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Game Day FAQs
Formal Tailgate Activities (Large Groups and/or Corporate Sponsored Events)
The University has designated the Hearnes Center Fieldhouse as the primary location for formal tailgate activities and permits are issued to groups serving alcohol in this area. Pursuant to Section 1:080 of the MU Business Policy and Procedure Manual, permits to serve alcohol on University property are issued by the Office of Administrative Services. The Intercollegiate Athletic Department and/or Office of Administrative Services is responsible for ensuring the existence of appropriate University permits for functions occurring in these areas. Where alcohol is sold and/or admission charged for the formal tailgate event, an appropriate liquor license is required. MUPD personnel are responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable state and federal laws and for addressing any other safety concerns consistent with normal practices.
Informal Tailgating Activities (Individuals, Families and Small Groups)
Pursuant to Section 110.050 of the Collected Rules and Regulations, the Chancellor has designated the parking areas on campus routinely used for football parking (both donor and general public parking areas) as permissible locations for informal tailgate activities. Formal permits are not required. On home football game days, alcoholic beverages may be served in such areas; provided, however excessive quantities of alcohol will not be permitted in any vehicle or in any of the parking lots. At informal tailgating activities, no direct or indirect sales of alcohol are permitted. MUPD personnel are responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable state and federal laws and for addressing any other safety concerns consistent with normal practices.
Alcohol Inside the Stadium
Pursuant to contractual agreements, beer and wine is permitted only in the Private Suites and Tiger Lounge. MUPD will assist Athletic Department personnel when requested to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and for addressing any other safety concerns consistent with normal practices.
- Tailgating Reminders
- Mizzou Experience
Commercial activity or solicitations are not allowed on campus. Please contact the University of Missouri Business Services Department at (573) 882-7254. Keg or other bulk quantities of alcohol are not permitted in any vehicle, or in any of the parking lots surrounding Memorial Stadium. University regulations and state statutes on drug and alcohol consumption will be strictly enforced. Failure to comply can lead to confiscation of alcohol and fines. Any person damaging University property will be responsible for the cost of repairs; including damages to grass from cooking grease and sprinkler damage.
BBQ grills and generators are strictly prohibited in all parking garages. Where allowed, all BBQ grills, propane or otherwise, should be attended to at all times. Grills on trailers may not be driven onto green spaces. Fires built on the ground and open fire pit devices are strictly prohibited.
The use of motorized recreational vehicles, including four-wheelers, golf carts, gators, scooters, etc. is prohibited.
Pets are not allowed to run at large in tailgating areas and must be on a leash at all times. Animals shall not be left unattended or secured to university property. Please clean up after your pet.
Tailgating amenities, including furniture, grills, generators, or satellite dishes, may not obstruct sidewalks, drive lanes, or pedestrian walkways.
Dispose of all trash in trash or recycling receptacles located throughout the parking lots. Hot coals must be doused and properly disposed of in specially designed coal bins throughout the parking lots to prevent fires.
The University of Missouri, Mizzou Athletics, and the University Police Department reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at any time - inappropriate behavior will result in the permanent loss of all parking and tailgating privileges. The University of Missouri is not responsible or liable for accidents, damage, loss or theft of materials/items/personal property. In case of emergency, call 911. For nonemergencies call University Police at (573) 882-7201.
Make your tailgate party one to remember with the Mizzou Experience. Located in the Hearnes Fieldhouse, it is the perfect way to entertain family, friends and business associates before the game without the worry of cooking, clean-up, or inclement weather. Doors open three hours prior to kick-off and features performances by Mizzou cheerleaders, the Golden Girls, Marching Mizzou, and Truman the Tiger; it's everything you need for a true Mizzou Experience!
With packages available for groups of any size and more than two dozen caterers to choose from, the Mizzou Experience is perfect for groups of all types. To reserve your spot for your group, call the Marketing Department at Mizzou at (573) 884-7238 and ask for tailgate information on the Mizzou Experience.
