Then, Now & Future

For more than 100 years, Taylor Field has been the destination for sports fans across Saskatchewan. Countless interceptions, completions and touchdowns have been thrown here by professional and amateur quarterbacks.  The current stadium has provided many memories and as the Taylor Field Neighbourhood its memory will live on for generations.

The Mosaic Stadium site was originally developed in 1910 and has been modified and expanded several times over the years. For decades, spectators at Taylor Field watched the game from temporary stands. The west grandstand was built in 1948, and was followed with renovations in 1951 and 1955. From 1965 to 1972, the east grandstand was gradually built. 1979 saw major upgrades, including a second-level added to the west grandstand, as well as offices, dressing rooms and artificial turf. Regina played host to Grey Cup 1995, and upgrades were made to the grandstands on both sides of the field at that time. The CFL championship was held in Regina again in 2003, and temporary seating brought Mosaic’s capacity to 51,000.

In January 2008, the Roughriders developed and proposed a concept to the City of Regina that would upgrade elements of Mosaic Stadium for $110 million. A refined proposal was shared with the Government of Saskatchewan. Recognizing Mosaic Stadium needed more than repairs, the Province moved the focus to building a new stadium.

With a vision for an all-weather stadium at the CP Rail yards, the Province drafted a Feasibility Study in 2010. No federal dollars were available, and on March 1, 2011 the Province withdrew from the project.

On April 19, former Mayor, Pat Fiacco announced the City’s vision for a new stadium. Working off the Province’s Feasibility Study, the plan paired the stadium with community redevelopment. On May 27, 2011 the Regina Revitalization Initiative (RRI) was officially launched. On May 4, 2012 it was announced that the new open-air stadium would be built at Evraz Place.

On July 14, 2013 in front of Rider Nation at Mosaic Stadium, Premier Brad Wall announced provincial funding for the stadium. The Government of Saskatchewan, City of Regina, and the Saskatchewan Roughriders signed a memorandum of understanding, which took the new stadium from a vision to reality.

For more than 100 years, Taylor Field has been the destination for sports fans across Saskatchewan. Countless interceptions, completions and touchdowns have been thrown here by professional and amateur quarterbacks.  The current stadium has provided many memories and as the Taylor Field Neighbourhood its memory will live on for generations.


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