In 2016, the City celebrated the history of Mosaic Stadium in its final Farewell Season as home to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
A variety of City-led activities gave residents and community groups unique access to the venue from May to September. The Roughriders played their final home game there on October 29, 2016.
What does “decommissioning” mean?
Decommissioning Taylor Field stadium means that all City-owned surplus assets and memorabilia will be disbursed in accordance with City policies. Revenue generated through the sale of City-owned assets will offset the cost of demolition. Surplus assets will be either removed, reused or sold. Fans answered the call to own a piece of history. Among many other items sold, 114,500 square feet of turf and 880 benches were diverted from the City landfill.
Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club (SRFC) executed the removal and disbursement of its owned assets in accordance with its Lease and License Agreement.
Preparations for deconstruction of the historic stadium have begun after recently awarding a contract for the project.
Over the course of this process, we will strive to mitigate and communicate any impacts to the community of the work being performed. On September 6 the City hosted a public Open House in partnership with contract recipient Budget Demolition to inform residents about the deconstruction process.
Since the structure was built in many phases, it’s decommissioning and demolition is anticipated to be a complex process.
|June 2017||Public procurement process to award a contract for demolition|
|Mid- July 2017||Community programming moved to the new Mosaic Stadium|
|July – August 2017||Sale and removal of surplus assets and memorabilia|
|September – December 2017||Deconstruction of all above grade elements|
|December 2017 – April 2018||Site restoration|