In May, 2014 the partners in the Regina stadium project released the stadium design and details as well as the naming rights for the 33,000 seat open-air, roof-ready stadium. The city announced the preferred builder for the stadium project in March 2014. The stadium is scheduled to be complete in 2016 and host its first football game in 2017.
The province, City of Regina and the Roughriders commissioned a number of feasibility studies regarding building a replacement stadium in Regina. Options for a domed and retractable roof stadium were proposed with costs ranging up to $431 million. The last study concluded that such a stadium could attract enough events to break even on an operational basis each year. The provincial government was expected to announce whether a new stadium project would go ahead by June, 2010 but waited on a response from the federal government. The city and province ultimately gave up on federal funding March 1, 2011 after no indication of a forthcoming contribution was made. The city unveiled a plan B on April 19th, 2011 to redevelop the former rail yards and Mosaic Stadium site.
By spring 2012, the plan had changed, with an open air stadium proposed near the location of the existing stadium. The stadium cost of $280 million is to be totally funded by the city, province and Roughriders. The city, province and team have entered into an agreement on the funding and the project has passed all votes at city council to go forward and be complete by the 2017 season.
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The ’Riders announced an upgrade to Mosaic Stadium for the 2012 season to prepare for the temporary seating expansion for the 2013 Grey Cup. Additional corporate boxes, seats and facilities will be left as a legacy until the new stadium is built after which they will be distributed throughout the province. The stadium was temporarily upgraded to 44,910 seats for the Grey Cup, with the seating in place for the last half of the 2013 season for the team to use for its final regular season games.
Article July 2012: One Good Stadium Story Deserves Another
Article June 2012: Stadium Training Camp
Link May 2012: Open Air Stadium Proposed by Regina
Link May 2012: Regina Releases Funding Details
Link April 2012: Regina Stadium Plan Still Being Decided
Link Feb 2012: ’Riders Announce Mosaic Upgrade
Link Dec 2011: Regina Approves Stadium Funding Plan
Link May 2011: Regina’s Revitalization Project to Council Vote Monday
Link Apr 2011: Regina Unveils Stadium Plan B
Link Feb 2011: Regina Stadium Clock Ticking
Link Feb 2011: Re-positioning Regina’s Stadium Bid
Article Nov 2010: Cross Canada Stadium Round Up
Link Mar 2010: Second Stadium Proposal for Regina
Link Mar 2010: Saskatchewan Stadium Could be Built
Link Jul 2009: Other Side to Regina Dome
Link Jul 2009: Regina Dome Stadium Best Option
Link Dec 2008: Dome on Regina’s Wish List
Link Nov 2008: Regina Looks at Stadium Possibilities
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