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Regina's Mosaic Stadium has been tapped to host the NHL's fifth Heritage Classic between the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets next season, the league announced Tuesday.

 

The NHL revealed that the all-Canadian outdoor hockey game will be hosted by Saskatchewan's capital city on Oct. 26.

 

Mosaic Stadium, the home of the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders, has a standard capacity of 33,000 and can be expanded to 40,000.

 

John Bean, president and COO of the Flames, expects the club will have strong support at the game.

 

"We have a lot of great roots in Saskatchewan throughout our ownership, management and our fans," he said. "Outdoor hockey in Canada is what it is all about. This brings us right back to the heritage of the game and we are so excited to be a part of it again."

 

Previous Heritage Classic's were held at Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium in 2003, Calgary's McMahon Stadium in 2011, Vancouver's BC Place in 2014 and Winnipeg's Investor's Group Field in 2016.

 

Flames captain Mark Giordano, who suited up for Calgary against the Montreal Canadiens in the 2011 matchup, said he is excited to play in another outdoor game.

 

"I had such a great time (in 2011) and I'm sure we will again. Playing another Canadian team in a city like Regina in Mosaic Stadium will be a great atmosphere. I am really looking forward to it."

https://www.tsn.ca/mosaic-stadium-to-host-2019-heritage-classic-between-flames-jets-1.1234490

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I wonder how many people will show up in Riders jerseys? :lol:

 

The Calgary COO is wrong tho, people in Regina will be pulling for Winnipeg. 

 

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This reminds me of an old joke we used to say in Saskatoon:

 

Q: What are citizens who live in Regina called?

A: Unlucky. 

 

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49 minutes ago, Jimmy McGill said:

I wonder how many people will show up in Riders jerseys? :lol:

 

The Calgary COO is wrong tho, people in Regina will be pulling for Winnipeg. 

 

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This reminds me of an old joke we used to say in Saskatoon:

 

Q: What are citizens who live in Regina called?

A: Unlucky. 

 

Haha, probably a good majority! Im glad they are having the game in Regina, something for local sports fans to enjoy. 

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1 hour ago, Jimmy McGill said:

The Calgary COO is wrong tho, people in Regina will be pulling for Winnipeg. 

 

As a denizen of Regina I can tell you this statement is false. It will be a bunch of people just glad to watch real hockey.

 

i know a bunch of fans on both sides, but it seems the majority here are Hab and Leaf fans.

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39 minutes ago, goalie13 said:

It's only 4c in Dallas today.  That's likely colder than it was inside BC Place when the Canucks hosted the Heritage Classic.

Average low is 4C.  Day time average is about 13C in January.  

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18 hours ago, Capajoe said:

As a denizen of Regina I can tell you this statement is false. It will be a bunch of people just glad to watch real hockey.

 

i know a bunch of fans on both sides, but it seems the majority here are Hab and Leaf fans.

Fair enough I haven't lived in SK for a very long time, back then it was all Jets. 

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I honestly could careless whether or not the Canucks play another outdoor game or not. Outdoor games are way overrated and at the end of the day, its the 2 points that matters. No ones going to remember at the end of year where 2 of your howeve many points came from that one outdoor game.

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