It looks good on the inside, much the same as all new gen arenas. The one thing I don't care for is the amount of gap between the lower and upper bowl. The other new gen arenas I've been to (Vancouver, Toronto and St Paul) have better flow between upper and lower bowl.. Rogers Arena upper bowl feels disconnected to me.Ten years of negotiation and the Flames end up with everything they wanted. The city is paying the majority of construction to own a building with no resale value and the Flames have a 35 year, lucrative management contract. I'm not sold on the site. It's surrounded by convention space. It's not very lively.
Rogers arena looks great .... on the inside. The exterior cladding looks like shit. It's not pedestrian friendly. The carbuncle practice area ruins the trendy design.