The Saskatchewan Roughriders will host training camp in Regina in 2020.
The change of location comes after the University of Saskatchewan plans to replace the turf at Griffiths Stadium in the spring of 2020.
“With the turf replacement at Griffiths Stadium beginning this spring, we certainly understand why the Saskatchewan Roughriders are unable to hold training camp at USask this year,” Gord Hunchak, chief communications officer at USask, said. “We look forward to welcoming the Riders back to USask in 2021—we know the team will appreciate the new turf.”
The turf replacement will start in late April, making the field unavailable to the Roughriders in May when camp is hosted.
“The facilities at Griffiths Stadium have served us well over the last several years we’ve run training camp out of Saskatoon, but we are excited to see what’s to come at the stadium after the upgrades are complete,” Roughriders president and CEO Craig Reynolds said.
“We are disappointed we won’t be able to bring the team to USask for camp this year. However, we’re looking into several ways to keep our fans in the northern half of the province connected with the team they love.”
The Riders will still travel to Saskatoon for their annual Green and White Day, including the State of Rider Nation, on May 23, 2020. Green and White Day activities will be hosted at Saskatoon Minor Football Field.
Training Camp is scheduled to start May 17.