The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today the details of the 2016 Coors Light Training Camp Event Series in Saskatoon. The new-look Riders, led by General Manager and Head Coach, Chris Jones, will open training camp at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon beginning May 29th.
The Riders have teamed up with local community partners to host a series of events across the city that will bring the team and fans of all ages together with an assortment of music, entertainment, activities, and of course, football.
“This is a special year for Rider Nation and we wanted to do something above and beyond for our fans here in Saskatoon” said Gregg Sauter, Riders Vice President of Business Development and Marketing. “This is our final year in the current Mosaic Stadium, the place we have called home for many decades. We also have an energized new coaching staff led by Chris Jones and an incredibly talented group of players who are competing for spots on the team. We’d like to give them a warm Saskatchewan welcome and we want to create some special events for our great fan base here in Saskatoon and northern Saskatchewan. “
Three events will take place in Saskatoon from May 27 to June 12:
MAY 27, THE OFFICIAL ROUGHRIDER KICKOFF PARTY
O’Brian’s Event Centre, Featuring One Bad Son
Coors Light and Cruz FM will present the Official Roughrider Kickoff Party on Friday, May 27th at 8:00pm. The evening will include a night of incredible live music and entertainment with featured guests One Bad Son, and also some special appearances by Rider players. Join us for the best party in town as we kick off the season and three weeks of training camp in Saskatoon.
Ticket availability will be limited so purchase your $20 tickets today: http://bit.ly/23adgzR
JUNE 4, GREEN AND WHITE SCRIMMAGE AND FAN DAY 2-9pm
Saskatoon Minor Football Field (Gordie Howe Bowl)
A day of fan activities, football and evening music at the Saskatoon Minor Football Field and the new Gordie Howe Sports Centre. Get up close with the 2016 Riders as they take the field for their first live scrimmage. The day begins at 2:00 pm with inflatable fun activities for kids, a visit from Gainer the Gopher and members of the Rider Cheer Team. The team takes the field at approximately 4:00 pm where you will get a first-hand view of the new-look Riders and coaching staff as players compete for a spot on this year’s roster. The team scrimmage will be followed by player appearances and a cabaret in the newly constructed Gordie Howe Sports Centre. Check out www.riderville.com for the latest news and schedule.
JUNE 12, ROUGHRIDER STREET FESTIVAL AND CO-OP TAILGATE BARBEQUE 12-4PM
21st Street, Saskatoon
Downtown Saskatoon will come alive on June 12th as the Riders present the Coors Light Training Camp Street Festival and Saskatoon Co-op Tailgate BBQ.
Game Day comes to 21st street with:
- The best burgers in town from the Saskatoon Co-op with a portion of proceeds supporting the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan
- A Rider Kids Zone featuring interactive inflatables
- Activity drills where kids of all ages can train with the pros
- Rider Cheer Team Appearances
- A visit from the one and only Gainer the Gopher
- Player and Coach appearances
- Tattoo stations and more
More details coming soon at www.Riderville.com