Regina, Saskatchewan (September 11, 2015) – PCL Construction was proud to host the public in the first ever “Stadium Project Sneak Peek” on Saturday September 5th. Although it was a rainy day, the weather didn’t dampen the spirits of the thousands of people (the majority being Roughriders fans) who wanted a glimpse inside the new Mosaic Stadium project’s fences.
While the main attraction was seeing the below grade sunken bowl, where the field of play will be for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, there was plenty to see and learn about the entire project with spokespersons from PCL and the City on hand to give an explanation of the work underway.
“We know first hand how exciting this project is for the people of Regina, and Roughriders fans everywhere,” said Sean Hamelin, PCL Regina District Manager, “We were pleased to be able to allow those who’ve been coming down and checking out the progress from outside the fence to get a closer look inside. Seeing the excited looks on their faces has provided even more inspiration for our team to keep on driving for the endzone.”
As of August 2015, the PCL team had put in place 73% of the pre-cast seating planks, installed more than 55 steel trusses for the roof, poured 35,900 cubic meters of concrete, and excavated 280,000 cubic meters of material. To accomplish this work, approximately 430 tradespeople were working on the Stadium each day, with a total of 655,000 hours logged. Seating at the 33,000-person capacity facility can be increased to accommodate approximately 40,000 visitors for a diverse range of events.
Enthusiastic fans posted photos which can be found on PCL’s Twitter account. For a look at the construction site, visit ReginaRevitalization.ca and NewMosaicStadium.com and view the progress from the 2 web cameras. The Roughriders will play their first game in the new Mosaic Stadium in June 2017.
About PCL Construction
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and in 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 $8 billion, making PCL the largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.
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