-1990s. (Michel Aspirot/CBC)
  • Location: Ottawa
  • Opened: Jan. 15, 1996
  • Ownership: Capital Sports Properties, which is owned by Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk
  • Capacity for hockey: About 17,000 after team recently cut capacity by 1,500
  • Construction cost: $170 million

Bell MTS Place

The Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg is home to the Jets. (True North Sports and Entertainment handout)
  • Location: Winnipeg
  • Opened: Nov. 16, 2004
  • Ownership: True North Sports and Entertainment, which also owns the Winnipeg Jets
  • Capacity for hockey: 15,294
  • Construction cost: $133.5 million

Rogers Place

Edmonton's new downtown arena, Rogers Place, officially opened in early September 2016. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press)
  • Location: Edmonton
  • Opened: Sept. 8, 2016
  • Ownership: City of Edmonton
  • Capacity for hockey: 18,641
  • Construction cost: $606.5 million

Rogers Arena

The Vancouver Canucks' arena opened in 1995. (Andy Clark/Reuters)
  • Location: Vancouver
  • Opened: Sept. 21, 1995
  • Ownership: Canucks Sports and Entertainment, which also owns the Vancouver Canucks
  • Capacity for hockey: 18,910
  • Construction cost: $160 million

T-Mobile Arena 

The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas was designed to ensure every seat in the house has a good view of the action. (George Rose/Getty Images)
  • Location: Las Vegas
  • Opened: April 6, 2016
  • Ownership: AEG and MGM Resorts International
  • Capacity for hockey: 17,500
  • Construction cost: $375 million US ($457.5 million Cdn)

Little Caesars Arena

Little Caesars Arena, which opened this month, is the new home of the Detroit Pistons and Red Wings. (Colin Côté-Paulette/Radio Canada)
  • Location: Detroit
  • Opened: Sept. 5, 2017
  • Ownership: City of Detroit
  • Capacity for hockey: 20,000
  • Construction cost: $862.9 million US ($1.05 billion Cdn)