The final phase of the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Grey Cup Legacy Project is set to begin this month.
Crews are nearly ready to begin prep work at the old Mosaic Stadium where both the north and south end zones will be decommissioned.
In 2012 the Legacy Project was announced while the Riders were preparing to host the 101st Grey Cup in November 2013.
With the major upgrades neede to host the game the club invested 15-million dollars into the expansion project, the province also loaned 6.2 million to help.
“We are excited to see the Grey Cup Legacy Project begin the final phase of decommissioning at Historic Mosaic Stadium,” stated Kent Paul, Roughriders Chief Financial Officer. in a news release. “It is a unique opportunity to have seven Saskatchewan communities receive usable seats from the old stadium to assist with their facilities and allow the legacy of the 101st Grey Cup to live on.”
The temporary upgrades freed up space for the two end zones to be used for other sorting and arts events, providing a legacy component to the 101st Grey Cup.
The City of Regina will announce an overall stadium decommissioning plan later this summer.
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