While there is room for improvement, Regina’s mayor is calling Mosaic Stadium’s inaugural season a success.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders season ended Sunday after an East Division Final loss in Toronto. The next day, the team was back in Regina to clear their lockers, marking an end to the events held in the stadium for the year.
“It went by fast and it’s a lot of good memories for one year,” Mayor Michael Fougere told the 980 CJME Morning Show Tuesday.
“Just some incredible things happening — concerts there, great football being played there, beautiful stadium, a wonderful facility.”
Fougere said the overall experience was a success, adding the city will continue to look at how they can improve transit to get people to and from the stadium.
One of the gripes fans had with the new stadium was a lack of water fountains, especially during games on hot summer weekends.
Fougere said while there’s no excuse for the issue, he believes it was “a bit overblown.”
“There are water stations there, you can buy water and it’s like if you’re going to go to a football game when it’s -25 C, you dress properly. If you’re going to go to a game when it’s plus 30, you go prepared,” Fougere said.