Taylor Field is no more.
After a lengthy delay Friday afternoon, the west side grandstand at the long-time home of the Saskatchewan Roughriders came down with many on hand to see it.
One of those was long time Riders fan Rick Gallinger.
He was standing near the practice field when the structure toppled over inside the facility and says while there was a delay, it was well worth the wait.
“It really was, the coolest part of watching it come down was actually the feeling when it came down, it really was like and earthquake, and that I wasn’t expecting,” Gallinger told 620 CKRM.
Elaine Kivisto was also there to see the end of an era.
“Absolutely, we went to almost all the football games, our son later coached Usher High School so we went to those. The losses didn’t really matter it was just a good place to be with all your friends, and I thoroughly enjoyed it all those years, Kivisto said.
Hundreds of people were on hand outside the stadium to see the structure come down.
The deconstruction is expected to be complete by mid-December.
Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field was the home of the Riders from 1936 to 2016.
(Files from Mitchell Blair)