Riders working on return-to-play proposal

Provincial health officials are about to get a look at the first draft of the Riders return to play proposal.

The information comes in a letter written by Riders president and CEO Craig Reynolds to season ticket holders.

Reynolds, who appeared on 620 CKRM’s Sportscage Wednesday afternoon, says he can’t share specific details of the proposal at this time, but the club is very focused on playing football in 2021 and having as many people as possible inside Mosaic Stadium to witness it.

“We have developed a bit of a playbook as to how to get fans back inside Mosaic Stadium.” Reynolds said. “We hope to open some dialogue with health authorities and get their feedback so we can adjust it if necessary.  We have reached out to a ton of different franchises who have welcomed fans back to ask what worked and what didn’t work from their perspective.  We also consulted with the league themselves as to how to do a number of things like practices.”

Reynolds also used the letter to touch upon the surprise news that the CFL and XFL are having discussions to explore opportunities for the two leagues to collaborate. Again, Reynolds would not say much, but he did say these discussions will not affect the upcoming season which at this time is still slated to start in June.

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