Infield Suites Experience

We are open.

The Infield Suites are open daily from 12:00 p.m. for the Stampede Rodeo at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. for start of the Evening Show at 8:00 p.m. 

*NEW Guests will be given last call at 9:00 p.m. The bar closes at 9:15 a.m. Due to the Infield being a fallout zone for fireworks from the Bell Grandstand Show, guests must vacate the Infield Grandstand immediately following the end of the performance at 9:30 p.m.

The Evening Show has been re-imagined.

*NEW As a result of pandemic-related impacts on the 2020 and 2021 chuckwagon racing season across western Canada, the Stampede will not be able to present the Rangeland Derby as part of the 2021 Evening Show. 

For 2021 only, the Calgary Stampede has re-imagined this double-header. Broncs After Dark will be a combination of grit, glamour, live music and celebration. From the Infield Suites, cheer on talented athletes as they compete in some of the greatest high-energy western competitions and electrifying rodeo events ever seen at the Stampede. Then as the sun sets and the Infield Suites close for the evening, the Bell Grandstand Show will follow with The Young Canadians and adrenaline-filled performances that lead to a spectacular fireworks finale. 

*BELL GRANDSTAND SHOW For tickets to the Bell Grandstand Show after the Infield Suites close for the evening at 9:30 p.m. contact tickets@calgarystampede.com.

We look forward to the return of thunder and thrill of chuckwagon racing in 2022. 

DINING

It is up to the suiteholder to choose a menu their guests will enjoy. It starts with a choice of a premium or beer and wine only host bar. Chef-inspired starters and dessert are set in individual servings. A carved and flambéed item is chosen, along with a fresh salad and induction pot, all in advance though an event order form. There are a variety of gluten-free and vegetarian choices throughout the menu. Lunch or dinner, bottled water, soft drinks, juice, regular coffee and tea are included with a ticket. 

A suite attendant is assigned to each suite. Larger suites with more capacity have more than one suite attendant. Larger suites also have an in-suite bartender, otherwise a behind-the-scenes team of bartenders are in the pantry to make specialty drinks and coffee at request from the suite attendant. Support staff are assigned to suites and pantries to ensure a seamless service.

As guests arrive the suite attendant explains the dining experience and shows guests where to find the QR code for the menus. The Winemaker Series, featuring 10 Great Days, 10 Great Wines, is presented. Beverages are ordered and prepared in-suite by the suite attendant or ordered from the bartender. A cellar master is also on hand to provide information and recommendations about the wines. 

Individual starters are set in single servings as guests arrive. The suite attendant collects drink orders and ensures all the guests have something in hand before they begin to carve, flambé and serve lunch or dinner. Desserts are prepared in single servings and set before the end of the event for guests to enjoy. 

Menu selections for lunch or dinner, bar and wine choices, allergy and dietary considerations are all made in advance on an event order form. Upgrades to the menu selection, premium food additions and any spirits, beer or wine not already available on our menu can also be requested in advance. Extra charges will apply and the suiteholder will be charged based on the number of servings or guests in their suite.

An on-site event host must be assigned as our point of contact, be responsible for suite guests and who will have authorization to make additions and changes to the event order form. At the conclusion of the event a bill including alcoholic beverages, mocktails, specialty coffee, additional food upgrades or premium food and beverages will be presented to the event host and a signature will be required to sign-off on the amount. All food and beverage choices not included with a ticket are billed separately after the event to the suiteholder, according to the corporate account.

SERVICE STYLE

Suite attendants are responsible for all aspects of service. Pouring wine and making drinks from the host bar to carving, flambéeing and serving food choices. They ensure that the guests have everything the need from start to finish and rely on their support staff so they never have to leave the guest’s sight.

Suites are open-air with a large window overlooking a private outdoor seat deck. Guests do not need to leave the suite to enjoy the Stampede Rodeo or Evening Show. Suite attendants will provide in-seat beverage service throughout the performances.

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE

The Infield Suites are located in the Infield Grandstand, across the track from the Grandstand. There are three Infield Suite locations:

  • North: Suites 1-11
  • South: Suites 12-21
  • Annex: Suites 22-30

Guests can access the Infield Grandstand be entering the main doors on the west side of the Grandstand from the courtyard and proceeding to the tarmac outside the east side of the Grandstand. Guests can then cross the track from the north or south side of the Grandstand tarmac. Follow the signage to get to Infield Suite location with the suite number indicated on the digital ticket. Access is by walking only. For guests who hold a parking pass, please refer to Tickets & Guests.

There are dedicated entrance and exit doors at each Infield Suites location. Follow the signage to know which door permits entry to your suite.

Guests will be greeted outside the entrance by Guest Service and asked to present their digital ticket for scanning and hand sanitize. They will be escorted to their suite and introduced to venue amenities. Our rules of play will be explained, including venue health and safety protocols and re-entry procedures. Guests will be asked to hand sanitize upon re-entry to the Infield Suites each and every time. Face masks must be worn at all times, unless eating or drinking, including outdoors on the private seat deck.

Physical distancing will be observed outside each of the Infield Suites locations and throughout the venue. Entry will be permitted in group cohorts.

COVID-19 & YOUR SAFETY

*NEW With the health and safety of our community a top priority, the Calgary Stampede is planning and preparing to adapt to all public health orders. Under the guidance of Alberta Health Services, we will implement the appropriate and most current safety procedures and protocols to welcome guests safely. Guests are expected to follow these guidelines. 

 

"All of the Premium Seating staff always go over board in attending to our wishes. Needs are not an issue."

"Calgary Stampede Premium Seating is customer focused and communicative in all aspects relating to the event. They are always willing to assist in any manner."

"Service and location are first class!"

"Full marks for value, client service and overall experience - please keep it up. You operate a world class, top end, environment that is in alignment to the image and experience we must share with our future and current clients."

"I would like to thank everyone who helped us host this event. It was new to our business and all your information was greatly appreciated. It was an overall GREAT NIGHT!! Thank you! See you next year"

"Personalized service is excellent."

"The venue makes guests feel very privileged to have been invited."

"We had an amazing experience at a fabulous place to entertain our clients. Ready to book for next year."

"My clients are still raving about the event and thanking me for letting them experience the Stampede the premium way!"

"I would say that the Premium Seating experience is the best because you receive the total package. There is someone with you to help guide through the whole process. It is such a comforting feeling."

"Forget tux & tails night, if you want to experience the true hospitality of Calgary and see the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, you'll want to be front row at the Infield Suites. Tux & tail service with your jeans on!"

"World class event, excellent food & beverages with world class yet relaxed service."