No land, no funding but Regina moves ahead with new Saskatchewan Roughriders stadium
CANADIAN PRESS JUNE 1, 2012 1:02 PM
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Saskatchewan Roughriders, Neal Hughes, Chris McKenzie, Paul Woldu and Weston Dressler display the new official 2012 Reebok uniforms on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. The City of Regina is moving ahead with a design concept for a new stadium - even though no land or funding have been secured.
Photograph by: Don Healy , Regina Leader-Post
REGINA - The City of Regina is moving ahead with a design concept for a new stadium - even though no land or funding have been secured.
The city concedes the province didn't meet a May 31 deadline the city set when it asked for $230 million in government funding.
And talks with Canadian Pacific Railway to buy land north of downtown aren't finished either.
But officials say staff will work on seating, concessions and washroom ideas for the stadium, which would become the new home of the CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders.