Mayor Michael Fougere received the key to Mosaic Stadium today to celebrate its substantial completion.
The $278-million facility will now be tested with three different events before the Saskatchewan Roughriders move in permanently.
The stadium is still in need of some finishing touches for things like furniture, broadcast cabling, food and beverage concessions, and the Roughriders’ dressing room.
The ground-breaking for the new Mosaic Stadium took place in June 20014 and just over two years later, more than 38-thousand cubic metres of concrete has been poured and about 33-thousand seats have been installed.
The football stadium sports what team officials are calling state-of-the-art locker rooms and will be the first in the league to have L-E-D lighting.
The Riders will move in next season, but the facility will get an early workout on October 1st when the University of Regina Rams play the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.
Sean Hamelin, District Manager for PCL Construction Management, says there are a few things he’s particularity proud of at the stadium.
“The roof sticks out for me —the line and the shape of the roof, the open south end zone, the terrace at the south end for the fans to stand,” said Hamelin.
The Stadium will be open to the public for a sneak peek event on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.