Regina’s baseball team, the Red Sox, unveils concept plans for its future, state-of-the-art 3,500-seat field that will be located in place of the vacant rails on Dewdney Avenue in the provincial capital.
The stadium could host other baseball teams, as well as various other art and cultural events.
An understanding agreement has been signed between the sports team and the organization Living Sky Sports and Entertainment. The two sides will work together to facilitate the construction and financing of the stadium.
The plans have already been presented to the city council on March 31, 2021. Club president Gary Bretzel says the team has around 32 games per season in Regina and attracts an average of 3,200 people per event, which would be a real economic move for the provincial capital during summer baseball season.
“Baseball matches and other events held at the stadium will affect the dynamics and economic activity throughout the city center.“Argues Mr. Bretzel.
“The old infrastructure in Currie Field severely limits our choices in terms of food and beverage sales, seating, parking and our ability to attract new sponsors.Adds Red Sox general manager Bernie Eiswirth.
The Red Sox are currently playing in a stadium in their sixties. Age and fake infrastructure forced the team to move to Alberta, where Western Major League Baseball (WCBL) teams have much more modern and accessible stadiums.