2. Scotiabank Saddledome
Year Opened: 1983
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
When the Flames came to Calgary in 1980 and the Winter Olympics set for 1988, the city needed a new arena. Graham McCourt Architects designed the arena with the goal in mind of pillar free viewing from any seat in the house. Coincidentally, the ingenious design resembles a saddle, perfect for the home of the Stampede. The Saddledome remains the world record holder for the longest spanning hyperbolic paraboloid concrete shell and is an 1980‘s icon that will never go out of style.