On Saturday, June 10th, 2017 your Saskatchewan Roughriders will take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for the first pre-season game at the NEW Mosaic Stadium. This will be a busy event at the new stadium, so expect busier roads and lots of foot traffic in the area before and after the game, and exercise plenty of patience while driving. Game time is 7:00 p.m. so allow for plenty of time to arrive and return home and watch for other pedestrians and vehicles. Consider taking the FREE Football Express bus to and from the games. The Regina Police Service has additional officers assigned to manage the high vehicle and pedestrian traffic to enhance safety for all game attendees and residents of the area.
Beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 10th, there will be no vehicle traffic allowed on the 1500, 1600, and 1700 blocks of Elphinstone Street. Access will be limited to Regina Transit buses and local residents only (you may be asked to show that you are a local resident, e.g. home address on identification or correspondence). Fans and motorists will find road closures on:
• 1500 block of Elphinstone Street at Dewdney Avenue;
• Princess Street and 9th Avenue
• Argyle Street and 9th Avenue;
• MacTavish Street and 9th Avenue;
• Elphinstone Street and 9th Avenue;
• Elphinstone Street and 10th Avenue;
• Elphinstone Street and North Railway Street
• Saskatchewan Drive and Elphinstone Street;
Police are asking motorists and pedestrians to follow directions, have patience and be courteous to other users of the road.
Other reminders to help everyone enjoy game days include:
1) Remove all valuables from your vehicle and lock the doors. There will be additional police patrols around the stadium during games to deter theft-from-auto and theft-of-auto, but it’s always better to remove or reduce the opportunity for crime (officers cannot be everywhere at once);
2) Respect the neighbourhood. The New Mosaic Stadium is in a residential neighbourhood and visitors should always ensure they park vehicles legally, refrain from littering and respect the property of others;
3) Consider using FREE public transit (pickup at 4 locations, quick and easy!) or car-pooling to make your travel plans easier. Regina Transit has provided a new Football Express transit route which can be found at regina.ca/football-express;
4) Football fans can be beer drinkers; beer drinkers can be football fans. But football fans who are beer drinkers should not try to be motor vehicle operators, too. (That rule applies to drinkers of all types of alcoholic beverages.) Please don’t drink and drive; our cruisers aren’t comfortable.
5) Make your game plans before you drive; remember to not use your phone while driving. Same goes for pedestrians; walking while texting/talking can be dangerous in crowds and on roads.
Enjoy Game Day in the new stadium and be safe! Go Riders!