Construction on Regina’s new stadium is nearing the halfway mark one year after ground was broken on the $278 million project.

The new home of the Saskatchewan Roughriders is about 44 per cent complete, the city said Tuesday.

Development of the west side of the stadium is scheduled to continue over the summer, building on the work that has already been done on the east side.

In the coming weeks, construction will begin on the Sask Sport and Rider administration area on the north side of the stadium. Later this year, structural steel work for the spectator roof is slated to start in the southeast corner of the facility.

The first image of a new general admission lounge was released Tuesday. Located on the main concourse level of the west side of the stadium, the lounge will be available year-round to ticketholders at various events.

According to the stadium builder, PCL Construction Management, the project is still on time and on budget.

PCL says the stadium will be “substantially” completed in August 2016. The new Mosaic Stadium is slated to open by the start of the 2017 CFL season.

With files from CTV Regina’s Kelsey Chadwick