Saskatchewan

4 new things about Mosaic Stadium

Fans attending the first home game of the Saskatchewan Roughriders will notice some changes at Mosaic Stadium in Regina.
A new video scoreboard and a secondary video screen have been installed at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. (CBC)

Fans attending the first home game of the Saskatchewan Roughriders will notice some changes at Mosaic Stadium in Regina.

The Riders have enjoyed a string of sell-out crowds and hope to continue that with even more seats, following a $14 million renovation that is underway, and will be fully complete in 2013 when the club hosts the Grey Cup championship game.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders play their first 2012 home game Friday, in a pre-season match against the Calgary Stampeders.

Here are four things fans will notice at Friday's game:

  • Capacity is now 32,898. (About 4,500 seats have been added in the south end zone and about 2,500 seats have been added in the north end zone.)
  • A new end zone screen is more than double the size of the previous board, measuring about 157 square metres. There is also a large secondary video screen near the board, in the shape of the province.
  • A third screen will hang from the west side stands. It measures 101 square metres. (In total, the three  large video screens use 2,424,576 individual LED lights.)
  • Four new video displays around the stadium feature content in a streaming banner or ribbon format.

(Source: The Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club)