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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

REGINA TO HOST VALENCIA FC VS NY COSMOS

Evraz Place CEO Mark Allan, On Ice Sports' John Graham, MLA Ken Cheveldayoff, Mayor Michael Fougare
REGINA, SK – On Ice Management Group Inc. is bringing Regina’s first-ever international soccer friendly to new Mosaic Stadium on Saturday, July 22, 2017, when the New York Cosmos will host Valencia CF.  

“It is great to bring this international event to Regina,” said John Graham, President of On Ice, who has been staging NHL exhibition games in Saskatchewan over the past 10 years. “When our partner Mark Taylor of PSC Limited reached out to us regarding the opportunity to stage an international match, our first calls were to the Government of Saskatchewan and the City of Regina because we knew the new world-class stadium would be the perfect location for this exciting event.”

City of Regina Mayor Michael Fougere and Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport Hon. Ken Cheveldayoff were on hand at Tuesday’s announcement and look forward to seeing international soccer come to the province.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have this event coming to Regina,” said Mayor Fougere. “This is further confirmation that our iconic new stadium is a world-class venue. This is just one example of the myriad of ways this multi-purpose facility will be put to good use in the decades to come.”

“On behalf of the Government of Saskatchewan, I would like to congratulate John Graham and On Ice Management Inc. on their work to bring an event of this magnitude to the City of Regina and to our province,” said Minister Cheveldayoff. “When the plans for the new stadium were being developed, we wanted a facility that was world-class and multi-sport; new Mosaic Stadium offers that, as this match between Valencia CF and the New York Cosmos proves. I am looking forward to a successful event, and the opportunity to showcase this beautiful, new facility.”

Regina has a growing community of soccer fans, and the popularity of the sport continues to rise. Both international teams are looking forward to visiting the Queen City and entertaining fans in the new stadium.

"It's a great privilege to play in the first soccer match in beautiful new Mosaic Stadium,” said Erik Stover, NY Cosmos COO. “It's a world-class venue and we're looking forward to the challenge of playing a world-class club like Valencia CF.”

Valencia CF Marketing Director Damià Vidagany shares the enthusiasm about the upcoming event.

“All at Valencia CF are eagerly looking forward to our game against the New York Cosmos on Saturday, July 22,” Vidagany said. “This will be the club’s first visit to Canada, and we take great pride in being invited to play in the first major football game at the new Mosaic Stadium.”

Tickets go on sale on Friday, May 12 at 10 a.m. through ticketmaster.ca and the Brandt Centre Box Office (306-781-9300). Prices range from $22 to $66 plus applicable fees. Evraz Place Backstage Club members will have a pre-sale opportunity starting Wednesday, May 10 at 10 a.m. Sign up for the Evraz Place Backstage Club at evrazplace.com to get access to the pre-sale code.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Presale?

Really?

Anonymous said...

Hey Rod why is there no game time posted? Likely because they know there is a Rider game that night and want to trick people into buying tickets then will move game time to run up against it.

NSDR

Anonymous said...

yaaaaawwwwn!

Anonymous said...

I see the Peanut Gallery is back.

Anonymous said...

I agree.....yaaaawwwwnnnn!

Anonymous said...

New stadium field not soccer friendly? "Tailored and stiched only" for the Roughriders use.

Anonymous said...

NO GAME TIME BECAUSE THERE MIGHT NOT BE A GAME, I'd be very surprised if this succeeded. Soccer is not very popular .

Anonymous said...

"Soccer is not very popular."

Probably the dumbest thing I've read on here.

Bradford Kruger said...

Lots of negative nellies around here today. I believe I read that TSN wasn't too happy about the field having permanent soccer lines on it. Soccer may not be everyone's favourite sport, but there is a strong base for it in Regina going back a number of years. I won't be going, but if this is a truly multi-purpose facility, it doesn't mean that I will want to attend every event.

Anonymous said...

Regina's first ever international soccer friendly?

June 6, 1921 the touring Scottish Professional team played an exhibition soccer game against a Regina all star team at the newly renovated Park Hughes.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the new world. Soccer as you call it and basketball are the 2 biggest sports in the world.

Anonymous said...

Redneck alert.

Anonymous said...

That's 2 stubble jumpers.

Anonymous said...

In the boonies.

Anonymous said...

How much longer until they announce one of those outdoor hockey games.
Pats vs MJ

Anonymous said...

any time they can get people to the new stadium is a good thing.

Anonymous said...

There was talk of a hockey game in the new Mecca during the Memorial Cup next year.
I'm fairly sure I heard that right.
Steve in YQR

GO PATS GO

This Guy said...

Cost is too high for a junior game. Unless someone is willing to take a loss on it, it won't happen.

Anonymous said...

Ha..... Finally Regina is trying to keep up to Saskatoon where we pack our Arena every home game with 15,000 fans to watch the great game of Lacrosse. It won't work Regina you will make that new stadium look small with the possible 4000 fans there if your lucky.

Anonymous said...

Great, bring on the diving and stretchers!!

Unknown said...

I joined the evraz backstage members but no pre-sale code haha.

Anonymous said...

I would rather watch a paint drying competition than a soccer game.great to play but boring to watch.

Anonymous said...

We pack Taylor Field with over 30,000 and the only reason you guys sell out the Rush games is cause you inherited a championship team. When they start losing the fans will stop going. Look at the Blades you had great attendance for the mem cup year but other than that it's embarrassing how bad the crowds are