Sunday is expected to be a busy day at Evraz Place, with three major events taking place on the property.
The annual Remembrance Day ceremony will take place in the morning at the Brandt Centre, the Our Best to You Art and Craft sale is scheduled throughout the day at the International Trade Centre and the Riders will host their first home playoff game since 2013 at 3:30 p.m.
Shalyn Kivela, communications manager with Evraz Place, said there is a total of around 3,500 parking spots available.
The Remembrance Day ceremony often sees about 3,000 people while the craft show brings in 15,000 guests every year.
“Having multiple events happening on our property at the same time is nothing new to us, it’s almost becoming our new normal so our parking team is well prepared to handle this traffic,” Kivela said.
The Remembrance Day ceremony happens on the same day every year with the art and craft show held around the same time too, but this year there is one wrench in the mix.
“Of course we couldn’t have predicted that the Riders would make the playoffs and the game would fall on (Sunday),” Kivela said.
The normal gameday parking plan has been amended for Sunday, with parking available on-site for people going to the craft show or to the Remembrance Day ceremony.
As was the case all season, there will be no parking available on-site for people going to the Rider game unless they have a parking pass that was purchased at the beginning of the year.
The game day transit system will run as normal.
With the Bombers and Riders needing Mosaic Stadium to do a walkthrough on Saturday, the provincial high school football final has been moved to Leible Field.
Evraz Place prepared for snowfall
Evraz Place has a plan in place in case snow causes issues leading up to the game.
Kivela said they have contractors on standby to clear snow from the entire property including the field, the concourse, seating areas and the overhang on the roof.
“Now that we’re going into year two of the stadium, we have one winter under our belts in the stadium and we are well prepared to deal with whatever Mother Nature brings us,” Kivela said.
Kivela said their stadium team is well aware of the situation that occurred last year when snow on one of the roof overhangs forced a group of fans from their seats due to safety concerns.
“We know what to look for, we have the right contractors in place and our stadium team will monitor the snowfall 24/7 to make sure we are in a place where it’s going to be safe for fans.”