The Calgary Flames, with YYC and global restaurateur HMSHost, cut the ribbon today for the grand opening of Flames Grill at YYC Calgary International Airport. Flames Grill is one of 50 new eating and shopping options at the airport as part of a two-year project intended to improve airport guests' experience.
"Flames Grill will provide Calgary travellers with the ultimate sports themed dining experience each time they visit the airport," said Ziad Mehio, Vice-President, Food & Beverage and Information Technology, Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation. "While our priority is a relaxing environment during your travel day, sports fans won't miss a moment of their favourite teams' action with large TV screens keeping fans engaged in everything Flames including all live sporting events."
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The Flames retro themed restaurant coincides with Calgary's 40th season celebrations. As patrons walk in they immediately will feel part of the team. Some design aspects incorporate the actual Flames locker room as well life size images of players current and past, allowing fans to enjoy the tremendous history of the franchise. In addition, fans of all of CSEC teams including Hitmen, Stampeders and Roughnecks, can celebrate their favourite local team with special features during their respective seasons. And as a benefit of being a season ticket holder of any CSEC teams, season ticket holders will receive a 20% discount by showing their membership card.
"Our goal is to bring the very best locally well-known brands to our guests," said Rob Palmer, Vice President, Finance & CFO, The Calgary Airport Authority. "Welcoming the Calgary Flames and the same high level of customer service and culinary delights that you would experience during a Flames game at the Scotiabank Saddledome, will substantially enhance the variety of eating options at the airport."
"Bringing the Hockey spirit of the Calgary Flames into the terminal and giving travellers a place to unwind and enjoy an exciting culinary experience with an elevated game day-inspired menu is something we are thrilled to do. This is a restaurant that truly represents Calgary and we thank the Flames and Calgary Airport Authority for their partnership," said HMSHost Vice President of Operations Neil Thompson.