Entry is permitted into both RV lots beginning at 6pm on the Friday evening before game day. Please, do not block the entrance before entry time or stage on campus prior to 6pm. On game-day, entry is permitted beginning at 8am. Please be aware of the game-day traffic in and around the parking lots and stadium. PLAN TO ARRIVE EARLY.
When is the Tiger Walk?
Tiger Walk – when the football team arrives at the Mizzou Athletic Training Complex and walks across the Pedestrian Bridge and down the south tunnel to its locker room – occurs two hours before kickoff.
I have questions about parking, where can I learn more?
Visit www.mizzougameday.com for updated information about parking for each game.
Why are some games only offered on Pay-Per-View TV?
It is ALWAYS the desire of the Department to have games shown on network TV for maximum exposure (and revenue generation). The Department pursues Pay-Per-View options only after the Department of Athletics is informed that a game will not be "picked up" by network television (per the Big 12 Conference TV contract). Once the league's TV partners pass on a game, the only two options are either "no TV" or PPV. With demand for the Tigers at an all-time high, it is the desire of MU to make the game available to as many fans and alumni as possible across the country. If a game is chosen for PPV telecast, information will be posted to mutigers.com. Fans and alumni may also call your respective cable operators or satellite providers for more information on availability in your viewing area.
What is the size restriction policy for items brought into Memorial Stadium? Why was it implemented?
It was recommended for security measures and fan comfort that the size of items being brought into Faurot Field not exceed 18" x 16" x 9". Eighteen inches is the average seat width at Faurot Field. Mizzou Athletics must discourage the use of oversized chairback seats as they can often impose on other fans' seat widths sitting nearby.
What is the gameday tent policy?
Tents should not exceed 10' x 10' and should be placed immediately in front of or behind your vehicle so as to not impede traffic flow. Tents will only be allowed in parking lots (and adjacent grass areas) from those with parking passes in those respective lots. In other words, fans may not erect tents in lots in which they do not purchase a parking pass. All parking lots at MU are student parking lots until the morning of the game. In addition, as game day approaches the Athletic Department works diligently to prepare the lots for our 60,000+ anticipated guests each Saturday (including mowing, clean-up, temporary restroom placement, etc.). These practices have been impeded by advance tent set-up in previous seasons. Tents may not be set up in advance of game day and not until the lots open on Saturday. Parking spaces and tent locations are first-come, first-served for those holding the proper parking pass hangtags in each lot once the lots open on game days, not before. All donor parking lots are now secured (i.e. blocked off) on Fridays beginning at 7pm. Cars are not allowed in the lots before the designated Saturday opening times after this time. Cars that are left in the lots overnight on Fridays will be towed. RV's are the only exceptions and are allowed in designated pass-holder lots beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Fridays.
Why did Mizzou develop a plan for responsible tailgating?
Tailgating and picnicking before Mizzou athletic events has increased in popularity over the last several years and we anticipate that it will continue to grow in the future. Increased participation has led to more safety concerns and damage to the campus. The plan for responsible tailgating was developed to help ensure that the game day experience includes friendly, fun, safe and family-oriented activities celebrating a day of athletic competition.
What steps should I take in setting up my tent/canopy?
Tents and canopies should be anchored appropriately (e.g., sandbags, water barrels, stakes-not in asphalt.) Unanchored tents/ canopies easily can blow over and present a safety hazard as well as causing damage to property. Tents and canopies cannot exceed 10 ft. by 10 ft. and must be an extension of your vehicle.
Can you explain the purpose of the alcohol-free zone and tell me where it is?
The alcohol-free zone is meant to prevent the presence of open containers. There is a parking lot on the corner of Stadium Blvd. and Monk Drive that is monitored as a alcohol-free zone. We have increasing interest in the team and pregame activities and want to keep areas as "family friendly" as possible.
If I am not allowed to use a generator, what are my options?
We suggest marine batteries or inverters.
What size pit/grill may I use?
Large pits are not allowed in tailgating areas. As a general rule, if it takes more than 2 people to carry it in, it will be too large for the area. The size and weight of the rigs could cause danger to our greenspace and trees, as well as cause a risk to the pedestrian areas. Our goal is to have as many Mizzou fans as possible enjoying the unique atmosphere of tailgating.
