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Photos: Calgary's Saddledome underwater due to flooding

(Dale MacMillan/Getty Images) Calgary's Saddledome, home of the Flames, was hit hard by the city's flooding this week. (Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

The Scotiabank Saddledome, home of the NHL's Calgary Flames, is underwater a day after rain-swollen rivers burst from their banks in southern Alberta, reports the Calgary Sun.

The stadium opened in 1983 and seats 19,000 spectators. It was reported in February that the Flames had looked at several locations for a new arena throughout the city and had architects draw up designs.

The report says that water is up Row 10 at the Saddledome and that the dressing rooms are submerged. A room that controls the stadium's Jumbotron and all the equipment in that room have been destroyed.

The flooding has forced more than 75,000 residents from their homes, turning many streets into rivers and leaving the middle of the city practically deserted.

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