There are drive-in theatre screens that are smaller than the new video board of the Saskatchewan Roughriders at Mosaic Stadium
There clearly are not enough hours in the day to explore the many treasures at the home of the Saskatchewan Roughriders so before heading out to explore the Regina night life a few words about their new home.
And make no mistake, it’s hard to recognize Mosiac Stadium these days.
It’s not hard to fathom what can be done when you plunk down something in the order of $14.4 million to spruce up the place, but there’s no doubt it looks every bit as nice as it does on television.
Workers are still putting the final touches on 25 or so new skyboxes which will undoubtedly be snapped up once put on sale. Both end zones have been completely rebuilt. A new video board is not that much smaller than the one at B.C. Place Stadium and surely must be as big as some drive-in theatres, for those of you who remember when there was such a thing.
We didn’t make a full inspection of the area under the stands, which frankly was not pretty, but the improvements to date are everything you’d expect from the most financially successful in the league.
There was a good deal going on with the Riders Thursday, which we shall leave for the daily Friday. But we’ll drop this link from Regina Leader-Post colleague Murray McCormick on the fisticuffs which broke out at practice.
“It was all staged,” smirked Riders coach Corey Chamblin, who has been good at making news himself this week when he said earlier that the Lions were a mouthy team.
And though the remark really was made tongue-in-cheek, Saskatchewan players you talk to really say they like what Chamblin has brought to the Riders, though it also may be a case of what they left behind with the disaster that was the Ken Miller/Greg Marshall tag team last year.
The players are talking differently. The stadium definitely looks differently. We’ll see what the Lions think when they hit the ground and the Regina sauna bath Friday afternoon.