Regina’s Mayor is thankful staff acted quickly to save fans from potential danger at Mosaic Stadium this weekend.
Over 800 people were cleared out of their seats during Saturday night’s Rider game against the Edmonton Eskimos due to overhanging snow.
Michael Fougere said public safety is their number one priority.
“They made sure the fans were safe, and this is an extraordinary circumstance that would not have been anticipated, but staff acted quickly and removed those people. There has been refunds for those seats of course but safety is first and we’ll make sure this doesn’t happen again,” Fougere said.
Fougere says the stadium is designed to withstand snow buildups and believes this is an isolated incident.
The President and CEO of Evraz Place isn’t concerned about the snow buildup at Mosaic Place.
Mark Allan was part of the development process and is confident in the safety of all patrons going forward.
“So I sat in on sessions where the various engineers brought in the modelling that showed how the new roof would work, and the goal of the roof was two fold primarily, one cover 50 percent of the seats and two reduce the wind at field level,” Allan said.
(Files from David Boles)