^^ A Roughriders release stated that only 15% of their attendance is dependent on people outside Regina. If that's true, they'd be pulling in about 26,000 by themselves. Since they're always sold out, it's likely higher than that. The new temporary seats will give a clearer picture of how high attendance can really go.
Originally Posted by armorand93
50,000 seat stadium in an 200,000 peope city? Jesus Chirst!!!
It's quite impressive. They're turning into the Lincoln, Nebraska of Canada. Lincoln has a metropolitan population of 300,000 in a state of 1.8 million and has recorded 300 consecutive sell outs at 81,067 seat Memorial Stadium. Regina at 220,000 in a province of 1.1 million seems to be turning into a similar football mecca.
That said, the Canadian prairie is the nation's football heartland. Winnipeg, Regina, Edmonton, and Calgary all have well supported football teams.