Do not taunt hungry stadium.

Surprising absolutely no one, deputy city manager Brent Sjoberg announced today that the city has chosen PCL Construction to lead the development of our new stadium.

Sjoberg provided no drawings or details of what the winning design will look like. All he could confirm was that the new design will not look like the concept image above. So purge that picture from your mind because it’s outdated. It’s so 2013.

And whatever you do don’t stick your finger in that stadium because I hear it’s angry about becoming a stadium-passé .

Sjoberg said that the city is still working towards contract and financial close with PCL and that won’t be completed until May. At that time stadium designs will be revealed and details of the deal will be made public. He did confirm that the project is still on track to be brought in on time and on budget and said that by “on budget” he means the $278 million cap that was set for the stadium project.

Sjoberg said he expects work on the new stadium to start as soon as possible once the construction season begins.

PCL will be acting as the construction and finance lead on the project. Rounding out their team: HKS Sports &Entertainment will be their lead design engineer and sports architect, B+H Architects will be the architects of record while TD Securities will be their financial advisors.

PCL beat out teams led by Bouygues Construction Graham Community Partners and Clark Builders – Turner Construction. Council delegated selection of the stadium developer to an evaluation group which was chaired by Sjoberg and consisted of representatives from the City of Regina administration, the Roughriders and the Regina Exhibition Association Ltd.

We’ll post more details when they’re available.