Stadium Progress Update June 2, 2021
Regina, SK (June 2, 2021) – The Regina Red Sox and partner Living Sky Sports and Entertainment (LSSE) are pleased to provide an update to their press release dated April 4, 2021.
On March 31, 2021, the ballpark stadium project and design plans were presented to the Executive Committee of the City of Regina, together with a subsequent non-binding letter of intent (LOI), whereby the parties could proceed collaboratively with the intent of doing further due diligence on the development of stadium plans. To date, no formal response has been received from the City of Regina regarding the proposed project, nor any formal update on the status of the LOI. Nonetheless, the Red Sox and LSSE continue to invest in due diligence work on the development plans for a baseball stadium at the Railyards.
To that end, a local engineering firm was engaged by LSSE and the Red Sox to conduct an analysis on the impact to domestic water, wastewater and storm water servicing demands of the proposed baseball stadium at the Railyards. More specifically, the analysis measured the impact of stadium service demands against the servicing demands of the conceptual Regina Revitalization Initiative (RRI) Yards plan. A summary of that analysis of the service demands is described below:
- Domestic water demands for the area specific to the proposed baseball stadium extents are anticipated to decrease by approximately 50-60% with the replacement of the original RRI Yards concept plan with the proposed baseball stadium layout.
- Wastewater demands for the area specific to the proposed baseball stadium extents are anticipated to decrease by approximately 45-55% with the replacement of the original RRI Yards concept plan with the proposed baseball stadium layout.
- Storm water flows for the area specific to the baseball stadium extents are anticipated to decrease by approximately 10-20% with the replacement of the original RRI Yards concept plan with the proposed baseball stadium layout.
Gary Brotzel president of the Red Sox said, “We are encouraged that it appears the baseball stadium design will reduce demands on the City of Regina utility services, as well as likely result in a decrease in City of Regina expenditures for municipal infrastructure related to servicing a baseball stadium versus the RRI plan.” Brotzel added, “We continue to believe a downtown baseball stadium at the Railyards will revitalize and add vibrancy to the entire downtown core and be a source of pride for the City of Regina.”
For more on the opinion of impact and analysis click here or to see the stadium concept plans please visit www.reginaredsox.com or view the stadium plan animation direct on YouTube at https://youtu.be/h0BXG55elT0
About Regina Red Sox
The Regina Red Sox are a summer league collegiate a 56-game schedule during the spring and summer with 28 home games plus preseason and playoffs held at the ball diamond at Currie Field.
The Red Sox have a storied history in the city winning the WMBL title in 2011 and again in 2012. The Red Sox also won the SMBL (Saskatchewan Major Baseball League) championship in 1976 and 1977, and the SBL (Southern Baseball League) in 1942, 1953, 1955, 1960, 1964, and 1969. Connect with the Red Sox at www.reginaredsox.com or on Twitter @ReginaRedSox.
Living Sky Sports and Entertainment Inc. is a Saskatchewan based company initially incorporated for the purpose of launching a professional soccer club for the Province of Saskatchewan, and more generally, the development of the sports market in Saskatchewan. LSSE entered into an agreement with Canadian Soccer Business (CSB) and acquired the exclusive rights for the development and launch of a Canadian Premier League (CPL) team. Most recently, LSSE entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Regina Red Sox to assist with the development of a new baseball stadium in Regina. The founder and CEO of LSSE is Alan Simpson a life-long resident of Saskatchewan. Connect with LSSE at lssa.ca, on Twitter @livingskysports1, on Facebook @livingskysports and on Instagram @livingskysports.
For more information please contact:
Regina Red Sox Baseball Club
Regina Red Sox Baseball Club
Living Sky Sports and Entertainment Inc.