The City of Regina expects to spend about $1 million on Grey Cup festivities — but hopes to get most of that back from the Roughriders organization.
Councillors were set to discuss the proposed tab for the Canadian Football League championship at a committee meeting Wednesday.
The 101st Grey Cup is being held in Regina this November, along with a week of community events tied to the big game.
The city money will be spent on such things as staff overtime, transportation, police crowd control training and equipment.
City officials say the city will absorb about $155,000 in its existing budget.
The remaining $865,000 will have to come out of reserves, although the city wants to negotiate with the Riders to recover at least some of that.
After the executive council deals with the Grey Cup costs, the matter will go to city council.
Earlier this year, the Regina police budget was released, showing that police are planning to spend $186,300 for overtime and other expenses during Grey Cup week.
Part of the police total — $46,700 — is for game-day overtime at Mosaic Stadium that will be paid back by the Saskatchewan Roughriders.