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Roughriders Unveil New Home
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Riderville.com Staff

REGINA -- Today, the Saskatchewan Roughriders joined the City of Regina and the Province of Saskatchewan to unveil, the final design of the future home of the Roughriders, which will carry the name Mosaic Stadium.  The Riders announced today that their current partnership with The Mosaic Company will be renewed in a 20-year stadium naming rights agreement between the two organizations.

Teaming up with Mosaic to secure the first naming rights partnership of Mosaic Stadium in 2006 was a defining time for the Riders, and for the community. 

With the new Mosaic Stadium, and renewed naming partnership, the two organizations will come together in support of the Regina Revitalization Initiative, ushering in a new and exciting era for the Roughriders, the Province, City of Regina and all of Rider Nation.  

The new Mosaic Stadium will be a state of the art 33,000 seat facility that can be expanded to accommodate 40,000 fans for special events such as the Grey Cup Championship Game. 

The stadium will deliver an incredible game day experience with wider individual seats, a sunken bowl to ease spectator access, expansive concourses, concession and hospitality offerings as well as premium options that include 38 suites for corporate partners.  Located three blocks west of the current Mosaic Stadium, this iconic new stadium will stand out as one of the premier facilities of its kind in Canada and will become a centerpiece for the province.     

“We could not be happier with this announcement and the long term extension of what has been a terrific relationship between the Roughriders and Mosaic, said Jim Hopson, President and CEO of the Roughriders Football Club. 

“Beyond our shared love for this game and the league, is a shared commitment to the community.   This relationship has contributed to some great achievements for Riders and this new agreement will set the stage for what we expect will be many years of success, both on and off the field.”   

“Strong partnerships champion successful organizations and help build healthy and vibrant communities,” said Walt Precourt, Mosaic’s Senior Vice President of Potash. “Our sponsorship of Mosaic Stadium, and relationship with the Roughriders, represents the foundation for our continued investments in this province. Together, we’re proud to recognize our community’s rich past and are excited about a new and prosperous future.”

New Mosaic Stadium will host its first Rider game in June of 2017.  

The Riders also announced a new stadium website, www.newmosaicstadium.com where fans can access new stadium design images, videos and factual information.

Fan Comments
als rule
@RR93: my final word on your argument and my discussion concerning your lack of a roof on your new stadium and the A #1 stade molson!! we will agree to disagree!! MERCHANDISE/money were topics we were not addressing!! montreal is quite happy with everything it currently has!! hopefully one day saskatchewan can if their new stadium in regina gets built!!
June 08, 2014 - 10:49am
 
RidersRide93
The community owns the team here in Saskatchewan by the way als rule. The owners are Saskatchewan residents, Saskatchewan Residents make the province what it is. Therefor the owners have the right to ask for help for a new stadium when we think its time. AKA, a community owned franchise.

They never said it was going to be a domed city, I'd know as I live here. Instead, they want it dome ready for the future when the province and the residents work out an economy plan for the roof. The biggest part of the overhang is where the winds comes from in Saskatchewan. West bound winds are rare here.
May 27, 2014 - 2:12pm
RidersRide93
Domed stadium lol
May 27, 2014 - 7:39pm
als rule
@RR93: so your laughing at a word DOMED that you have used!! now that's funny!! I knew/know saskatchewan is a community owned
team so what!! of course you live there where else would you live?!! rare doesn't mean NEVER!! finally your wrong it was presented originally as a DOME STADIUM not the nonsense your trying to get me to believe!!
May 27, 2014 - 10:54pm
RidersRide93
Im laughing cause I said domed city in the first comment, second comment was a correction. I can live anywhere actually, currently am in Alberta but going back to Saskatchewan soon. Once Im done studying who knows where I could be.

The past 2 or 3 years it has been known they aren't going to build a roof right away and many are complaining because "if your gonna make us spend, may as well put a roof on right now or it's gonna cost more." I have been listening to the radio and conferences since talks started and the building is made to be roof ready in the future like Mark Williams of HKS architects INC. said. Bet Montreal didn't have the same architects who designed the Cowboys and Colts stadium and is currently doing the Vikings new stadium, so whatever.

We will enjoy our wide seats with cup holders. More stairways with shorter sections so it's not as hard cutting in front of the whole row. Easy walk around the first bowl with great view, with double the bathrooms and concessions and nine elevators instead of one. Plus 70% of the crowd will be in the sunken bowl like
Mark Williams said. All the teams facilities will be in one building with 33 000 seats expandable to over 40 000 like Mark Williams said. HKS Architects INC. went through weather records of the past 100 years of not just the wind but the sun as well to mitigate them. The open top is to give you a view of the city and the "Land of the living Skies" type view we see here in Saskatchewan. Like apparently Molson Stadium has with the best view in north america looking at grey buildings and some trees on the other side, okay then.

