Evraz Place CEO expecting a huge 2020 after a big 2019

The man who runs Evraz Place says 2019 was a fantastic year for “the campus” as he calls it, with more great things coming this year.

The year was highlighted by two Garth Brooks concerts and the NHL’s Heritage Classic which CEO Tim Reid says was something to be very proud of and something that couldn’t have been pulled off if it weren’t for the amazing staff that he has working for him that ensures whether it be big or small that events at Evraz Place whether it be at the Co-Operators Centre, the Brandt Centre or the International Trade Centre go as smoothly as possible.

When he looks back at the year that was, Reid says the two that obviously come to mind are the concerts by Brooks and the hockey game between the Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames that once again showcased Mosaic Stadium.

“The Garth Brooks concert generated 18 million dollars for our city and created an awareness around our city and our assets and facilities that we will never see again on a global stage.” Reid said during a recent interview. “When I look at the hockey game, it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I see the way Mosaic Stadium was shown to people not only in Canada, but around the world and how it looked.  I am still getting plaudits from people who saw the game whether it be in person or on TV about how good the stadium looked and how good the weekend was.  They are events where the residuals will be felt for years.

The big event in 2020 will be the Grey Cup which Reid selfishly admits will be a lot better if the Saskatchewan Roughriders can be in the game.  He is looking forward to seeing how that week goes and how the year goes as he says there will be a new strategic plan that will be unveiled.  One that he says will enhance the definition of what the campus is and one where you can start talking about the area as “a district”.




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