The Flames were hosting the New Jersey Devils at the Scotiabank Saddledome in National Hockey League action, while the Stampeders were hosting the British Columbia Lions at McMahon Stadium in Canadian Football League action. The games were also scheduled on the Friday evening of a Thanksgiving long weekend.
Well Flames fans and Stampeders fans showed up to both events like it was business as usual. A very respectable crowd of 26, 115 attended the Stampeders game, while 19,289 attended the Flames game.
The fact that 45,404 fans attended a professional sporting event in Calgary Friday evening was excellent and confirms that Calgary is definitely a major league sports city. It also helps for next time that the Flames and Stampeders both won Friday night.