b'2023 Report to the Community Calgary Stampede 6New platform at Victoria Park/StampedeMap of the Culture + Entertainment District, Station activated in December 2023 featuring the placement of the new Event CentreMobilizing our World-Class Year-RoundBuilding CommunityEvent Centre & Gathering Place Culture + Entertainment DistrictA world-class gathering place wouldnt be complete withoutStampede Park is proud to be a part of the Culture + additional accessibility and amenities. Progress on several projectsEntertainment District, creating valuable connections with that support these elements continued over the past year. Calgarians, southern Albertans and visitors from around the world. In April, we broke ground on the Stampede Trail redevelopmentPlanning continues with our partners on a hotel, directly situated on project, which will connect 12 Ave SE to the forthcoming 17 Ave SEStampede Park, which will connect an expected 200-300 rooms to extension. The space is envisioned as a flexible corridor, featuringthe Culture + Entertainment District. The hotel site sits on the restaurant, retail and patio offerings, as well as an adaptable roadwaysouthwest intersection of Stampede Trail and 12 Ave SEright at that can be turned into pedestrian-only community space.the North Entrance to Stampede Park and steps away from the Stampede Trail is yet another key project that will help us welcomeBMO Centre, Cowboys Casino, the Scotiabank Saddledome, the the world to Stampede Park and make it a year-round gatheringfuture Event Centre and dozens of restaurants and retailers.place for convention goers, event attendees and our community,In October, The City of Calgary announced the finalization of with world-class offerings, said Joel Cowley, Chief Executive Officer,agreements for the development of a new Event Centre in the Calgary Stampede. The ability to transform the roadway into aCulture + Entertainment District in partnership with the pedestrian-only community space gives us the flexibility to host theGovernment of Alberta, the Calgary Sports and Entertainment kind of events that the Calgary Stampede is known for. Corporation and the Calgary Stampede. The approval of the new Phase 1 was completed in 2023 between 14 Ave and Event Centre is another leap forward towards fulfilling the vision Agriculture Trail. of Calgarys Culture + Entertainment District and furthering the Calgary Stampedes vision of creating a world-class, year-round In early December, a major milestone was reached in the 17 Avegathering place for the community.Extension and Victoria Park/Stampede Station Rebuild project, as transit service was officially switched from the temporary CTrain track and platform to the new permanent track and station. FinalPhase 1touches on the 17 Ave Extension project, including landscaping will continue through until spring 2024. When complete, 17 Ave SE will once again be a key gateway to Stampede Park, accessible toof the Stampede Trail redevelopmentpedestrians, vehicles and LRT.was completed in 2023'