Mosaic Stadium and the Regina police are increasing security at Rider games in the wake of attacks in Edmonton and Las Vegas.
Police made it clear this is not in response to any specific threat or danger for this game, the city or the province.
The extra measures are “a balanced and responsible approach to public safety at a major sporting event, in a national/international environment changed by recent acts of violence,” the news release said.
Anyone attending games from now until the end of the season will notice some extra police on hand. The hope is that those attending the game won’t even notice any changes to their game day activities.
Fans are asked to be patient and co-operative with the extra officers and some of the new road closures.
Ticket holders are reminded they can take the free football express buses to and from the game. Police will be out at a number of intersections to help deal with traffic.
There will be traffic restrictions on several blocks of Elphinstone Street starting at 4:30 p.m. After the game, Saskatchewan Drive will be closed from Montague Street to Argyle Street. The 1800 block of Elphinstone Street will also be closed after the game.
There will also be street closures on:
· 1500 block of Elphinstone Street at Dewdney Avenue
· Princess Street and 9th Avenue
· Argyle Street and 9th Avenue
· MacTavish Street and 9th Avenue
· Elphinstone Street and 9th Avenue
· Elphinstone Street and 10th Avenue
· Elphinstone Street and North Railway Street
· Saskatchewan Drive and Elphinstone Street