How should I dispose of hot coals?
Hot coals must be doused and properly disposed of in specially designated coal bins to prevent fires. Fires built on the ground and open fire pit devices are prohibited.
Where can people with disabilities park and still have easy access to Memorial Stadium?
Individuals with disabilities may park on the corner of Stadium Drive and Mick Deaver Drive or on the east side of the Hearnes Center in the designated parking areas for $15 per game. Questions concerning Accessible Parking, please call (573) 882-6501.
Where are restrooms located?
Permanent restroom facilities are located in the Hearnes Center and Memorial Stadium offers bathroom facilities outside gate 2E and 2W up until 15 minutes before gates open. Portable toilets are located throughout the Sports Park.
The Big 'M'
The Big 'M' is located in Memorial Stadium. It was initially a freshmen stunt pulled in 1927 when they stacked up giant stones in the north end zone the night before the Homecoming game. That night, it took them just an hour to construct the Big 'M'. The night before MU/Nebraska game in 1950s, Nebraska fans snuck into Memorial Stadium and changed the "M" to an "N". Groundskeeper noticed it and gave students in the Laws and Lathrop residence halls free Cokes and tickets to football game if they helped fix it. Now, it is tradition for freshmen to whitewash the rocks each fall.
Why are we the Tigers?
Missourians defended Columbia against bands of guerillas from both the Union and the Confederate during the Civil War. However, they never had to actually fight because they earned a reputation for being as "fierce as Tigers" and the name stuck and became our University's mascot. The name for Truman the Tiger was in honor of President Harry S. Truman and came into existence in the mid-1980s.
The rivalry between Missouri and Kansas dates back to pre-civil war days, during the "Border Wars," and so how appropriate for the next "wars" to take place on the college football gridiron. In 1891, the next installment of the border battle began, as the Tigers would face the kU Jayhawks on a different field, the college football gridiron. This rivalry would also become the oldest college football rivalry west of the Mississippi River.
Perhaps because of this intense war between the states, the battle always took place at a neutral site. Most of the games took place in Kansas City, with one game moved to St. Joseph, MO. Due to legislation handed down by the NCAA, the game had to be moved to a new battlefield, the campus football fields. At this time, Missouri trailed in the series by a count of 12-3-5 so there was a need to renew some excitement to this series.
Chester L. Brewer, MU's Director of Athletics, had a vision. His vision, to add some excitement to the rivalry, was to invite alumni to "come home" for the game. As part of this celebration of "coming home," there was a parade and spirit rally to coincide with the actual game. In 1911, with a spirit rally, parade and more than 9,000 fans packed into Rollins Field (current site of Stankowski Field), the tradition of "Homecoming" at the University of Missouri and has served as a model for the various Homecoming celebrations that take place across the nation.
The Homecoming celebration at Mizzou has become a grand tradition and one of MU's largest events, as well as in the nation. Recently, the University of Missouri's Homecoming celebration was named thebest Homecoming in the nation--the only school to hold such an honor--and has been named a model Homecoming program, by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Carrying on the spirit of the event it started, Mizzou still has its annual parade and spirit rally. Homecoming at Mizzou has broken the world's record for the largest peacetime blood drive on a college campus, and has included large emphasis on community service, campus decorations, talent competition, Homecoming hall of fame and many other activities. Each year, thousands of students, alumni and friends "come home" to celebrate the tradition of Homecoming. We hope to see you all in the fall.
Homecoming 1929, vs. Nebraska (University Archives, C:0/49/2)
MU Football team, 1910 (1910 Savitar pg. 124)
Art Students' Homecoming Parade Float, 1954 (University Archives, C:0/3/8)
The Missouri Student Welcomes MU Graduates to Homecoming, 1933 (University Archives, C:0/49/2)
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An ATM machine is located outside the stadium on the west side near Gate 3. There is an additional ATM machine located on the west concourse of the Hearnes Center.
All bags and hand-carried items will be inspected prior to entry into the stadium. Items can be no larger than 16" by 18" by 9".
