With more than 800 construction days behind them, the construction team is celebrating substantial completion of the new Mosaic Stadium. 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 fact that the sunken bowl contains 68 percent of the facility's seats, all with unobstructed views of the field. Another new feature is the general admission lounge located on the west side of the facility that is accessible to all fans. In addition to being the new home of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, this multipurpose stadium has the built-in 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 will take place on October 1, 2016, when the University of Regina Rams square off against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in a Canadian Interuniversity Sport Canada West football game. Much anticipated by Rider fans will be the team’s first home game in the facility in 2017.