b'Our Future Taking Shape$500M BMO Centre ExpansionBreaks GroundThe Calgary Stampede, together with our funding partners and Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC), marked a significant milestone for the BMO Centre expansion on April 29, 2021.Right on schedule, crews broke ground on the new facility on Stampede Park. The $500M project in Calgarys developingCulture + Entertainment District is supported through equal contributions from the Government of Canada, Government of Alberta and The City of Calgary.A look at the future of the 17th Avenue entrance to Stampede Park.Breaking ground on the BMO Centre Expansion. Re-opening a Key Gatewayto Stampede ParkThe first two phases of construction rolled out smoothly over It has been 40 years since our community has been able to access 24 months prior to the groundbreaking, allowing the project to Stampede Park directly from 17th Avenue. Once the main entry point officially commence. The design team was chosen in Spring 2019to the annual Stampede, it will again open to both pedestrian and and the facilitys transformative design was revealed in June 2020,vehicle traffic as part of the exciting 17th Avenue extension and followed by the construction of Hall F through summer 2020. Victoria Park/Stampede Station rebuild. 1 OUR FUTURECrews worked to prepare the site with extensive enabling works This two-part project is opening up Calgarys Culture + Entertainment and demolition work, readying the convention centre for its560,000 square foot expansion. District to bring energy and excitement to its very heart, while also delivering a modernized Light Rail Transit (LRT) station with vastly Designed by leading firms Stantec/Populous/S2 Architecture, theimproved accessibility. The first phase of access opened in the fall of buildings innovative design will dramatically transform the Calgary2021, with the pedestrian crossing across MacLeod Trail and into skyline. Beyond being significantly larger than the existing BMOStampede Park. LRT users can now access the station through an Centre, offering double the rentable space, the new facility will reflect,at-grade station crossing. Vehicles will be able to cross intoTAKING SHAPEinside and out, todays best practices in convention facility design.Stampede Park once the extension of 17th Avenue is complete in 2023. The BMO Centre expansion at the heart of Calgarys future Culture + Entertainment District.The excitement on Stampede Park builds and construction continuesas we work towards creating aworld-class, year-round gatheringplace for our community. 2021 saw many project milestones, includingthe official ground breaking for our BMO Centre Expansion. 4 2021 CALGARY STAMPEDE REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY 2021 CALGARY STAMPEDE REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY 5'