It appears that COVID hesitancy has no place in the province of Saskatchewan.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced Friday that their August 6 home-opener against the B.C. Lions has sold out, ensuring a capacity crowd of 33,350 fans to begin the CFL season.
“The commitment our fans have to their Saskatchewan Roughriders never ceases to amaze me,” said president and CEO Craig Reynolds. “I know I speak for our entire team across the business office and football operations when I say, ‘Thank You, Rider Nation.’ We can’t wait to see you on your feet cheering when we ‘Bring Em Out’.”
The game theme for the opener is ‘Welcome Home’ and the team, along with presenting partner Mosaic, have many special moments planned for Rider Nation. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 7:15 p.m. when the pre-game ceremonies begin. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.
The club says it continues to experience strong demand for all remaining games including Country Day, presented by Young’s Equipment on Saturday, August 14th and Family Day, presented by Ruffles on August 21st. Fans with tickets to the game on August 21st also receive free admission to the QCX.
The 56th Labour Day Classic is also fast approaching a sellout, as a football starved Rider Nation looks to get back to carving watermelons and chugging Pilsner.