Cameras are restricted in Memorial Stadium; large-lens cameras with a stand or tripod are not permitted. Video cameras are not permitted. Personal snapshot pocket cameras are allowed in the stadium, however, in no instance may photography interfere with access ways, seat aisles, or other guests' enjoyment of the game. Note: Secondary use of any pictures, audio description, film, tape or drawing of the game are the exclusive rights of the NCAA.
For $35 for the season, enjoy the comfort and convenience of a Tiger Chairback. Tiger Chairbacks are thick cushioned, back supporting seats that are permanently installed at your seating location for the season. To order call 573-884-PAWS or 1-800-CAT-PAWS. Temporary seat cushion rentals are also available for $5 throughout the East & West Concourses on game day. If you wish to bring your own chairback, it may not be larger than the size requirements of 16" by 18" by 9".
MIZZOU Athletics offer complimentary admission to children ages 2 and under, provided they are accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. These children must sit on a lap and not occupy an additional seat.
Stands are located on the North, East, West, and South Concourses. Stands include a variety of menus and are titled Stadium Diner, Sideline Grill, End Zone Grill, Taste of Missouri, and Tiger Treats. In addition there are vendors located on the main concourse.
Courtesy Shuttles are available from each lot to the south and east of Memorial Stadium to designated points throughout the stadium. This service will operate ninety minutes before, during half-time, and one hour after the game. Accessible shuttles will operate between the Hearnes Center Accessible parking area (east side) and Gate 1. Due to the heavy pedestrian traffic flow, courtesy shuttles will not be able to operate to or from the west side of Memorial Stadium. Pre-game shuttles are also available from Lot U and Lot X to Gate 1. Lot U and Lot X shuttles will only operate before the game- -not after. Look for shuttle pick-up signs at the entrance of your lot.
Accessible Individual Game Tickets
A limited number of accessible individual game tickets are placed on sale in early July through the Mizzou Ticket office. Guests in need of accessible seats may contact the Mizzou Ticket Office at 1-800-CAT-PAWS to place an order for tickets.
Animals are not permitted in Memorial Stadium with the exception of service animals and service animals in training. Please be sure to check with the stadium before bringing any service animals to the game. For more information, please contact the Department of Athletics at 573.882-6501.
Closed Captioning Service
Closed Captioning is available for guests via the Video Board located at the North end of the stadium.
Disabled Seating Information
There are disabled seats (wheelchair convertible) dispersed throughout the bowl area. Disabled seating and access are fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For further location of access appropriate options, please contact the Mizzou Ticket Office at 1-800-CAT-PAWS.
Restrooms are located throughout the concourse at Memorial Stadium and are all ADA-compliant. Most restrooms throughout the facility are equipped with baby-changing tables.
Should a guest need access to wheelchair space and accessible seating on a temporary basis, accommodations may be made through the Mizzou Ticket Office. Tickets may only be exchanged based on availability of existing accessible seats. Due to high demand, accessible seating will run out. We recommend you contact the Mizzou Ticket Office as soon as you know you will be in need of assistance. Please call the Ticket Office at 1-800-CAT-PAWS to report your need for accessible seating and to check availability.
A limited number of wheelchairs are available for transporting guests from the gates to their stadium seating location. Guests are asked to supply their own wheelchair if they need one for the duration of the event. Guests may arrange for wheelchair assistance by contacting an event staff member at any entrance. Guests needing assistance after the event should contact an event staff member, security personnel or visit one of the Guest Services Centers located on the concourse behind Sections OO/PP, O/P. Guests in suite and club areas should contact the event staff on their level to request a wheelchair escort or additional assistance.
EExiting the Stadium
Guests will leave the facilities via the gates in which they entered. No guests are permitted on the field.
In case of evacuation, instructions will be given over the public address system. Gate personnel and ushers will assist directing fans to the appropriate location.
Only guests with valid tickets or credentials are permitted into Memorial Stadium. Mizzou Athletics reserves the right to inspect and remove any bag or its contents.
