Mosaic Stadium turns into “Hotel California” Thursday night as the legendary rock band “The Eagles” visit Regina to officially open the 100th Mastercard Memorial Cup with the hockey beginning Friday night.
Like it is for Rider games, Elphinstone Street between Dewdney and Saskatchewan Drive will be closed starting at 3 o’clock and transit will be available to take you to and from the concert for free from 5-8 at various pickup points around the city with service starting again at 10. There is no parking on Evraz Place grounds unless you have purchased a parking pass. A bike valet service will be available.
A tailgate party starts at 4 at Confederation Park with a special tribute to the Humboldt Broncos being performed by Jack Semple and the Regina Symphony Orchestra with families of those who were killed or injured on hand to witness it as they are being brought in courtesy the Brandt Group of Companies which is led by Shaun Semple who is the driving force behind the Memorial Cup committee and a part-owner in the Regina Pats.
Canadian country music stars Jess Moskaluke and Chad Brownlee will take the stage at 7 with the four teams in attendance at the tournament also making an appearance.
Once the concert is over, there will be a fireworks display.
Concert-goers are reminded that like it is for Rider games, there is no in-out policy.
As for the weather, it will be a cool night and it could be a wet night as rain is in the forecast with the low getting down to six degrees so take a jacket or sweater with you.
The hockey itself begins Friday night at 8 with the host Pats taking on Hamilton.