Another football season is well underway and Saskatchewan’s biggest bi-weekly party is waiting for you.

If you only had to pick one thing that Saskatchewan and more specifically Regina is known for across the country, rightly or wrongly, it’s the Saskatchewan Roughriders. People from across the city, region, province, country and even the world make the trek the Queen City every year to experience Rider Nation first hand.

If you’ve been on the fence about taking in the experience for yourself, there’s more reasons than to grab yourself a watermelon helmet (dry it out before you wear it), a green shirt and head on down to Mosaic Stadium.

Passionate player: Duron Carter

When it comes to the CFL, there might not be a more entertaining player than Carter.

Number 89 in green has endured himself to the fans with his performance on the field and his approachability off of it. Assuming he’s playing receiver again one of these days, expect him to make a circus catch that is sure to bring you out of your seat. As soon as the game is over, he’s often spotted signing autographs and interacting with the fans. Carter has a bit of a bad rap but he’s a fan friendly as they come.

More selection than ever at Mosaic

While we may love the nostalgia that the old Taylor Field brought, there’s no comparing the food and drink options now available at Mosaic Stadium. Plenty of local food vendors have been integrated into the stadium including Beer Brothers/Willow on Wascana, Western Pizza, Lancasters, Fresh and Sweet and Rock Creek.

Even the stadium classics have been updated including the famous two-foot long hot dog.

If beverages are more your thing, then there’s plenty of options to wet your whistle too. Even though I’d love to see local beer make its way to the stadium, more selections from Molson and Coors are available than ever before. There’s also ice cream floats, a wide selection of spirits, coffee and wine.

Oh, and don’t forget Evraz Place’s famous mini-donuts.

Selection isn’t just something you have to spend money on. Like most modern stadium, fans are stuck with their seats. There’s plenty of open spaces around the concourse to watch the game and hang out with friends. If sitting really isn’t your thing, then you can get a ticket to Pil Country, where fans stand and have fun all game, in the south end zone.

Free ride

Don’t like driving and having to deal with a busy parking lot? Can’t find parking nearby? Forget about it.

The Riders provide free bus transportation from a number of malls and local landmarks across Regina. Most of which have plenty of parking. It’s safe and convenient! 

Pre-game and half-time

Any good football experience starts long before the game even starts. Join fellow fans up to three hours before the game for a party in Confederation Park. Chow down, wet your whistle, enjoy some tunes and make a day of it.

Football is fun, but there’s more than just a game. You never know what you might see at half-time. From local rugby, to concerts to even everyone’s favourite, the dog show.

Even if the game is a stinker, there’s bound to be something that will put a smile on your face.