Wednesday morning, the City of Regina and PCL Construction provided an update on the progress of the Regina Revitalization Initiative (RRI) Stadium Project.
Starting in May, construction will begin on the terrace around the stadium.
This space will provide a gathering area during stadium events.
Once complete, the terrace will play a key role in an enhanced stadium and Evraz Place experience, enhancing the sense of community surrounding this important city-owned facility.
The terrace will include 1,300 meters of new sidewalks, 134 trees and 173 shrubs, 28,600 square metres of asphalt surfacing, seating and rest areas, and pedestrian lighting.
Concrete walkways will incorporate features to assist patrons with vision challenges.
Future enhancements may include monuments, recognition pieces and public art.
“This gathering place has the potential to be a game-changer for our community,” said Mayor Michael Fougere. “The terrace concept will enhance the level and kinds of activity that takes place around all kinds of different events.”
“As work moves forward, the new stadium is beginning to take shape for the 2017 opening. To patrons of Evraz Place and area residents, we say thank you for your patience – we are confident the results will be worth it.”
Construction is approximately 77 per cent complete, added Sean Hamelin, District Manager PCL Construction Management Inc.
“Over the next number of weeks, final excavation of the field will start and installation of the Fabritech spectator roof material will begin. We are also going to begin installing seats on the east side.”