REGINA – The City of Regina confirmed Wednesday that its new multi-purpose stadium is substantially complete.
At a joint news conference, Mayor Michael Fougere praised PCL Construction for having reached the project milestone – the first phase of the Regina Revitalization Initiative.
“We dared to dream about creating one of the most elite facilities of its kind in the country, something we can all be very proud of,” said the Mayor. “We have achieved a great milestone and I am proud of everyone involved in the entire project, especially our numerous City employees and PCL.”
Mayor Fougere said it’s now time to turn attention to testing the operation and event plans prior to the official opening in the summer of 2017.
“This is a very exciting time for our community,” the Mayor said.
His comments were echoed by PCL Construction Management Inc.’s District Manager. “PCL has brought more than 800 tradespeople, contractors, consultants, engineers and administrators together to achieve a common goal,” said Sean Hamelin. “It’s with great pride that we deliver our substantially complete, multi-purpose facility to the City of Regina.”
Although a significant amount of work is still required, substantial completion means that the facility can now start to be tested for its intended use. Outstanding work includes:
• Furniture, fixtures and equipment;
• Site preparation and construction of the Commons (exterior ground-level plaza)
• Food and beverage concession and kitchen areas;
• Broadcast cabling and communications;
• Locker room and administrative areas for the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club;
• Exterior ramp cladding in the northeast and northwest sections of the stadium.
There are two upcoming opportunities for the public to see the substantially complete stadium.
Saturday, September 3, 2016 – Sneak Peek 2.0
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
‘Sneak Peek 2.0’ will include an opportunity for the public to access both the east and northeast concourse of the stadium, take special photos and learn more about the multi-purpose facility.
Admission to ‘Sneak Peek 2.0’ is free, however non-perishable food items and cash donations to benefit the Regina Food Bank are encouraged.
In addition to photo opportunities along the concourse, video stations and a thank-you banner for the project contractor PCL and their employees will be available to be signed.
Saturday, October 1, 2016 – Test Game
University of Regina Rams vs University of Saskatchewan Huskies
Gates open at 12 p.m. Kickoff 2 p.m.
The first of three stadium tests takes place on Saturday, October 1 when the University of Regina Rams host the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in a Canadian Interuniversity Sport Canada West football game. The game will test the construction of the building including washrooms, public address systems and elevators. Operational plans that will support the stadium, including access and egress, transportation, parking and security, will also be tested.
Tickets are available at the Saskatchewan Roughrider box office, University of Regina Rams office and Riderville.com