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Saturday, June 10, 2017

FINALLY! RIDERS SET TO OPEN NEW STADIUM


WINNIPEG at SASKATCHEWAN (Preseason)
WHEN: 7:00 pm Saturday, June 10, 2017
WHERE: Mosaic Stadium, Regina
BROADCAST: 620 CKRM, 680 CJOB (No TV or Livestream)
PREGAME: 4:00 pm
FORECAST: Clear, 23 degrees Celsius, 30 km/h wind

OVERVIEW: It's finally here! After years of anticipation, the Saskatchewan Roughriders will finally kickoff a game in their new home Saturday night when they host the rival Winnipeg Blue Bombers in CFL preseason action ... For any and all game day info about the finest football facility in the country (like the Riders' innovative Bike Valet Service for fans who pedal to the game) please click here ... There will be no pregame fan festivities in Confederation Park adjacent to the stadium for the preseason game ... The only broadcast of the game is on radio, and 620 CKRM Regina which is also available on the CKRM and Rider apps, and online at www.620ckrm.com.

ENJOY EVERY SECOND: Hundreds of times I drove to dilapidated Taylor Field thinking the best fans in pro football deserve the best stadium, and to not have to drive down a bumpy grid road to get there. Now we have it! Thanks to all who worked so hard to make New Mosaic Stadium happen.

If you haven't got your tickets yet for this historic evening, get yours here.

RIDER NOTES; For the Roughriders, for the most part, it's a matter of "If you're healthy, you're playing". That's good news for Rider fans who will get to see the likes of Duron Carter, Rob Bagg, Naaman Roosevelt, Nic Demski, Mitch Picton, Willie Jefferson, Eddie Steele, Henoc Muamba, Brendon Labatte, Peter Dyakowski, Linden Gaydosh and a host of other familiar names.

However the bad news is the fans won't be able to see Chad Owens, Vince Young, Kienan LaFrance, Ese Mrabure, Josh Bartel, Zavian Bingham and other recognizable names who are injured and unable to participate.

BOMBER NOTES: The Bombers left a large number of their big names at home for this clash and that includes Weston Dressler, Andrew Harris, Taylor Loffler and Sam Hurl. However among those who will play for Winnipeg on Saturday night are Kenny Stafford, Clarence Denmark, Justin Medlock Stanley Bryant, Sukh Chung and this year's #1 pick in the CFL Draft, DT Faith Ekakatie.

Blue Bombers Head Coach Mike O'Shea has yet to name his starting quarterback for Saturday's game, and veteran Matt Nichols is on the depth chart along with Dominique Davis, Dan LeFevour and Austin Apodaca.

TILL WE MEET AGAIN: O'Shea told Winnipeg reporters that this preseason game is "good timing" since the Blue Bombers will be back here on Canada Day, July 1 for the Roughriders home opener in New Mosaic Stadium. He said Saturday's game will give the Bombers the opportunity to get a feel for the stadium, the challenges of the wind and crowd noise.

SNAPCHAT: For a behind-the-scenes look at game day including field level views and the broadcast booth, follow my Snapchap Story at: Pedersenmedia.

RP
@rodpedersen
(To sponsor Rider game previews, email pedersenmedia@outlook.com)

9 comments:

Jason G said...

I see gonna be beauty of night in Regina, I cannot wait for 4pm listening from Calgary. 3 weeks tonight will be at home opener. Looks like both teams will get to find out how wind will affect in new stadium with 3o km wind. Hope players all have good game especially newbies crucial to show what you can do.

Anonymous said...

Every time I am in the city and see the awesomeness of that stadium I can't help but get excited for the season. It doesn't guarantee us anything other than a fresh start but change is good and it's going to be a whole lot of fun. Goodbye old stadium, wish I could say I'll miss you but I won't. Enjoy the season Rider fans!

Anonymous said...

The stadium looks great.

Anonymous said...

No Dressler!! That Sucks!

Anonymous said...

rip Adam West

Anonymous said...

One thing I will miss about the old Taylor Field is sitting high up on the west side on a warm night in June before the game starts and admiring the beautiful view of the city. The new stadium is great to be sure, but it is much more like being inside a nice hockey arena than in an outdoor stadium on the prairies.

Anonymous said...

It sure does

Anonymous said...

Any sign of Chad Moats protesting outside the new stadium?

Anonymous said...

hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha Chad Moats reference