On Saturday, October 12, 2013, the Saskatchewan Roughriders play host to the Edmonton Eskimos at Mosaic Stadium. Get in on the warm-up by parking away from the stadium, or taking transit, and joining the “sea of green” as thousands of Riders fans make the trek to Mosaic Stadium. This will help alleviate traffic congestion in the area and help us get everyone to and from the game in safety.
As always, we will have additional members assigned to manage traffic in the area. We are asking fans to drive safely and demonstrate patience, especially once the game is over and fans are leaving the stadium.
At the end of the game:
- Vehicle traffic should head west toward the exit at 11th Avenue and Lewvan Drive.
- There will be one exit from the Exhibition Grounds at Princess Street onto Dewdney Avenue, but bear in mind that this will become congested quickly.
- We recommend the exit from the Brandt Centre parking lots to 11th Avenue and Lewvan Drive.
- No exit from the Exhibition Grounds onto Elphinstone Street across from the Fieldhouse.
- No vehicles on the 1500 and 1600 blocks of Retallack Street. Access for local residents only.
- Road Closures: the 1500 block of Retallack Street at Dewdney Avenue ; 9th Avenue at Retallack Street and 10th Avenue at Retallack Street, which will restrict westbound traffic on 9th Avenue and 10th Avenue at Retallack Street.
- No Parking Zones: 9th Avenue, east of the stadium, prior to, during and after football games.
These zones are necessary to expedite City Transit and to maintain an emergency vehicle corridor for police, fire and EMS should the need arise.
Other reminders to help everyone enjoy game days include:
1) Remove all valuables for 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;
2) Respect the neighbourhood. 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 public transit or car-pooling to make your travel plans easier;
4) Football fans can be beer drinkers; beer drinkers can be football fans. But football fans who are beer drinkers should not try to drive motor vehicles. (That rule applies to drinkers of all types of beverage alcohol.) Please don’t drink and drive.
Police are asking motorists and pedestrians to follow directions, have patience and be courteous to each other. Enjoy Game Day and be safe!