All tickets will be electronically scanned to verify authenticity. Tickets must be scanned each time a patron enters or exits the stadium. Tickets which have been logged in upon entry cannot be reused by another guest. Patrons assume all risks for tickets purchased through sources other than the Mizzou Athletics Ticket Office.
The emergency first aid station in located on the West Concourse below the John J. Lenox Memorial Press Box. Paramedics are also located throughout the stadium on foot. Please contact the nearest Guest Services Booth, security officer, or usher for assistance.
Gates will open ninety minutes prior to game time. Reserved ticket holders may enter at any gate, except for Gates 3E and 4E. It is recommended that guests enter the gate closest to their seat location. Family Fun Pass ticket holders should enter at Gates 6E or 6W. Student ticket holders can only enter through Gates 3E, 4E, 5E and 6E. Tiger Lounge ticket holders and suite holders may enter at the John J. Lenox Memorial Press Box, main entrance is located between gate 3W and 5W.
Guests needing assistance are encouraged to speak with one of our Event Staff representatives or visit one of our Guest Services booths located near section P/Q on the west concourse and section RR/SS on the east concourse. These booths are staffed to answer questions about a wide variety of services and items including: Lost and Found Items, Lost Guests, Wheelchair service to and from seats, and Convenience items.
In the event of inclement weather, (i.e. dangerous winds, tornado, electrical storm, etc.) all guests will be advised that it is in their best interest to seek shelter. Emergency instructions will be delivered via the public address system and the message boards when possible.
LLost and Found
Lost and found services are maintained at the Guest Services Booths on the east and west concourses during the game. Following the game, found items will be recorded by MIZZOU Athletics and delivered to the University of Missouri Police Department. Please call (573) 882-7201 to retrieve your lost item. If you find a misplaced item, please turn it in to the nearest Guest Services booth or Event Staff representative.
Children and adults separated from their parties will be escorted to the nearest Guest Services booth. For assistance in locating a lost member of your party, contact the nearest Event Staff representative or security officer. Both Guest Services booths offer wristbands to children and adults that will identify the seat location should you become separated from your party.
The Tiger Team Store is located on the North Concourse and is open from 9:00am through the end of the game. Outside access to the store will be changed to inside access at game time. Also, a Nike tent will be set up inside Gate 1 on the North Concourse with the latest Mizzou Nike merchandise. Additional Missouri apparel and novelty items are available on the East and West Concourses.
Game Day programs are sold inside each gate around the main concourse. The cost is $5.
Public Pay telephones are located across from the Guest Services booths on both the east and west concourses.
Tiger Network broadcasts for all Tiger Football games will begin 60 minutes prior to kickoff with "The Voice of the Tigers" Mike Kelly, Pre-game host, Gary Link, and Howard Richards.
The Southeastern Conference mandates that once admitted to the stadium, no ticket holder shall be permitted to leave and re-enter the facility on that ticket. In the event of inclement weather, home-team game management reserves the right to waive this policy..
Temporary Restrooms are provided in designated parking areas. Stadium restrooms that open to both the concourse and parking areas will be switched from outside access to inside access 15 minutes prior to gates opening. Baby changing stations are available in most restrooms.
Smoking is not permitted in Memorial Stadium. In order to promote an enjoyable game day experience for everyone, you must leave the stadium through the specified pass-out gates, obtain a hand stamp/pass out and present a valid ticket stub and pass out for re-entry.
The University of Missouri is committed to promoting a postive environment and safety at all home events. In accordance with NCAA and Big 12 rules, we ask that all fans act responsibly and courteously to those around you. Abusive language or disorderly conduct is unacceptable and unwelcome at MIZZOU. Any spectator who interferes with the game by coming onto the field or by throwing objects on the field at any time will be removed from the stadium. Your cooperation is appreciated.
TThrowing of Objects
Throwing of items will not be tolerated. The offender will be removed from the stadium and is subject to arrest. Guests ejected from the stadium/venue will not be refunded for their tickets, and may result in cancellation of tickets. A police officer does not have to see the activity to have the individual removed from Memorial Stadium.