Wray Morrison: Regina cashes in

May 9, 2017 - 12:46pm

Congratulations to Saskatchewan's second-largest city.

Regina’s new Mosaic Stadium will host an international soccer friendly between the New York Cosmos and Valencia CF on July 22.

Never before has Saskatchewan had more of a diverse population.

Regina will cash in on staging a high-profile match of the world's most popular sport. Events surrounding the match will draw attention to the Queen City as well.

There will be mic'd up practices and public appearances from some of the world's best players. It will be an event that will not only attract knowledgeable soccer fans, but casual ones as well.

It'll be more than just another soccer friendly – it'll be an event that will attract tourism dollars, not just from the match itself, but from a weekend of activities culminating in the main event.

This match will be another example of how a state-of-the-art stadium serves as an economic driver for a metropolitan city.