New Mosaic Stadium 'substantially complete'

The building's almost done and it's time to have a look around. Construction on the new Mosaic Stadium is substantially complete, officials said Wednesday.

Furniture, fixtures and other equipment are still to be installed

New Mosaic Stadium is substantially complete, officials said Wednesday. (Adam Hunter/CBC)

The building's almost done and it's time to have a look around.  

Construction on the new Mosaic Stadium is substantially complete, officials said Wednesday.

A new football stadium in Regina is 'substantially' completed, officials say. 0:43

On Wednesday, the media got a sneak peek of all the progress that's been made on the $278-million facility that will be the new home of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. 

PCL Construction has wrapped up its work, although some of the fine details remain.

Mayor Michael Fougere said the facility, in addition to being the home of the football club, will also play host to concerts, community groups, amateur sports and even wedding receptions.

"This is a community gathering place," Fougere said. "It's not just for the Riders. We're proud the Riders are here. Yes, they are the big tenant here, but other things will happen here. It will be a great meeting place."

Drone footage courtesy of the Regina Revitalization Initiative shows construction on the new Mosaic Stadium is substantially complete. 0:55
New Mosaic Stadium is scheduled to be ready for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2016. (Dominique Brunet Vaudrin/SRC)

Work continues on the ground level plaza, food and beverage areas, as well as furniture, fixtures and other equipment.

Fougere also praised administration officials who oversaw the construction.

"The management team from the staff of the City of Regina have all done a fantastic job," he said. "Making sure this is on time and on budget. And we see a facility here that really is second to none in Canada."

Meanwhile, the City of Regina is holding another opportunity for the public to tour the new Mosaic stadium.

It takes place Saturday, Sept. 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST.

The artificial turf has been installed at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. (Dominique Brunet Vaudrin/SRC)

Admission is free, but there will be opportunities to donate non-perishable food items and cash to the Regina Food Bank.

People will be able to access both the east and northeast concourse of the stadium and take photos.

To accommodate visitors, the part of Elphinstone Street next to the stadium site and a portion of 10th Avenue will be closed to vehicles from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Roughriders start playing in the new stadium next year.