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  • BMO Centre

    BMO Centre is Ready For June Opening

      The $500-million BMO Centre expansion has reached substantial completion, moving the project into its final stages of operational readiness ahead of its grand opening in June. “As development manager for this transformative project, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation is proud to have delivered the BMO Centre expansion on schedule and on budget,” said Kate Thompson, CMLC’s president and CEO. “This is a major accomplishment for CMLC and our partners, and a huge step toward achieving our vision for a vibrant…

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  • Calgary’s BMO Centre Set For Debut

      Calgary’s BMO Centre will welcome visitors to the new building in 2024 with the project on time and on budget. The $500-million expansion will add 500,000 sq. ft. of convention space to the BMO Centre, making it the largest convention centre in Western Canada, with more than one-million square feet. The new space will feature three floors of tradeshow and convention space, with a more than 100,000 sq. ft. exhibition hall, 38 additional meeting rooms, and two new ballrooms…

    Event Operations, Meeting Venue Overview

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    Calgary Event Centre Moves Forward

      A new world-class arena and event centre is coming to downtown Calgary. The City of Calgary has reached agreements, in principle, with the Province of Alberta (Province), Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSEC) and Calgary Stampede (CS) to proceed with a significant phase of the Culture + Entertainment District. “This new arena and event centre will be at the heart of Calgary’s sports, entertainment and cultural scene for generations, and will result in billions of dollars of economic activity…

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  • BMO Centre

    BMO Centre Expansion On Track For 2024

      The BMO Centre expansion, on schedule for its opening in June 2024, has begun to take its dramatic shape rising high above the midway in Calgary. The $500M expansion is already garnering significant interest for groups vying to bring their events and conventions to the facility. The team at the Calgary Stampede is preparing to once again welcome the world when the convention centre opens. “The sheer scale of the building and its dramatic addition will be clear to…

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  • BMO Centre Marks Key Construction Milestone

      The $500 million BMO Centre Expansion project is on track to open in 2024, providing Calgary with an event venue that will attract large international and national conventions and conferences. Work on the 560,000-square-foot expansion project marked a key milestone with the first piece of structural steel installed on site in December. “The start of the steel is a significant milestone as it means that the project is tracking on schedule, despite the challenges we’ve had over the last two…

    Event Operations, Meeting Venue Overview

  • Calgary Stampede economic spinoff to surge with BMO Centre expansion, says report

    Press Release   ‘The economic impact will grow dramatically’ The Calgary Stampede says its expanded BMO Centre is projected to spur $223 million annually in economic activity in the province, according to calculations done by the Conference Board of Canada. “Annually, the Stampede hosts more than 1,200 world-class business, tourism, sporting, hospitality and community events. With the expansion of BMO Centre into a Tier 1 conference facility now underway, these numbers and the economic impact will grow dramatically,” said Stampede…

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