January 10, 2019 7:23 pm

Regina Pats, REAL consider future of Brandt Centre with new lease agreement

Regina Exhibition Association Limited and Regina Pats have extended their partnership agreement to May of 2023.

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The Regina Pats and Regina Exhibition Association Limited‘s (REAL) new lease agreement gives both parties time to consider the option of either refurbishing the Brandt Centre at Evraz Place or to build a new entertainment facility.

The two groups announced the agreement on Thursday, which won’t expire until May of 2023.

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“We’re pleased to continue our strong partnership with the Regina Pats Hockey Club,” said Tim Reid, REAL President and CEO.

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“We’re excited to continue working together in our common commitment to our community and extending a century-long partnership.”

Evraz Place has been the home of the Pats since 1917 — the year of their inception.

The lease extension signifies their long-time partnership along with a mutual desire to support the growth of hockey in Regina for years to come.

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“It’s improving, and this is an example of that and how we are working together. It’s a mutually beneficial extension that allows us to take some steps forward on more important things,” said Stacey Cattell, Pats COO.

“We have a major stake in the Brandt Centre being the main entertainment source,” Cattell continued. “What’s the future going to be for the centre? What’s the future going to be for Pats hockey?”

Meanwhile, the details of the extension are being kept confidential.

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