Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team. The Calgary Flames are the members of the Western Conference’s Northwest Division of the National Hockey League (NHL). The club is the 3rd major-professional ice hockey team to symbolize the city of Calgary, following the Calgary Tigers (from year 1921–27) and Calgary Cowboys (from 1975–77). The Calgary Flames are one of two National Hockey League franchises in Alberta, the other being the Edmonton Oilers. The cities' closeness has led to a famous rivalry which is known as the Battle of Alberta. Games between these two teams are often excited event.
The team Calgary Flames was recognized in the year 1972 in Atlanta, Georgia as the Atlanta Flames until moving to the Calgary in year 1980. The Flames played their first three seasons in Calgary’s Stampede Corral before moving into their current home arena, which is the Pengrowth Saddle dome (initially known as the Olympic Saddle dome), in the year 1983. In year 1986, the Flames were the first Calgary team since the 1924 Tigers to contend for the Stanley Cup. In the year 1989, the Flames won their first and the only Stanley Cup. The Flames own a Western Hockey League franchise, the Calgary Hetman and in year the year 2007 they opened a sports bar and amusement centre which was called as the called Flames Central.