Renovations send Mosaic stadium out in style
Mosaic Stadium is going out in style.
In the north and south ends of the stadium, 6000 theatre-style seats have been added. They will be in place for the pre-season home opener a week from Friday.
Another addition is the now seven video boards that will be in place around the field.
Saskatchewan Roughrider president and CEO Jim Hopson admits it hasn't been easy.
"You know it has been a challenge. The weather hasn't always been the best at times with the wind and the rain, but we worked through it."
But Hopson believes it really will be a whole new experience for everyone involved.
"It is going to, I think, be a neat experience for our fans and players for the next little while."
And Hopson jokes that the video boards, which are currently being tested, aren't exactly small.
"I've got people telling me they can see that video board up on the west grandstand from downtown and even as far as the Ring Road east, so obviously it is going to be a different experience."
The new additions are in preparation for Regina hosting the Grey Cup in 2013. It means seating will be at 34,000 and it comes at a cost of $14 million.
It is likely the last time Mosaic Stadium will go under any kind of facelift as the City of Regina is looking to replace it with a new facility within Evraz Place.
Edited by CJME's Karen Brownlee.