The newest, shiniest attraction in Regina was on display for eight hours Saturday, and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive.
Fans came out in droves to check out the new Mosaic Stadium in its finished form, as part of a sneak peek event hosted by the City of Regina.
Ward McKinnon had high praise for the facility saying “it’s just outstanding, beautiful.”
Echoing that statement was Ken Fensom.
“I just think it’s just awesome, it’s just unbelievable, we’ve been waiting for something like this for I don’t know how many years.”
Fensom added he was impressed with how big the jumbotron is in new facility.
Maureen Williams, another fan, thinks the new stadium is beautiful, adding she was impressed by a number of the stadium’s features.
“We like the concessions where they are, it seems like every seat can see pretty well.”
Other people who spoke with News Talk Radio said the roof is impressive, the facility is spacious, and it should be a great place for fans to watch and players to play.
“The seating’s close to the field, much closer to the field than I expected,” explained Dennis Williams, who also spoke with News Talk Radio.
On Wednesday, the media was given a tour of the new stadium with the city saying it is now substantially complete. There are a few minor details left to go, like the completion of the jumbotron.
A test game is taking place on Oct. 1 between the University of Regina Rams and University of Saskatchewan Huskies.
The Riders will play their first game at the new Mosaic Stadium in 2017.