Once it opens for the league next June, the New Mosaic Stadium should attract plenty of attention in the Canadian Football League.
The future home of the Saskatchewan Roughriders is a fairly ambitious project. With a capacity of 33,000 and a cost of $278 million, New Mosaic Stadium is being built just west of its predecessor Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field, where the Roughriders have played continuously since 1936. New Mosaic Stadium will also feature 38 corporate suites and a translucent roof that covers parts of the seating area.
While the Roughriders are going to finish out the 2016 season at the current Mosaic Stadium, progress on the New Mosaic Stadium is moving along. At an event earlier this week, City of Regina officials and PCL Construction declared that New Mosaic Stadium is mostly complete. Some work remain including, among other projects, the installation of food beverage areas and locker rooms for the Roughriders, but the bulk of the facility is in place.
“We dared to dream about creating one of the most elite facilities of its kind in the country, something we can all be very proud of,” said Regina mayor Michael Fougere in a press statement. “We have achieved a great milestone and I am proud of everyone involved in the entire project, especially our numerous City employees and PCL.”
“PCL has brought more than 800 tradespeople, contractors, consultants, engineers and administrators together to achieve a common goal,” said PCL district manager Sean Hamelin in the same statement. “It’s with great pride that we deliver our substantially complete, multi-purpose facility to the City of Regina.”
Via The Globe and Mail, the Canadian Press recently released a video outlining some of the facts and figures behind the project:
At this point, New Mosaic Stadium is on track for its scheduled debut on October 1. That day it will host a Canadian Interuniversity Sport contest between the Regina Rams and the Saskatchewan Huskies.
Image courtesy of New Mosaic Stadium.