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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

NEW MOSAIC STADIUM UPDATE


PCL's Shawn Hamelin updated reporters on New Mosaic Stadium construction progress Wednesday morning.

Construction is 77% complete with the "substantial completion" scheduled for August of 2016. That means PCL's commitment will be fulfilled at that time.

Final completion is scheduled for 16 months from now and that means the Roughriders offices and locker room facilities, concessions and outer terrace.

RP



View from the northeast concourse ...



View of the eastside grandstand ...


North endzone structure and Roughriders offices ....


The eastside ramps and view of downtown Regina ...


The PCL trailers and old Mosaic Stadium in the background ...


Some stadium facts and figures ...

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

That roofline looks like it will leave a lot of the lower bowl seats uncovered.

Anonymous said...

I have a tough time getting excited over an outdoor stadium in a climate like Saskatchewan has. Is it really an improvement?

Gainer

Anonymous said...

Sorry Gainer, not much wrong with the climate in Regina these days and it will only get warmer in the years ahead, look for palm trees to be planted around the stadium some day. Real football is played outdoors. Just ask the Packers.

geestewie said...

Have you been to Taylor Field lately Gainer? Oh wait, no. You come out at the beginning of the game and then again at the 4th quarter. Oh wait, that's the real Gainer.

This is clearly a vast improvement over the current state of Rider games. The new venue, concessions, elevators and overall atmosphere will be top notch.

Looking forward to it!

Tanner Mochoruk said...

Does roof only cover upper deck...

Anonymous said...

The old Mosaic Stadium was an absolute dump and should have been replaced decades ago.

Anyone who thinks it was acceptable for amateur or pro sports needs to get out a little.

Numerous high school teams have better stadiums then the decrepit old Mosaic. It served it's purpose, now the only thing that should be in it is a large volume of dynamite!

Anonymous said...

I always wondered who the man in the Gainer costume is, but thanks to Cam Broten for taking time out during the campaign to weigh in on Rods blog.

Forrest Trump said...

Gotta love the increase number of toilets and pee stations!

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your ninja turtle field rednecks lol

Anonymous said...

looks like they will play near a poor neighborhood

Anonymous said...

They have addressed the wind issue, and that has always been the biggest problem.

A little rain or snow is never that bad except when accompanied by wind...

Let's talk weather everyone... (RP) here comes the hits...

Backyard

Anonymous said...

Final completion date 16 months from now? That's July 2017 ... cutting it closer than I expected.

Rafal said...

Beautiful stadium but how can this be Dome Ready? Roof line looks shorter than renderings? Am I missing something?

Anonymous said...

average seat width has only increased by 2 inches? Not enough, in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Wawawawawaw, why all the negativity? Drive by this awesome site and picture late 2017 watching a game in it. I think it's a huge boost to Regina and can't wait to see the finished product. I'll have no problem taking a bus or shuttle from the east end if parking is scarce, it'll be worth it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pictures you beautiful man. Any pictures of the beautiful Mrs Sportscage from the tour? Or was Remple hogging the lens like usual?

Donald Gump said...

The best bet with folks with big butts is to but a seat in one of the suites. All you can eat buffet a must!

Christopher Evans said...

Went to the preview center and checked out the seating. 20" is not near wide enough for general admission seating. Not enough room for two adult males to sit side by side, generally speaking... nor once they're suited up for cooler weather! Disappointing... about the only disappointing aspect of the new stadium I can really say.

Anonymous said...

Rod. 16 months until completion. Which puts that it July 2017. Isn't that passed when it was supposed to be ready?


Russ from Saskatoon.

Christopher Evans said...

They're getting into construction speak on a lot of these things, Russ! There will be different benchmarks for substantial completion, operational completion, leasehold improvements (by tenants), and the landscaping aspect. They could likely arrive at 90%-95% complete and be easily operation... with such things as offices not being quite complete or the landscaping around the outside not being 100% as examples. I have heard there are some stiff penalties for being late, but it seems odd with the wonderful winter weather the last two years, relatively speaking, that they aren't a little further ahead?!?!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm from Saskatchewan and I'm never happy. I always feel the need to whine about every little thing, no matter how trivial it is.

Anonymous said...

B-E-A-ufiful.

Can't wait.

Anonymous said...

Time to lose some weight people...

Other than that, snuggle up and share the love... You'll be fine!

Kel

Anonymous said...

If you take a good look at comparison sheet, there's not much difference except for more washrooms and some elevators the general public will never set foot in. That north end zone wall will be a hazard to a full flight athlete, plus the over hang canopy does absoloutly nothing based on its dimensions. That build money would been more wisely invested in a refurbished Taylor Field with a roof.

Anonymous said...

Heavy duty cost over-runs not yet forcast Russ from Saskatoon will delay. Now that O'Day in charge of hotdog and beverage operations, he'll have someting to do on behalf of the Roughriders club instead of twiddling his thumbs.

Anonymous said...

Nothin spectacular to brag about in the world of professional sports. Regina has to live with an already outdated stadium with no futuristic vision 33 years + and beyond.

Anonymous said...

Looks to be one of the nicest stadiums on Canada, maybe North America. Well done Riders

Anonymous said...

From what I hear they got it right. Way to go Riders. It's amazing what happens when great people work together, like the Riders org, great former mayor representing the City of Regina, and a great premier representing this great province.

Awesome!!

Anonymous said...

I wish Rider season would start so there will be something to listen to on the sports shows. These non-news stories are not cutting it.

Anonymous said...

I am disappointed with the lack of club seating. For those that have club seating right now you will be out of luck in the new stadium. The only indoor club seating will go to the green and white lounge. The rest of us will have outdoor club seating with no table service. I sat in the seats at the preview centre. They are very uncomfortable. Might be watching the games from the comfort of my home.

Anonymous said...

to the poster who said enjoy your ninja turtle field rednecks...lol.....he must be from Calgary...cause the only dump left to fix in this league is the place they call Mcmahon Stadium

Anonymous said...

Thank you Premier Wall, former Regina Mayor Pat Fiacco and whoever else made this stadium a reality.

This Guy said...

Try P90x

This Guy said...

They are called NDP supporters

This Guy said...

Taylor field with a roof?!?!?!?

I'll have what this guys drinking

This Guy said...

Wipe your tears with $100 bills