Transportation and Parking

The new Mosaic Stadium is a community facility in the heart of our city. Like other modern stadiums in major municipalities across North America, Regina’s is a destination experience where event-goers can enjoy convenient, undisrupted access to a growing number of amenities in the area.

In keeping with the spirit of Regina Revitalization Initiative itself, new approaches to stadium T&P are an essential part of our urbanization, growth and evolving economy.

Thoughtful consideration has resulted in a plan for stadium T&P that is …

Safe

We want to keep event-goers and area neighbourhoods safe by reducing vehicular traffic, effectively managing the flow of people and encouraging alternate modes of travel.

Free

Every way to go to major events at the stadium is free! Ride the bus on us, hop onto special shuttles from malls and downtown, cycle or carpool with friends.

Fun

We want your way to go to be easy and accessible so you and your friends can focus on enjoying the experience!

 

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So many ways to go!
The Plan
Bike Valet
Parking FAQs
Test event #2 – May 27, 2017
Test event #1 – October 1, 2016
Public Engagement

 

So many ways to go!

We’re supporting event-goers in getting to and from the new stadium by encouraging all modes of transportation.

What’s your way to go?

Walk: Enjoy the great outdoors on your way

Cycle: Take advantage of the new bike valet service

Shuttle: Starting two hours and fifteen minutes before events, hop onto one of our special Stadium Shuttles (provided by Regina Transit), available at six convenient locations:

Southland Mall
Northgate Mall
Normanview Crossing
Victoria Square Mall
Scarth Street at Victoria Avenue
Saskatchewan Drive at Hamilton Street

If there isn’t a shuttle waiting for you when you get to a location, one will be along within minutes! On game days, the last shuttle leaves 30 minutes before kick-off and shuttles start departing the stadium in the third quarter. View shuttle location maps and routes.

Use your “Ticket to Ride”! Show your stadium event ticket to the driver to catch a ride on us (good for Paratransit, too).

Park and walk: With the stadium so close to downtown and the Warehouse district, grab a meal or drinks before strolling to an event.

 

The Plan

This plan is intended to be implemented for major events at the stadium. What constitutes a major event? Anything with anticipated crowds of 20,000 people.

What are the goals of the City’s Transportation & Parking Plan for the new stadium?

  • Encourage use of transit, ride-sharing, and alternate modes of travel like cycling and walking
  • Reduce vehicular traffic near the stadium
  • Effectively manage the flow of people to and from the stadium and parking in surrounding areas
What When Why What it means to you
Elphinstone Street will be closed from Dewdney Avenue to Saskatchewan Drive during major events at the stadium 2 hours prior to gates opening To increase safety for pedestrians and create clear access for emergency vehicles. This approach is endorsed by Regina Police Service, Fire & Protective Services and EMS. If you have a hang-tag to park onsite at Evraz Place, enter from Lewvan Drive
9th Avenue closed from Elphinstone to Princess 2 hours prior to gates opening To effectively manage traffic to and from the stadium Plan ahead and consider alternate routes
Stadium Shuttle (to major events*) provided by Regina Transit Starting two hours and fifteen minutes before major events at the new stadium from six convenient locations:

  • Southland Mall
  • Northgate Mall
  • Normanview Crossing
  • Victoria Square Mall
  • Scarth Street at Victoria Avenue
  • Saskatchewan Drive at Hamilton Street

If there isn’t a shuttle waiting for you when you get to a location, one will be along within minutes! On game days, the last shuttle leaves 30 minutes before kick-off and shuttles start departing the stadium in the third quarter. View shuttle location maps and routes.

