Burns Arena: Calgary

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Burns Arena was an arena built just outside of Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1910 by former world hevyweight champion Tommy Burns.

Burns had moved to Calgary early in 1910, and purchased the chief interest in a men's clothing store. Shortly after, he decided to re-enter the boxing game as promoter and arranged funding for the construction of a 10,000 seat boxing arena. It was at this arena that he fought Arthur Pelkey, and later arranged Pelkey's fight with Luther McCarty. Some 36 hours after that tragic contest (resulting in McCarty's death), the arena mysteriously burned down.