Saturday, October 27, 2018 marks the final regular home game for the Riders’ 2018 season. At 5:00 p.m., the Saskatchewan Roughriders will face the visiting B.C. Lions at Mosaic Stadium. If the Riders secure a win or a tie on Saturday, then a home playoff game will be coming to Riderville.
In the hours leading up to and following the game, the Regina Police Service would like to remind everyone to be aware of increased traffic in the area. Allow extra time for travel and parking, and watch for pedestrians and trains. If finding parking in heavy traffic causes you stress, consider taking the free Mosaic Stadium Shuttle bus. The Regina Police Service will have additional officers assigned to manage the high volume of traffic and to enhance safety for all game attendees and residents of the area.
Beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 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. 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;
- Montague Street and 10th Avenue;
- Elphinstone Street and North Railway Street; and
- 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:
- Impaired driving laws have not changed. Whether you consume alcohol or cannabis, do not drive. Be smart and plan for a safe ride home.
- Consider using FREE public transit or car-pooling to make your travel plans easier. Regina Transit has provided a FREE Mosaic Stadium Shuttle transit route which can be found at //www.regina.ca/residents/transit/rider-transit-mosaic-stadium-shuttle;
- Distracted driving is a big no. Make plans before you drive; no texting your friends about where to meet or checking the GPS while driving.
- If you want to keep your valuables, remove them from your vehicle or keep them out of sight. Always lock your vehicle doors.
- Respect the neighbourhood. Although Mosaic Stadium has relocated, it is still in a residential neighbourhood, and visitors should always ensure they park vehicles legally, refrain from littering, and respect the property of others;
Enjoy game day and be safe! Go Riders!