Saskatchewan premier Scott Moe was at empty Mosaic Stadium on Sunday to let the prairie people know they have reached key COVID-19 vaccination requirements.
The day after Roughriders training camp is scheduled to begin, marks a major milestone for the province.
“Three weeks from today, on Sunday, July the 11th, all of the remaining public health orders are going to be lifted. So no more limits on event sizes and our group gathering sizes and the province-wide mask order will end,” Moe said.
Moe wants to fill Mosaic Stadium for the Riders home games in 2021, especially the opener on Friday, August 6. The green and white host the B.C. Lions to kick-off their schedule in the first football game at the green jewel since November 17, 2019. The full capacity for Mosaic Stadium is 33,350.
“It’s been pretty quiet in here for a long time now, but that is all going to change,” Moe said. “Let’s stick it to COVID, let’s fill this stadium and let’s have a great Saskatchewan summer.”
Saskatchewan’s prairie rival visits Mosaic Stadium for the Labour Day classic on Sunday, September 5, part of a Riders schedule which features the team’s first four games at home, one in each of the first three weeks of August.
The rules of safe play for the CFL players was step one of the process, step two was assessing the possibility of any fan attendance, and the final step focused on the amount of people who could attend Riders games if they choose to do so.
The Riders led the CFL in average home attendance during the 2019 season with 30,723 per game.