The City of Regina announced Monday afternoon that the University of Regina Rams will play host to the Saskatchewan Huskies on Saturday, Oct. 1 in what will be the first football game at the new Mosaic Stadium.
Ticket sales will be limited to 16,500 as the game is designed to test the construction of the building. A capacity crowd would set a new attendance record for a Canada West regular season game, breaking the old mark of 10,199 set back in 2013 as Alberta and Manitoba played in the first game at Investors Group Field.
"We are thrilled to play our first game in our new home this season," said Chris Briltz, treasurer of the Rams. "This is a tremendous opportunity for our organization to showcase our product while making history alongside every other participant at new Mosaic Stadium."
Flex packages go on sale Tuesday at 10 a.m. Each flex package includes one ticket to the Oct. 1 game as well as an option to purchase up to three additional tickets during the pre-sale window. Flex packages are available through www.reginarams.com, the Rams administration office (306-585-5480), www.riderville.com, and the Saskatchewan Roughriders box office (1-888-4-RIDERS).
Tickets for the general public will be available beginning Tuesday, July 26.
The Oct. 1 game will be the only Rams home game played at the new Mosaic Stadium this season. The other three home games – Sept. 8 (Manitoba), Sept. 23 (Calgary), and Oct. 21 (UBC) – will all be played at the old stadium.
(U of R Athletics)