There is a little more buzz than usual for the first Riders pre-season game of the year.
While fans are excited to get their first look at the 2017 edition, they are more excited to get into the team’s new home as the first ever game at the new Mosaic Stadium goes Saturday night with the opposition being the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
It will be a chance for Head Coach and General Manager Chris Jones to evaluate the talent he has assembled and put through the paces over the last two weeks in Saskatoon.
Brandon Bridge will start at quarterback followed by Bryan Bennett. Starting quarterback Kevin Glenn is expected to see very little if any game action.
620 CKRM’s game-day presentation starts at 4 o’clock with Michael Ball followed by Rod Pedersen and Luc Mullinder with the play-by-play at 7.
Following the game, the team will bus back to Saskatoon as they continue training camp with their last pre-season game going in Vancouver next Friday against the Lions.
The Riders start the 2017 CFL season in Montreal on June 22 with the home opener on Canada Day against Winnipeg