The sea of green will absorb waves of blue on Sunday when the Saskatchewan Roughriders challenge their annual Labour Day rivals, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. On Sunday, September 2, 2018, the Riders and the Bombers compete in the Labour Day Classic at 1:00 p.m. at Mosaic Stadium in Regina.
The Labour Day Classic game is sold out, which means over 30,000 people will be traveling to and from Mosaic Stadium. 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 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 2, 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:
- Watching football and drinking beer go together like macaroni and cheese. Drinking beer and driving do not. If you drink, don’t drive. Plan 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 https://www.regina.ca/residents/transit/rider-transit-mosaic-stadium-shuttle;
- Mitigate the risk of theft from auto by removing all valuables from your vehicle and locking 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;
- 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;
- Make your game plans before you drive. Do not text or look up directions while driving. To make your commute easier, find out where the entrances/exits, appropriate parking locations, and public transit stops are before arriving at the stadium.
Enjoy game day and be safe! Go Riders!