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Extreme weather plan in works for Mosaic Stadium
Published Friday, August 11, 2017 5:20PM CST
A plan is in the works to deal with extreme weather at Regina’s new Mosaic Stadium.
Regina Exhibition Association Limited, which operates Evraz Place, says it's now looking at the practices of other stadiums and event venues, and what measures they take in both extreme hot and cold weather.
This comes after the July 29 Saskatchewan Roughriders game, when temperatures reached 32 C and higher. Paramedics also attended to several heat-related complaints.
The stadium operator said it ensured concessions had extra water and beverages available for the game. But attendees complained about the lack of water fountains.
The new stadium fits approximately 33,000 people, and has four water fountains. On the other hand, the old stadium had no water fountains. In comparison, Investors Group Field in Winnipeg seats roughly the same amount of people as Regina’s new stadium. However, Winnipeg’s facility has six fountains, and four refillable water stations.
While stadium operators figure out how to better deal with extreme weather, it said people should come to games prepared. People can seek a shady spot in the stadium, or go into the air-conditioned Harvard's Studio 620 on the west side of the stadium.
Guests can also bring in sealed plastic water bottles or empty refillable containers up to one-litre in size. For now, it's unclear when any changes would be put in place.