May 14, 2014 2:34 pm

Roughriders launch new stadium capital campaign

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced the start of a $40 million Capital Campaign Wednesday to support the team’s financial commitment to the new stadium being built in Regina.

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REGINA – The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced the start of a $40 million Capital Campaign Wednesday to support the team’s financial commitment to the new stadium being built in Regina.

Under the terms of agreement with the city of Regina and the province, the club will commit $40 million which includes $25 million towards the overall stadium construction and an estimated $15 million towards the design, construction and furnishing of areas specific to the team like locker rooms and team training facilities.

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The $40 million Capital Campaign will be branded as the Roughrider ‘Builder Campaign’ and is designed to allow for participation from the business community and Rider Nation.

“This iconic new facility will be enjoyed by the people of Saskatchewan for years to come. It will not only be a focal point in Saskatchewan, it will generate national acclaim as one of the premier facilities of its kind in Canada,” said Jim Hopson, President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

“This facility is being built for the community and clearly Rider Nation will be one of the key beneficiaries.  With that in mind, we are designing a multi-tiered Builder Campaign and partnership program that will allow business partners and individuals to participate and be recognized and rewarded for their contributions to the construction of this great facility.”

The business community will be given several opportunities to become part of the builder team.

The core of the builders team will feature 12 founding partners who will receive lifelong presence in the new stadium and the chance to secure exclusive multi-year sponsorship assets and naming rights.

Individual Rider fans will also get a chance to participate in the builder campaign, but more details for that program will be announced at a later time.

The stadium is slated to open for the 2017 CFL season.

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