Saskatchewan offers to kick in stadium cash, but not as much as Regina wantsBy The Canadian Press Share this Article
The Saskatchewan government is saying no to Regina’s request for $230 million for a project that includes a new football stadium for the CFL Roughriders.
But the province says it will kick in up to 30 per cent for a stadium to a maximum of $80 million.
The government says in a letter to Regina Mayor Pat Fiacco that it would want to see any new stadium ready for a roof in the future.
The letter says the province would also be willing to finance a portion of the project in the form of a loan.
The province punted its own plans for a domed stadium last year due to a lack of federal funding and said it would be up to the city to come up with a new proposal.
The city has suggested an open-air stadium to replace the aging Mosaic Stadium, current home of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.