2017 Saskatchewan Roughriders Fan Day on Labour Day Classic weekend was easily the greatest Fan Day EVER! Not only did thousands of Rider fans stream through new Mosaic Stadium to get player autographs and enjoy interactive exhibits, the team unveiled statues of franchise legends Ron Lancaster and George Reed. These photos are from poolmaster Larry Schwentke ...
The statues were unveiled at 2:00 pm at the newly-named "Legends Plaza", just northwest of the stadium beside Confederation Park. Lancaster is in his fabled #23 and shown handing off the ball while Reed is running away from defenders in his legendary #34.
George - who retired as the CFL's leading rusher - was on hand for the unveiling, and got choked up when he addressed the crowd of hundreds. Of all his accolades, this might be at the top.
George waits for the unveiling on stage with Rider President Craig Reynolds ..
The "expression-less" look George played with was captured by the artist ..
Lancaster's daughter Lana Mueller was on hand to represent the family as Ronnie passed away in 2008 ...
The statues are a perfect compliment to the 13th Man statue which greets fans at the Northeast corner of the stadium.
And Larry Schwentke himself got the chance to meet and pose with Rider boss Chris Jones. Jones spent at least an hour on the concourse Saturday greeting fans and posing for photos.
Now it's time to go beat the Bombers!