Designed by HKS Architects, Inc.
Rendering by HKS, Inc. and B+H Architects
As part of The Regina Revitalization Initiative, the largest redevelopment project in Regina's history, this new facility will have a standard seating capacity of 33,000 and will be expandable to 40,000. This open-air stadium will feature a sunken-bowl design and will include a translucent spectator roof to provide protection from the elements. 68 per cent of the seats will be located in the sunken bowl.
This project is expected to be completed by Summer 2017, for the Roughriders' first game.
The stadium's mechanical system features a condenser water loop with heat pumps which allow for individual zone control across the private suites, lounges, and offices. Consolidating the heating and cooling through the condenser water loop allows for heat recovery in the winter months when perimeter spaces are heating, and interior spaces are cooling. Throughout the open-air stadium, gas infrared heaters are provided where occupant comfort is crucial. The mechanical system is also fully integrated with third party concession stands, beer coolers, commercial kitchens, and include kitchen exhaust systems and grease interceptors.
LED Lighting technology is used throughout the Roughriders Stadium as it enhances the lighting quality, with no colour shifting. For broadcasting, LED lighting technology provides optimal light uniformity and drastically reduces the costs related to operations and maintenance. This technology does not require a UPS system as the luminaires are capable of instantly restarting following a power failure, allowing the event to continue uninterrupted.
400,000 watts of electricity is saved using LEDs - translating to approximately $58,000 savings per year at $.07/kWh utility charges.