Spectator Roof, LED Lighting & Seating Progress – Construction is 60 per cent Complete

Officials from the City of Regina and PCL Construction provided an update on the spectator roof, lighting and seating for the Regina Revitalization Initiative Stadium Project, which is approximately 60 per cent complete.

“These key features show just how different our new stadium will be compared to the current facility. Spectators, performers and athletes will enjoy these features and our beautiful new stadium for generations,” said Mayor Michael Fougere. “It’s exciting to see the progress that has been made by PCL and the City team since ground was broken nearly 500 days ago.”

“A spectator roof and improved lighting and seating are essential features of our new stadium,” said Brent Sjoberg, Deputy City Manager & COO, executive lead for the Regina Revitalization Initiative. “PCL has teamed-up with world-class suppliers to deliver a modern and iconic multi-purpose facility for our community that everyone can be proud of.”

Substantial completion of the stadium is scheduled for August 31, 2016 with the first Rider game taking place in the new stadium in June 2017.

Spectator Roof – FabriTec (Dallas TX) – North America’s leading Design/Build tension fabric roof specialty contractor will begin installation of 130,800 square feet of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) fabric roofing in the spring of 2016. The material is translucent, which will allow maximum daylight into the stadium and also provides shading.

Other notable Fabritec tensile membrane roofs include BC Place in Vancouver and Omnilife Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico and the London Olympic Stadium.



ED Lighting – Ephesus Lighting (Syracuse NY) – Approximately 400 LED fixtures with wireless control will illuminate the new stadium and provide an improved experience for athletes, performers and spectators with an industry leading glare control system. The LED lighting system will also be turned on and off with the flick of a switch. Ephesus fixtures typically provide energy savings of 75 per cent compared to traditional sports lighting. Regina’s new stadium will be the first in the Canadian Football League with LED lighting.

Other notable Ephesus lighting projects include University of Phoenix Stadium and US Bank Stadium in Minnesota.

Installation of the lighting fixtures will begin this fall. The LED lights will be turned on for the first time in the spring of 2016.



Seating – Irwin Seating (Grand Rapids MI) – The world’s leading manufacturer of public seating will be installing green Solara seats. Each seat will be rail-mounted with an armrest and drink-holder. General admission seats will be 20” wide. The average distance between rows is 33”. The majority of the seating will be installed in the spring of 2016.

Notable facilities with Irwin seats include Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.



Stadium Project Construction Facts


The general admission seats in the new stadium are 20” wide, compared to 18” in the grandstand in the current stadium.

The average distance between rows in the new stadium is 33” compared to 28” in the west side grandstand and 30” in the east side grandstand.

The longest row in the new stadium will have 28 seats, compared to 43 in the current stadium.

To date over 44,500 cubic meters of concrete has been placed within the stadium.  At completion the amount of concrete placed would construct six office towers.

Over 835,000 hours have been worked on the site by the PCL construction team.

Currently 500 workers are on site.

More than 300,000 cubic metres of excavated material has been removed from the site.

The new stadium will have nine elevators, compared to one in the current stadium.

The total square footage of the new stadium will be 521,866 which is more than double the existing stadium.

The field of play will be 10.547m below grade.

When complete the height from the field of play to the highest point in the roof will be 55.606 meters.