Rams to play in new stadium


author: ethan butterfield | contributor


Cr: Brendan Hill

Football team will host first game in new Mosaic Stadium

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful break and aren’t too upset that school is back in session again. Today I’m going to be discussing Regina’s favourite football team, the University of Regina Rams, because the Rams record isn’t 1-9 (yes, Riders, I am talking about you). As well, I’m also going to discuss the stadium that’ll house our boys for what will probably be the biggest showdown of the season.

Speaking of which, the brand new stadium is located just a couple blocks west of the old Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field and can seat at least 33,000 people. It even has room for expansion, which will allow for a capacity of 40,000 attendees! The square footage is also quite impressive, boasting 521,866 feet. Enough about the statistics though, time to talk about the home team.

The University of Regina Rams recently had a double overtime classic against the Huskies, which unfortunately resulted in a 41-39 loss. While they prepare for the home opener that quickly approaches, another game looms in the distance, the Oct. 1 Mosaic Stadium rematch against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.

I was able to find a very interesting stat. The new regular season attendance record for Canada West Universities Athletic Association Football will be set with 16,500 participants for the test game. With last year’s attendance racking up around 1,000 to 2,000 people. Quite the leap, if I do say so myself.

So the tension is building as the ominous date of Oct. 1 draws ever near. For those still hoping to check out the test game in all of its glory and season tickets, Flex packages are available through www.reginarams.com and the Rams administration office (306-585-5480). After the game, I hope to give a full report on how the day went.

So with that said, the pressure seems to be building, but I’m sure the Rams are nothing if not determined to give it their all this season! Cheers to our boys in the gold and green. and a happy welcome back to all students at the U of R! It’s good to be back.

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