With more than 800 construction days behind them, the construction team celebrated substantial completion of the new Mosaic Stadium on August 31, 2016. The $278.2 million facility, with its spectator roof and continuous, wide concourse around the structure, is being heralded as one of the most recognizable buildings in Regina, the province of Saskatchewan, and the Canadian Football League. The spectator experience has been enhanced by the sunken bowl which contains 68 percent of the facility's seats, all with unobstructed views of the field. Another new feature is the general admission lounge -accessible to all fans -located on the west side of the facility. In addition to being the new home of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, this multipurpose stadium has the flexibility to host many different sports and entertainment events at various scales and capacities throughout all four seasons. The stadium is the first landmark project of the City of Regina’s three-phase, $1 billion Regina Revitalization Initiative.
The public got a chance to see the progress of the stadium at the second “Sneak Peak” on September 3, 2016, which was held in conjunction with Rider Fan Day. The first football game took place on October 1, 2016, when the University of Regina Rams squared off against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in a Canadian Interuniversity Sport Canada West football game.
Eager to experience the new stadium, Rider fans watched their team play the first regular season home game in front of a sold out crowd on July 1, 2017—Canada’s 150th birthday.