PSC, in conjunction with their Canadian partners On Ice Management, are delighted to announce the first-ever international soccer game at the New Mosaic Stadium, Regina, Canada.
As part of Valencia’s pre-season tour of the U.S. and Canada, organised by PSC, New York Cosmos of the NASL will be hosting the Spanish La Liga giants at the newly-built arena on Saturday 22 July.
“It is great to be able bring this international event to the city of Regina,” said Mark Taylor, CEO of PSC.
“After organising Valencia’s tour to the UK last summer, we are proud to be working with them again this summer. To bring one of the top teams in Spain to play their first ever game in Canada is a great coup for the city. The new stadium looks fantastic and I’m sure it will be a great event”.
City of Regina Mayor Michael Fougere and Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport Hon. Ken Cheveldayoff attended the media announcement and reflected on the news that international soccer will be arriving in the province.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have this event coming to Regina,” said Mayor Fougere.
“This is further confirmation that our iconic new stadium is a world-class venue. This is just one example of the myriad of ways this multi-purpose facility will be put to good use in the decades to come.”
“On behalf of the Government of Saskatchewan, I would like to congratulate the promoters on their work to bring an event of this magnitude to the city of Regina and to our province,” said Minister Cheveldayoff. “When the plans for the stadium were being developed, we wanted a facility that was world-class and multi-sport; New Mosaic Stadium offers that, as this match between Valencia CF and the New York Cosmos proves. I am looking forward to a successful event, and the opportunity to showcase this beautiful, new facility.”
Regina has a growing community of soccer fans, and the popularity of the sport continues to rise. Furthermore, both Cosmos and Valencia expressed their excitement ahead of visiting the Queen City and entertaining Regina fans in the new stadium.
“It’s a great privilege to play in the first soccer match in beautiful new Mosaic Stadium,” said Erik Stover, NY Cosmos COO. “It’s a world-class venue and we’re looking forward to the challenge of playing a world-class club like Valencia CF.”
Valencia CF Marketing Director Damià Vidagany shared Stover’s enthusiasm about the upcoming event: “All at Valencia CF are eagerly looking forward to our game against the New York Cosmos on Saturday, July 22,” Vidagany said. “This will be the club’s first visit to Canada, and we take great pride in being invited to play in the first major football game at the New Mosaic Stadium.”