EDMONTON, Alberta (May 22, 2014) – PCL Construction is pleased to announce legal and financial close on the Mosaic Stadium project agreement with the City of Regina, signaling the start of construction for this $278 million stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Stadium construction will begin in June 2014, with substantial completion scheduled for August 2016. The Riders will play their first game in their new home in June 2017.
Sean Hamelin, district manager, PCL Construction Management Inc., said, “This project has captured the imagination of our team, and we are delighted to share the design with the community and make this project a reality. The opportunity to build this stadium as part of the Regina Revitalization Initiative and to create this community asset and home of the Saskatchewan Roughriders in our own back yard is incredible.”
PCL Construction is a world class builder of sports and entertainment facilities, having completed such high profile projects as BC Place in Vancouver, Air Canada Centre and BMO Field in Toronto, STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, and MTS Centre in Winnipeg.
Michael Fougere, The City of Regina mayor, said, “This is a very exciting time for our community and marks a significant milestone for the Regina Revitalization Initiative. We are absolutely thrilled with the design of our new stadium. It’s an iconic gathering place for our community and is just the start of a revitalization effort that will influence and shape our city for generations to come.”
The new facility will be named Mosaic Stadium and will have a standard seating capacity of 33,000, expandable to 40,000. The design details were unveiled this morning at a press conference hosted by The City of Regina, Province of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club, and Evraz Place.
The stadium design includes a translucent spectator roof and an open south end zone, connecting the stadium to the community and creating a feeling of spaciousness, while providing an improved spectator experience.
The stadium also has the built-in flexibility to host different events at various scales and capacities throughout the year. Design features resulting in an enhanced spectator experience include 68 percent of seats located in a sunken lower bowl, unobstructed views of the field from each seat, and other amenities, including an increased number of concessions and washrooms. A unique stadium feature will be a general admission lounge, located on the west side of the facility and accessible to all fans.
Mark A. Williams, principle of HKS Sports & Entertainment Group, said, “We’ve designed the stadium to celebrate, reflect, and enhance the infinite horizons of the city and enhance the heritage and natural landscapes of the entire province and essence of its incredible football team.”
Roger Brandvold, board chair of the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club, said, “Today’s announcement of the design and construction of our new home is one of the biggest achievements in the history of our great franchise. It’s a great day for our football club, but it’s an even bigger day for our fans. This will be more than a place where we’ll simply play our games and will truly be the modern gathering place that the city, province and all of Rider Nation deserve.”
For additional information on and images of this iconic facility, please visit the Regina Revitalization Initiative website, or review the Mosaic Stadium design statement.
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