Saturday’s Riders game versus Toronto was played in temperatures well above 30 degrees making it not only uncomfortable for players on the field as the temperature on the turf was in the mid 40’s, but in the stands as well.
Many went to social media to voice disgust over the fact there was a lack of water fountains available at Mosaic Stadium, while over 20 people had to be treated by EMS for heat-related problems.
On Tuesday afternoon, the following statement was issued by the City of Regina, Evraz Place and the Saskatchewan Roughriders football club:
At the Saskatchewan Roughriders game on Saturday, spectators were dealing with temperatures that reached 35 degrees at kick-off.
In this, our inaugural season, we continue to review game-day experiences in new Mosaic Stadium. As operators of Mosaic Stadium, Evraz Place, along with the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club, strive to provide a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience for all patrons.
We are aware that there was inconsistency at one gate around what fans were allowed to bring in with them and this is being addressed with on-site security personnel.
Mosaic Stadium has four water fountains around the facility for fan use. Water and other beverages are also readily available for purchase from vendors across the stadium.
As a reminder to those attending events at Mosaic Stadium, patrons are permitted to bring sealed water bottles no larger than 1 litre, as well as empty, refillable containers with the same 1 litre maximum capacity. There is no limit on the number of sealed water bottles or refillable containers allowed.