“Two memorable nights for two different reasons” Regina showing it’s more than capable after two successful Garth Brooks shows this past weekend

Garth Brooks at Mosaic Stadium Friday night, the first of two shows in the queen city.

Despite a close to three hour weather delay on Friday, Garth Brooks put on two amazing shows at Mosaic Stadium over the weekend.

While attendance numbers won’t be released until later Monday afternoon, we do know records have been set on what was arguably the two biggest events to be hosted at new Mosaic so far.

Regina Exhibition Association President and CEO Tim Reid said because of the amazing staff and Brooks himself, there was never a doubt Friday’s show would not happen.

“I’m sure glad it did go, because for those in attendance, as great as Saturday was and as perfect of night as it was for an outdoor concert, Friday will be one of those nights for those that lived it that won’t soon be forgotten,” Reid said. “In fact I’m sure it will last for a long time in peoples memories,” he added.

Reid said he is extremely proud of his team and the effort they put in this past weekend to make it something that was truly special.

REAL is projecting that after both shows around 79,000 fans came through the gates.

That combined with another successful concert with a marquee name, will again do wonders for the city and Mosaic Stadium.

“When you have essentially two sold out shows, you deal with an incredibly complicated weather event and you deliver with the success that we did, I think everybody in the entertainment industry takes notice,” said Reid. “Most importantly when I see the staff coming into the office today (Monday) and I seen them working hard through the weekend they’re confident and they know there’s nothing we can’t do,” Reid said.

While still a few weeks away, the economic impact for Regina and the surrounding area is expected to be in the hundreds of millions.

Reid said they also had a fairly wide ticket demographic, with sales coming from across Saskatchewan as well as Alberta, Manitoba and the United States.



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