Riders partner with Huskies, Rams, Thunder and Hilltops for Football Weekend in Saskatchewan

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders, in partnership with Football Saskatchewan, the University of Regina Rams, University of Saskatchewan Huskies, Regina Thunder and Saskatoon Hilltops, have announced that September 16 and 17 will be known as Football Weekend in Saskatchewan.  

The weekend will begin with the Roughriders’ “Lights Out Game” on Friday, September 16 against the Edmonton Elks and will continue through Saturday when the Saskatoon Hilltops visit the Regina Thunder in the afternoon and the Huskies play the Rams on Saturday evening.

“We know how passionate Saskatchewan football fans are and we wanted to give them a weekend full of the best football this province has to offer,” Jeff Yausie, executive director of Football Saskatchewan, said in a statement. “From our Green and White to our elite teams at the university and junior level, you won’t want to miss any of the action.”  

Fans will be able to buy bundled ticket packages for all three games during Football Weekend in Saskatchewan, with special student sections at the Roughrider game set aside for Hilltops and Huskies fans or Thunder and Rams fans to sit among friends and fellow supporters.  

Fans are encouraged to spend the whole day at Mosaic Stadium and the REAL District on Saturday, where Confederation Park will come alive with activities including an outdoor concert (artist to be announced) between the two games. 

“The Saskatchewan Roughriders have always been strong supporters of amateur football in the province at every level and in the last year, through the Saskatchewan Roughrider Foundation, we were able to provide more than $1-million in funding to football across the province,” said Roughriders president and CEO Craig Reynolds. “Through the Saskatchewan Football Weekend, we hope to continue to lift up our province’s football programs and celebrate all the incredible talent Saskatchewan has to offer.” 

The event will unite football fans from both of Saskatchewan’s major cities, Regina and Saskatoon, providing an opportunity for rival fanbases to show off their colours in designated fan sections all weekend.