January 29, 2013
REGINA—The City of Regina’s council has given city administration the go ahead to issue a request for qualifications, the first step in deciding who will design and build the city’s new stadium. The municipality, which is building the stadium as part of its Regina Revitalization Initiative, said it plans to issue the RFQ later this week. Three organizations will be chosen from those who respond to the RFQ and asked to provide a proposal for design, construction and substantial interim financing of the project during construction.
Fougere said relocating the stadium to Evraz Place will free up the site at the city’s Taylor Field for a new housing development close to Regina’s downtown. The Taylor Field neighbourhood will feature housing with retail and commercial opportunities.
“We look forward to working with the North Central community to set the stage for this exciting new community,” Mayor Fougere said. “Our goal is to be a model of sustainable development and an example of excellence for urban renewal in Canada.”
On January 28, the city’s council approved the funding model for the stadium project, a revised stadium concept design and the purchase of additional Canadian Pacific (CP) lands. Council also approved the RFQ.