Saskatchewan Roughriders unveil 2022 game themes for fans

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have unveiled interactive game themes for each of the team’s 10 home dates at Mosaic Stadium in 2022, adding a new fan dynamic to all nine regular season contests and one preseason game. 

Highlighting the list of games, the Riders are asking fans to ‘Bring It’ to the team’s home opener on June 11 and help start the journey to the Grey Cup off right. That event will kick off the Riders series as the team takes on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. 

“We are so excited to be able to reintroduce the premiere game experience our fans have gotten used to when they are attending games at Mosaic Stadium,” said chief brand officer Anthony Partipilo in a statement. “With a mix of fun themes, great halftime concerts and interactive fan experiences, Roughrider games will be the place to be all season long.” 

The 2022 themes feature fan favourites like Family Day (July 23), Country Roots Night (July 29) and the Lights Out Game (September 16), as well as themes to honour Saskatchewan’s past and present including a Community Celebration of Culture (May 23), the kisiskāciwan Game (July 8) as part of the team’s ongoing commitment to Truth and Reconciliation, the 13th Fan Appreciate Night (October 22) and much more. The Party in the Park will also return to Confederation Park before every game after a season long hiatus. 

2022 Riders game day themes 

Monday, May 23rd at 3 p.m. – Community Celebration of Culture 

  • Local dance and entertainment throughout the game, and an on-field experience post-game for the fans 

Saturday, June 11th at 5 p.m. – Home-Opener – BRING IT

  • BRING IT to Mosaic Stadium for the team’s home opener featuring the summer concert series 

Saturday, July 2nd at 5 p.m. – Canada Day Weekend 

  • Cheering on the Green and White under the red and white with the summer concert series 

Friday, July 8th at 7:30 p.m. – kisiskâciwan Game 

  • Special pregame ceremony, Indigenous performances and the summer concert series 

Saturday, July 23rd at 5 p.m. – Family Day 

  • Face painting, balloon artists, a family-friendly halftime show, and an on-field experience post-game for the fans 

Friday, July 29th at 7 p.m. – Country Roots Night

  • Dust off your boots and cowboy hats and enjoy a country themed summer concert series 

Friday, August 19th at 8 p.m. – Rider Legends Night

  • Saskatchewan Roughrider Foundation 13th Fan Pregame Party and a tribute for the 35th SaskTel Plaza of Honour Inductees 
  • Don’t forget your non-perishable food items for Purolator Tackle Hunger initiative

Sunday, September 4th at 4 p.m. – 57th Labour Day Classic

  • This game needs no introduction, but will feature a special halftime show and an on-field experience post-game for the fans 

Friday, September 16th at 7:30 p.m. – Lights Out Game 

  • Get to your seats early and bring some glow sticks for an enhanced ‘Bring ‘em Out’ experience during pregame, special light show at halftime and stay for the fireworks show post-game 

Saturday, October 22nd at 5 p.m. – 13th Fan Appreciation Game

  • Riders Touchdown for Dreams Pink Game 
  • Prize giveaways throughout the game, and the PICK 6 finale at halftime