PCL Construction Management Inc.’s work on the new $278.2-million Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan, has recently reached substantial completion. The firm was recognized for this achievement by the City of Regina during a key ceremony that took place in late August. PCL has been working on this project since the official ground breaking in June 2014.
“The stadium project, as part of the larger Regina Revitalization Project, represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create an iconic community gathering place in an urban entertainment district,” said Mayor Michael Fougere. “PCL has been a vital part of this endeavor, and we thank them for their diligence in getting the project completed on time, on budget, and safely.”
At the key ceremony, Sean Hamelin, PCL Regina District Manager, thanked the city and province of Saskatchewan for its vision of “building a multi-purpose sports and entertainment facility that will meet our community needs for many years to come.”
Mosaic Stadium is the first landmark project of the city’s three-phase, $1-billion Regina Revitalization Initiative. It is already being proclaimed one of the most recognizable buildings in Regina, the province and the Canadian Football League.
Mosaic Stadium will be the new home of the Saskatchewan Roughriders but will also have the flexibility to host other various sports and entertainment events throughout all four seasons. Its modern features include a translucent spectator roof and a continuous, wide concourse around the facility. The stadium’s sunken lower bowl will feature 68 per cent of seats, all featuring unobstructed views of the field. The west side of the facility will offer a general admission lounge that is accessible to all fans.
Following substantial completion, the focus is on operations and event testing until Oct. 1, when it hosts its first football game. The University of Regina Rams will square off against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies as part of Canadian Interuniversity Sport for Canada West.