New stadium, new chapter for 52-year Roughriders season-ticket holder

Purse was invited to flip the coin in the Riders’ first game in the new Mosaic against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. (submitted)

By Devin Heroux, CBC News, June 30, 2017 

‘Make sure you stand up for your team,’ says longtime fan Margaret Purse

Taking one last photo of the multi-coloured seats from a place she’s all too familiar with, Margaret Purse says her final goodbye to the place where she’s watched Roughriders football for more than 50 years.

“I feel kind of sad in a way,” Purse said.

“I know the new stadium is marvelous and you can’t believe but it’s a more homey feel here. You got the sense that everyone was here because they truly wanted to be here.”

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