Thousands cheer on the Regina Rams at U Prairie Challenge kick-off event

Posted: September 20, 2022 3:45 p.m.

The Regina Rams charge the field for their first game of the U Prairie Challenge.
The Regina Rams charge the field for their first game of the U Prairie Challenge. Credit: Michael Bell

Two fans at the Rams game.

Fans and students made sure to document the official launch of the U Prairie Challenge presented by SaskMilk as they poured into Confederation Park Saturday afternoon for the Alumni & Community tailgate party presented by URAA (University of Regina Alumni Association). Credit: Michael Bell

Large group of students and fans having fun at Rams tailgate party.

The tailgate party was a prelude to the Rams’ first big U Prairie Challenge football game against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. The festivities brought out close to 1,000 people, including fans of both schools. Credit: Michael Bell

Canadian rapper Roy Wood$ on stage.

During a special performance on the Original 16 Stage, Canadian rapper Roy Wood$ hyped up the crowd ahead of the game. Credit: Michael Bell

Students at Mosaic Stadium for Rams game.

As kickoff neared, fans decked out in swag to show their support for their favourite teams began filtering into Mosaic Stadium. Credit: Michael Bell

Rams charging the field at start of game at Mosaic Stadium.

The Rams charged the field in a flurry of fireworks and smoke, exciting the more than 7,000 people in the stands. It’s one of the biggest crowds to ever to take in one of their games. Credit: Michael Bell

Music artist Justin LaBrash on stage at halftime show at Rams game.

Saskatchewan country music artist Justin LaBrash played the halftime show. Credit: Michael Bell

Rams fans smiling at Mosaic Stadium.

The fans were all smiles as the Rams led the Huskies for most of the evening. Credit: Michael Bell

Rams and Huskies players on field.

After defensive struggle, the Huskies scored a field goal with just two seconds left on the clock to win 11-10. The Rams will be looking for retribution in Saskatoon on October 15 during their second and final U Prairie Challenge game of the season against the Huskies. Credit: Michael Bell

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