Fans packed Mosaic Stadium to meet their favourite Riders
Thousands of fans packed Mosaic Stadium to meet their favourite Riders
Published Saturday, September 1, 2012 5:43PM CST
More than a decade ago, Neal Hughes was among the fans packed into Mosaic Stadium, hoping for an autograph from his favourite Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Now a nine-year veteran member of the Riders, Hughes was on the other side of the table Saturday, during Play it Safe day.
“I still feel like it's my first day on the field because it's exciting to be a part of stuff like this."
Thousands of fans packed Mosaic Stadium Saturday morning as they watched the team run drills, and saw a performance from the cheerleading team, before descending on Taylor Field to seek out their favourite players.
Eddie Russ says the fact that fans still come out to support him and his teammates means so much as they go into a game. “Even though we're in a little slump right now, still they come out and they support us. I'm looking forward to meeting those guys and telling them that ‘hey, we're going to turn this thing around.’”
Hopefully the energy from Saturday’s event carries into Sunday’s game. The Saskatchewan Roughriders will be taking on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at 2:00 p.m. at Mosaic Stadium.