To support the goal of reducing vehicular traffic near the stadium Gather a group of friends and enjoy a safe, free and fun way to go
Ticket to Ride (to major events*) Regular Regina Transit routes and Paratransit

 

To support the goal of reducing vehicular traffic near the stadium and promote ridership on Regina Transit Show your stadium event ticket to the transit driver to enjoy a safe, free and fun way to go
Taxi pick-up and drop-off located in the transport loop at the northwest corner of the stadium; taxis will enter loop from Princess Street and exit onto McTavish Street Loop active until midnight To offer convenient access to event-goers coming by taxi Another option to help you avoid traffic and parking
Bike valet service (southwest corner of Confederation Park) 2 hours prior to gates opening To encourage cycling and limit vehicular traffic Be confident your bike is safe, secure and handy when you’re at a stadium event
Event day signage:

Temporary ‘no parking’

  • 9th Avenue between Albert and Elphinstone
24 hours prior to gates opening To effectively manage traffic to and from the stadium Pay close attention to signage to stay safe and to avoid getting a ticket
Standard traffic & parking and bylaw regulations in effect All the time To effectively manage traffic to and from the stadium Pay close attention to signage to stay safe and to avoid getting a ticket
Accessible parking For Test Event #2 on May 27, accessible parking will be available on a first come first-served basis in spots reserved west of Confederation Park on Evraz Place and south of the Sportplex.

Details on accessible parking for future events will be posted here ASAP.

* What’s a major event? Big ticket concerts and sporting events, not smaller league games like U of R Rams or Regina Thunder or community events

 

Bike Valet

Come on two wheels!

Thanks to Evraz Place, you can enjoy bike valet service at all major events held at the new stadium between May and October, 2017.

Where: Southwest corner of Confederation Park, west of Gate #1

When: 2 hours prior to gates opening

Cost: free!

Follow Bike Regina on Facebook to join occasional group rides to the stadium.

 

 

Parking FAQs

Q: How can I find out what onsite parking is available?

A: Get your parking spot in advance. Game day parking is overseen by the Saskatchewan Roughriders: check their website for purchasing information. For all other major events, parking will be sold via Ticketmaster and managed by Evraz Place: check their website for details.

Q: Is any accessible parking available at the new stadium?

A: For Test Event #2 on May 27, accessible parking will be available on a first come first-served basis in spots reserved west of Confederation Park on Evraz Place and south of the Sportplex.

Details on accessible parking for future events will be posted here ASAP.

Q: Can I park on nearby residential streets?

A: Yes. Regular parking rules will be in effect during major events at the stadium for which we will administer enhanced enforcement. (Review parking regulations)

Q: How will you keep event-goers from parking irresponsibly on my street?

A: We will ensure respectful parking and bylaw behaviour through enhanced enforcement during major events at the new stadium. Signage will identify parking restrictions and direct drivers to park where appropriate.

If you drive to a stadium event, please respect the people and rules that are helping keep area residents and neighbourhoods safe.

 

Test Event #2 – May 27, 2017

We took the same approach as we used for the first test event on October 1, with the addition of a new bike valet service!

To ensure getting to and from the new stadium is easy and accessible, we tested:

  • New bike valet service
  • Effectiveness of road and alley closures
  • Parking behaviour in nearby residential areas
  • Regina Transit and Paratransit ridership and flow through the stadium area
  • Pedestrian and vehicle traffic patterns
  • Emergency vehicle access

 

 

 

Test Event #1 – October 1, 2016

On October 1, 2016, we opened up the new stadium to the community for the first time. This Rams/Husky game drew 16,500 fans who helped us pass a few important tests, including our Stadium Shuttle, parking, road closures and the facility itself.

Here is what we learned about T&P that day:

  • Safety for event-goers is increased by closing Elphinstone Street
  • Event-goers love free transit! We exceeded our ridership goals that day
  • Further analysis is required of traffic and parking behaviours in surrounding areas during major events
  • Additional testing is required at the Lewvan Drive entrance to Evraz Place to improve the safety and speed of entering and exiting the site

This information helped us decide what to tweak during Test Event #2.

 

Public Engagement

We welcome your comments regarding transportation and parking around the new stadium, anytime. Use this handy form.

January 2017 – Our consultant hosted three consultation sessions in Cathedral, McNab and North Central where 100 or so residents shared feedback and ideas about transportation and parking around the new stadium.

September 20, 2016 – Around 50 residents attended a public information session we hosted at Evraz Place to share our approaches to transportation and parking around the new stadium.

July 27, 2016 – We hosted an information session at the Sportplex for area residents. A couple dozen residents dropped by to hear how traffic and parking around the new stadium might affect them.

July 2015 – We hosted a public information session to discuss transportation and parking around the upcoming new stadium.


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