Riders fans share favourite memories from Mosaic Stadium

24/07/2019 Posted by admin

Saturday is the last game at the old Mosaic Stadium when the Saskatchewan Roughriders host the BC Lions at 5 p.m. CST.

This week we asked viewers to send Global News their favourite Mosaic memories and we received hundreds of entries spanning decades.

Here a few of the Mosaic memories:

Kevin Fulton

Going to a game with my father who fired the touchdown cannon back in the ’70s and having George Reed give me his chinstrap in the end zone after the Riders beat Edmonton.

George Reed of the Saskatchewan Roughriders grimaces as he pulls tape from his ankle in the dressing room following the Grey Cup game in Ottawa in 1967.

John Fortune

I was retiring from the CAF and had volunteered to help as a trainer with a local high school football team. I have done this with many other sports but was unsure what types of injuries I would see on a regular basis so I figured I would call the Riders and see if I could pick their trainers brain. Ivan [Gutfriend] was more than happy to help and invited me to come in when they were working.

ChangSha Night Net

My memory was when I walked into the office, asked for Ivan and he came out to greet me and brought me to the dressing room. He then introduced me to quite a few of the players and a couple of the coaches and then got down to showing me his daily routine and what sorts of injuries to expect and how to treat them. He then asked if I would like to come back for some more training which I was happy to accept, so from then on I went there on Wednesdays for the day.

Another cherished moment was when the team came back from Toronto with the Grey Cup, I was there picking up something I had forgotten to get before they shut down, I didn’t know they were arriving and went in to get my stuff and got put to work preparing for the teams arrival. I even got to hold the Cup and was surprised how light it really is. I was there on and off for about 15 years and what I learned from Ivan and his team really helped my high school teams including one particular student who was a top notch high school player and after university was a lineman for the Riders. Scott Schultz was this young man’s name.

Saskatchewan Roughriders Matt Dominguez (88) knee is checked out on the sideline by trainer Ivan Gutfriend after an injury brought him down against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in second half CFL action in Winnipeg, Sunday, September 9, 2007.

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Vicky Lloyd

My favourite Mosaic Stadium memory was the totally awesome good time I had rockin to the Rolling Stones on October 6, 2006. Performing under a full moon, Mick Jagger and the gang lifted the crowd higher and higher as Mick strutted and pranced around the stage. Can’t beat that for an all-time high!

Crowds start to pack Mosaic Stadium prior to the sold out Rolling Stones concert in Regina, Sask., Friday, October 6, 2006. The Friday show was one of two sold out events to be held in Regina, as part of their Stones’ Bigger Bang World Tour.

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Glenn Tumac

The first time I got to see Ron Lancaster play at Taylor field.

Roughrider Ron Lancaster hangs onto the ball as he is caught behind the line on Dec. 2, 1967.

Jim Daschle

Playing all our regular season high school football games for the Miller Marauders and winning the Regina City 4A Championship at Taylor Field in 1981.

The O’Neill Titans played the Miller Marauders in Regina High School football action back in 2010.

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Gaylene Helgason

My son and I returned home to Saskatchewan after living in Britain for nearly 30 years and a Canadian friend invited us to a Rider game. My first thought was I couldn’t believe the atmosphere – from the fanfare to the wacky outfits, to the Snowbirds to the affection of the fans for the team – and vice versa, I was hooked! I am not a season ticket holder but go as often as I can.

Saskatchewan Roughriders fans hold up a signs in a crowd of cheering fans at Mosaic Stadium that welcomed back their team from Calgary on Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 in Regina, Sask. The Saskatchewan Roughrider lost to the Montreal Alouettes in Sunday’s Grey Cup game in Calgary.

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Lorne Leader

2013 Grey Cup was my favorite memory.  I have been a Rider fan for over 50 years and Saskatchewan fans are the greatest fans ever. 

Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant hoists the cup after beating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Grey Cup, Sunday, November 24, 2013 in Regina.

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