- On Saturday, the Saskatchewan Roughriders open their 2022 season at home against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
- In honor of the Tiger-Cats, a Tabby burger with black angus beef, bacon mushrooms, and a balsamic glaze will be served on Saturday.
- In terms of the team on the field, Frew believes that everyone right now needs something to shout about.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders face the Hamilton Tiger-Cats home on Saturday to begin their 2022 season.
It will be the Riders’ opening game on their road to the Grey Cup, which will be staged in Regina for the first time since 2013.
There were still enough seats for the home opener as of Saturday afternoon.
The 2021 home opener was a sellout, but it was the team’s first game back in nearly two years.
Local businesses are ecstatic, even if ticket sales aren’t up to par.
“I’m going to put on my running shoes because I think it’s going to be crazy here,” said Miranda Sanders, Pile O’ Bones taproom manager.
That’s the vibe at Pile O’ Bones Brewing Company, which is only a few yards from the stadium.
Because they are so close to the field, they access the walkup crowd as people pass through on their way to Mosaic.
“Everyone comes in, they walk by, they want beers, they want the environment, and we simply love to give it to them,” Sanders said.
The brewery will be serving nachos and beer all day in true football flair, as they anticipate a large crowd.
“It’ll take some getting used to because I think we’re all a little rusty after the last couple of years.” “I believe we’re all looking forward to getting back into the swing of rRder games,” Sanders added.
The excitement of opening day extends to Bushwakkers Brewpub in the warehouse neighborhood.
“The football games are extremely beneficial to the ailing hospitality industry, particularly as we recover from the pandemic.” “We’re ecstatic that the Riders are back in action,” said Grant Frew, the Bushwakkers’ bar manager.
Rider gamedays at the Bushwakkers have a 30-year history.
A customized burger named after the opponent of the day.
The Tabby burger, with black angus beef, bacon mushrooms, and a balsamic glaze, will be served on Saturday in honor of the Tiger Cats.
“It’s almost like a mix of superstition and tradition for many folks.” “They want to come to eat the competition, devour that gameday burger named after the visiting team, and perhaps that will be their way of symbolically helping the Riders,” Frew said.
Regarding the team on the field, Frew believes everyone needs something to cheer about right now.
“As with all Rider supporters, we’re hopeful and always remain optimistic.” It’s something we’ve figured out through time.”
Source: Global News