The Saskatchewan Roughriders kicked off their final game at Mosaic Stadium to a sold-out crowd of over 30,000 against the visiting BC Lions.
Fans called it the end of an era, reminiscing outside the stadium doors with memorable stories and highlights.
Over 600 CFL games have been played at Taylor Field.
Longtime fan Steven Cormons said he still remembered his first game, and the first time he walked through the stadium gates.
“I’m sad because I think of the very first time I went to this stadium, and went, ‘Wow, I’m sold,'” he said.
“We travelled for four hours for every game,” the North Battleford resident said.
Other fans like Robert Williams and his son are from Chilliwack, B.C., They travelled to Regina to show their prairie pride.
“I was born here … This is the last game in this stadium. I know it as Taylor Field, not as Mosaic but it’s still the same stadium,” Williams said.
“I love this place. George Reed is one of my favourites. Lancaster and George Reed ruled the team for years,” the longtime fan said.
Another fan, Hans Madsen of Yorkton, was also in attendance. He’s well-known fan among fans for spray painting his beard different colours.
On Saturday, he simply spelled out “bye.” Madsen has attended hundreds of game at the old stadium, but said he’s looking forward to a new chapter.
“We come to them all, and we have for many decades, and it’s going to be a little different, but another stage,” Madsen said.
The city is also pulling out all the stops for the final game, including a fireworks display, 25-minute tribute and live music from Jess Moskaluke at an extended halftime concert. The three-time Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) winner said it’s an honour to play at a stadium she has so many memories of.
“Really cool being on the opposite end, because I’ve been here as a football fan more times than I can count,” Moskaluke recalled.