Construction on new Mosaic Stadium heads into final stretch

By Kevin Martel
March 17, 2016 - 12:46pm

Construction on the new Mosaic Stadium is now heading into the fourth quarter stretch.

“We’re about 77 per cent complete, we have five and a half months to go before substantial completion and we’re in good shape,” Sean Hamelin with PCL Construction told reporters on a tour Wednesday morning.

Hamelin said the project remains on time and on budget.

“The winter was obviously a very good one from everybody’s perspective,” he said. “We still had our days when the cranes couldn’t work or it was too windy.”

Mayor Michael Fougere said the official opening is planned for about 16 months from now.

People driving past the stadium can see the progress, but a tour of the stands makes it even more obvious.

Surrounded by constant construction sounds, four green lonely seats complete with cup holders sit in a little group on one of the top levels of the stadium.

The rest of the seats will start going in over the next few weeks. Installation of the material for the overhang spectator roof will also begin.

Construction around the new terrace will begin in May adding things like new sidewalks, lighting and greenery. The terrace around the stadium will serve as a gathering place during stadium events. It will also leave room for possible monuments and public art in the future.

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