Despite the horrific attack at a stadium in Manchester, Regina police won’t be adding additional security for the concert at new Mosaic Stadium this weekend.
“You know what, we don’t do anything differently,” said Deputy Chief Dean Rae.
“Obviously, it concerns me. It’s a tragic event but we’ve got to realize that that’s not necessarily our experience in Canada.”
Rae described their security plan as sound and safe. He said they’ll have roughly 50 officers in and around the venue, along with security personnel from Evraz Place. Rae said there are bound to be subtle differences with how they lay out their plan at the new stadium. The concert test event is also about testing security too.
“We believe we’re adequately resourced the way it is now … we believe our plan is as safe as can be. If we thought we needed more, absolutely we’d bring in more,” he said.
If there were some kind of potential threat, Rae said Mounties would alert them beforehand.
“Quite frankly we don’t have much concern unless we get notified from the RCMP and we haven’t had that.”
Thousands of people are set to attend “Regina Rocks Mosaic” on Saturday evening. Bryan Adams will headline the show, which also features performers Johnny Reid and Our Lady Peace.