Regina, Saskatchewan (Aug. 31, 2016) – PCL Construction Management Inc. achieved a significant construction milestone today: substantial completion of the new $278.2 million Mosaic Stadium in Regina.
A ceremonial key ceremony was held today with 200 guests in attendance, as PCL was recognized by the City of Regina for its hard work in bringing this project home after 800 days of construction, since first breaking ground at Evraz Place.
“The stadium project, as part of the larger Regina Revitalization Project, represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create an iconic community gathering place, dynamic housing development and expanded urban entertainment district,” said Mayor Michael Fougere. “PCL has been a vital part of this endeavor, and we thank them for their diligence in getting the project completed on time and on budget.”
Sean Hamelin, PCL Regina district manager, said the talented and dedicated individuals who worked on-site and in support of this project should be extremely proud of what they accomplished in this relatively quick timeframe. “This project started bringing people together, in the pursuit of a dream, more than three years ago. While the physical structure is substantially complete, the building’s real purpose to bring people together is only just now gaining momentum. I want to congratulate our team and our project partners on a job well done.”
As well, being a citizen of Regina, Hamelin thanks the City and the Province of Saskatchewan for their vision of “building a multipurpose facility that will meet our community needs for many years to come.”
The stadium is the first landmark project of the three-phase, $1-billion Regina Revitalization Initiative being undertaken by the City. The stadium is being heralded as one of the most recognizable buildings in Regina, the Province and the Canadian Football League. In addition to being the new home of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, the stadium is a multipurpose facility which means it has the built-in flexibility to host many different events, including sport and culture at various scales and capacities throughout all four seasons. It is a modern improvement over the existing stadium, with its translucent spectator roof and a continuous wide concourse encircling the facility. Enhancing the spectator experience will be the 68% of seats that are located in the sunken lower bowl, with unobstructed views of the field from each seat. Another new feature is the general admission lounge located on the west side of the facility that is accessible to all fans.
Now that substantial completion has been met, the focus is on operations and event testing. The public will get a chance to see stadium progress at the second scheduled “Sneak Peek” on Sept. 3, 2016. The event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., is being held in conjunction with Rider Fan Day. The first football game to be played will be Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, when the University of Regina Rams squares off against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in a Canadian Interuniversity Sport Canada West football game.
For additional project information, including a project timeline and photo gallery, see the Stadium Project website.
About PCL Construction
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean and Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of $9 billion CAD, making PCL the largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.