The possible NFL exhibition game in Regina between the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers won’t happen, according to Evraz Place CEO Tim Reid.
Put any thought of an NFL game happening in Regina this year on ice.
— Mitchell Blair (@scruffyregina) March 29, 2019
CJME/CKOM radio host John Gormley reported Tuesday it was because a certain green and white football team didn’t want anything to do with it.
Plug pulled on NFL game in Saskatchewan: pic.twitter.com/61RIBd755e
— Rod Pedersen (@rodpedersen) March 29, 2019
The city of Regina and soon-to-be Las Vegas Raiders were in discussions about the possibility of playing an NFL exhibition contest at Mosaic Stadium in Regina this August. The NFL approved the Raiders relocation to Vegas in March 2017, but the Las Vegas Stadium isn’t scheduled to be completed until 2020.
The Raiders lease agreement with the city of Oakland for the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum expired after the 2018 season. An agreement for 2019 has been reached between the Raiders and Coliseum officials.
The game will be played in Canada and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have shown interest in bringing it to the Manitoba capital.