Almost all the candidates vying for Regina's top job went head to head Thursday night, offering up their stance on the city's most contentious issue -- the plan to build a new football stadium.

Liz Brass was the first to the podium at the private event, held by the Regina Gyro Club.

Out of the nine candidates running for mayor, four said they oppose the latest stadium proposal.

Jim Elliott, Chad Novak, Charles Wiebe and Tim Siekawitch all said they would support a referendum on the topic.

Tom Brown didn't participate in the debate. He has said he is not opposed to building a new stadium, but just not now.

Michael Fougere was the only candidate who supported the stadium proposal as is.

Marian Donnelly and Meka Okochi both said they supported building a new stadium, but they aren’t backing the current proposal.