Although the damage was minimal, a small fire behind one of the scoreboards at Mosiac Stadium last Friday begs the question of what plans are in place in the event of an emergency.
Regina Fire and Protective Services, along with other local emergency services, are always on call during a CFL game or any other major event. Regina Fire Marshall Randy Ryba admits, though, evacuating more than 33,000 from the stadium would be a challenge.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders organization is pulling players from its past to add some depth to the quarterback position.
During a planned media availability Tuesday morning, Vice President and General Manager Brendan Taman unexpectedly announced that they were talking to 41-year-old Kerry Joseph.
"Looks like he's going to probably in be in for the next day or two" said Taman. "We'll see where that goes; we'll be in talks with him over the weekend. That probably could happen here pretty quick."
While fireworks are a usual sight at a Saskatchewan Roughriders' game, a fire is not; however, the 33,031 fans at Mosaic Stadium for Friday night's game against Calgary saw exactly that.
"The fire originated in the pyrotechnics remote wireless system that actually discharges the fireworks," said Randy Ryba, fire marshall with Regina Fire and Protective Services.
Ryba said they are figuring out whether the device failed or if a spark caused the flames.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders fell short of completing an unlikely comeback as they dropped their second game in a row, 31-24 to the Calgary Stampeders.
The score is flattering considering how bad of a game the Riders played. The team was down 24-0 at one point in the third quarter thanks to touchdowns from receiver Maurice Price and Anthony Parker. The Stamps also picked up points off a rouge and a conceded safety.
Rider fans went to Mosiac Stadium hoping to see some fire in their team Friday night, instead they saw a real fire start close to the field.
Shortly after kickoff at 8:00 p.m. a pyrotechnics box on top of the Maxtron overheated and caught on fire.
The large screen was turned off for a short time as the blaze was quickly put out by city facility operators.
The game between the Roughriders and the Calgary Stampeders was not delayed and the Maxtron was not damaged.
Fans of the Saskatchewan Roughriders always step up to make a difference during home games and on Friday, that can have a big impact in a child's life.
Between 5:30 pm and 7:30 p.m., people can drop off their new or gently used coats at the Riders practice field and the entry point of Mosiac Stadium. The coats will go to Geroy's Coats 4 Kids.
After nearly 11 months since their last game, the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Calgary Stampeders are ready to battle it out again.
One of the best rivalries in the CFL has been dormant since last season's West Final. The Riders dominated the Stamps, beating Calgary 35-13 to advance to the 101st Grey Cup at Mosaic Stadium.
After an 11 month wait, the Riders and Stampeders are finally meeting this evening at Mosaic Stadium.
Attached are the depth charts for both teams with printable versions available at the bottom of the page.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders will have all hands on deck as they host the Calgary Stampeders Friday night.
When the Riders released their depth chart for the game, it included nine defensive linemen and seven to make sure they don't get gashed along the ground yet again.
Stopping the run is important regardless of the league's reigning most-outstanding player Jon Cornish comig to town; an extra emphasis had to be placed on the run defence after the Edmonton Eskimos got 300 yards rushing last week.