Keep pointing your finger at us while you sit in that stadium over there despite being a dominant team over the past fifteen years, says a lot about your merchandise. We are just fine with what the Larks don't have.
May 28, 2014 - 2:50am
 
als rule
sorry gentlemen it doesn't take an architect or the studying of architecture or weather reporting to see a stadium closed in with openings in both EZs to create a wind funnel!! not whining to have what was originally promised by the government of saskatchewan and the roughriders!! "government can't lay out all the money at once" WHAT?!! LOL LOL LOL
May 26, 2014 - 7:52am
waybir
I guess we are stuck with our state-of-the-art "wind tunnel". Not all provinces are rich enough like Quebec and have the ability to refurbish an old university stadium, expand it to 25,000 seats (no dome) and call it one of the finest stadiums in Canada. Only in Quebec. LOL LOL LOL.
May 26, 2014 - 10:33am
bleedgreen78
How do you call that an opening at both ends? One end is nearly completely encircled, and the other has some protection - not to mention the stadium is sunken in to the ground, which also helps. I think this is one of the most gorgeous stadium designs I've ever seen, I love it. Anyone that whines for a dome (particularly anyone from out of province) needs to give their head a shake. This league's history is wrapped up in great games played in the elements, I hate hearing that people want to take the weather out of football.
May 26, 2014 - 1:32pm
als rule
@W: unbelieveable!! why don't you correct the plan and make a proper stadium that will have no wind problems like winnipeg has with their new stadium?!! why take the chance and SETTLE FOR LESS?!! don't change the subject by saying quebec is rich and refurbished an old university stadium and now calls it one of the finest in canada with 25,000 seats and no dome!! montreal's p. molson stadium is exactly what montreal wanted!! a seat in the north stands gives one a total view of the city of montreal which is un-matched by any stadium in north america!! for big indoor games the montreal BIG O can seat any where from 50,000 to 70,000 fans!! and while your at it montreal still holds the largest attendance ever for a GC game!! okay now that's out of the way I will address my previous point again and hopefully make inroads!! NO repeat NO government money which in fact is our money ever be spent on building stadiums for owners NEVER!!


May 26, 2014 - 2:02pm
 
SSKSchultz
33,000 seats... Cool design, but should be going for BIGGER, not smaller.
May 23, 2014 - 2:14pm
 
als rule
not what I expected for a dome stadium!! nothing BUT a wind tunnel with wasted space!! seattle?!! new england?!! looks more like a USA designed NFL stadium!! wwhere's the roof?!! where's the expansion seating for the GC?!! don't waste the money on this!! START OVER WITH A NEW DESIGN!! SORRY!!
May 23, 2014 - 10:46am
Pat
exactly
May 23, 2014 - 11:43am
Coad14
it is actually a sunken feild, with the alignment being just off the direct north/south alighment, and it is fully surrounded on the northwest side, where the majority of wind comes from. i think it is going be awesome
May 23, 2014 - 6:37pm
waybir
I've been an architect for over 20 years, and not one person in our office can look at one picture and be able to determine it is wind tunnel. How do you do it? And quit whining about a dome. None of the new stadiums in the CFL have one, why should the Riders be different?
May 23, 2014 - 7:36pm
 
gfincati
Stadium looks sharp - state of the art! The province and city are growing, too bad they did not design for minimum 35,000 seats and maximum 48,000 for when the cup is hosted. Retractable roof would also have been great.
May 23, 2014 - 7:23am
 
QuickdrawMcgraw
I think it looks great...What is up with the stands where the score board is...Looks like a standing room area...I was hoping it was going to be called Taylor Field at Mosaic stadium....
May 22, 2014 - 5:24pm
 
geco11
This looks amazing!
May 22, 2014 - 1:30pm
 
Oraclese
@Pat
With the sunken bowl, slightly off north-south alignment, and the overhead covering around the stadium, wind impact on games should be significantly reduced.
May 22, 2014 - 11:57am
als rule
@O: significantly reduced isn't eliminated is it?!!
May 28, 2014 - 10:18am
 
Pat
What's with the open ends? I thought they were going to design a stadium that would limit the impact the breeze???(nonononono)wind had on most of the games. What a waste of opportunity!!!!
May 22, 2014 - 11:48am
Orange & Black
EXACTLY!!! Open ends with a curved roof, must have been designed by a wind-tunnel engineer. Should make for an excellent wind tunnel, just like the new stadium in Winterpeg. Attended a game there last August, and nearly blew out of our seats! The kicking game was a joke!
May 23, 2014 - 1:36am