There are mixed reviews to the City of Regina's decision not to build a new football stadium downtown, but rather put it a kilometre away at Evraz Place.

City officials announced on Friday that it would not be feasible to build a domed stadium just north of downtown, as originally planned, as a new home for the Saskatchewan Roughriders football team.

Instead, officials are backing a new proposal to build an open-air facility at Evraz Place, approximately one kilometre west of downtown.

The CBC's Dean Gutheil asked an urban planning expert, a downtown business owner and some Roughriders fans what they thought of the new plan.

Click on the video player above to watch his report.

Team president happy with plan

Meanwhile, Roughriders president Jim Hopson said on Monday that he is happy to see a plan is going forward.

"To continue the debate for several more years is only going to drive the cost higher, and opportunities may be lost in terms of land and everything else," he said.

"So if we're not going to do it now, I have to say, when would we do it?"

Hopson said an open-air field is fine with him, although he added that it would've been nice to have a stadium with a retractable dome if money was not an issue.

He added that the team will pay for leaseholder improvements, such as a new locker room and training facility.