Football fan primer – Mizzou vs. No. 7 Georgia

From the University of Missouri

The Missouri football team (1-0) will play host to the No. 7 Georgia Bulldogs (1-0) this Saturday, marking the first Southeastern Conference league game in Mizzou history. The game will air on ESPN2 and will kick off at 6:45 p.m. CT. The best source for updated game day information, including maps, traffic flow, parking, tailgating information and much more is

  • TIGER WALK – Approximately two hours and 15 minutes prior to kickoff (4:30 p.m. this Saturday), the Mizzou team will arrive via bus at the Mizzou Athletics Training Complex. Don't miss the opportunity to join in on this game day tradition that has become a fan favorite and welcome the team and coaches as they cross the Tiger Walk Bridge, spanning Providence Road, and walk down behind the stadium to their locker room.
  • GOLD RUSH - All fans are encouraged to wear gold to all of the Tigers' games, with the exception of the annual Blackout game. This week's game is the annual Gold Rush game, with commemorative t-shirts available at the Tiger Team Store. The Tiger Team Store, located on the North concourse of Memorial Stadium, will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Additionally, the Tiger Team Store located in the lobby of Mizzou Arena will be open on Saturday from Noon until kickoff. The Team Store will feature two new locations on game days this season, giving fans the opportunity to purchase Mizzou gear at both Lot J and Lot X. Both locations will be open at Noon.
  • TICKETS SOLD OUT – Tickets for this game have sold out entirely. The Mizzou Arena Ticket Office will open at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday for those needing to pick up their purchased tickets.
  • PARKING INFORMATION – Parking lots will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday. For information on general public parking, visit Tailgating tents should not exceed 10'x10' and may not be set up prior to Saturday when the parking lots open. RV lots will open at 6 p.m. on Friday evening. Fans can park in any general public lot (Reactor – GP, Dalton – GP, Maryland Ave. Garage, Lot M – Disability Friendly [ADA Hang Tags Only] and Parking Structure #7 during any home game this season for $25. For a complete map of the public parking areas, click here.
  • PASS OUTS – This is a reminder that there are NO pass outs at our football games. For many years our fans have had the chance to enter the stadium for the start of the game, exit at some point and re-enter. That will not be possible for the 2012 season and going forward, per SEC policy. We know this will be an adjustment for some of you, and we appreciate your understanding.
  • BAND - Our fans will notice that Marching Mizzou has relocated to sections CC and DD on the East side stands, which will put them together with our students. We believe this will allow for the sound to be heard much better throughout the stadium and it will give the band easier access to and from the field for performances, as well as providing greater exposure on televised games.
  • SMOKING POLICY - We do not provide smoking areas either in or around our athletic facilities. Effective July 1, 2014, the entire University of Missouri will be "smoke free". This is a reminder that fans will not be able to exit our facilities to smoke and reenter. We appreciate your cooperation with the University's mission to create a healthier Mizzou.
  • FIELD SAFETY - A reminder to fans, for your safety and the safety of those around you, please stay away from the field following the completion of the game. Those entering the field may be subject to arrest and permanently expelled from the stadium. Additionally, the University would be subject to a major fine is such an incident occurs.
  • ARRIVE EARLY – Due to the large crowd that is expected, fans are encouraged to arrive early and make plans to enter the stadium early. Long lines can form outside of the stadium just before kickoff, and with security checks of bags, it can take awhile to get into the stadium. The stadium gates will open at 4:30 p.m.
  • BE LOUD, BE RESPECTFUL, BE RESPONSIBLE – Fans make a difference for the team when they're loud. Along with that, fans are always expected to be respectful of those around them and to be responsible with their actions.
  • GAME DAY TEXTING SYSTEM– Fans who have an issue or concern within Memorial Stadium on game day are encouraged to utilize the game day text messaging system. By texting "MIZFAN (space) issue and location" to 51234, the appropriate personnel will be dispatched to aid in resolving the issue in a timely manner. The system is primarily for facility, security or medical issues. Standard text messaging rates apply.
  • MIZZOU STATS APPLICATION - For the third straight year, fans will be able to use their iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to get updated stats and information throughout the game. Developed by TapStats, the application provides real-time stats to fans for all Tiger home games in football and men's and women's basketball. The application, which is the same system utilized in the Memorial Stadium Press Box, is available at the iTunes application store for $4.99. Fans with iTunes already installed on their computers, iPads, iPhones or iPods can click here to view the application.
  • MIZZOU FAN FEEDBACK FORUM - Have a question about Mizzou Athletics, or an opinion to share about an experience at a Tiger home game? Fans are invited to share these with the Athletic Department by visiting, and clicking on the "Fan Forum Feedback" button, located on the front page, to let us know what you think. You may also email any comments or questions to After each game the most common fan questions are noted and addressed.
  • MIZZOUGAMEDAY.COM - Fans can get all of the information they need to attend a Tiger Football game in Memorial Stadium by going to the new and improved Everything from parking and tailgating information to maps and Mizzou traditions can be found in that one convenient location. After the game, submit your favorite game day photos for a chance to win autographed memorabilia. Follow us on Twitter @mizzougameday for up to the minute parking, traffic and game day information. 
  • FOLLOW MIZZOU ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER – Fans can share their experience, including photos and video, of their day at the game on Mizzou's page on Facebook. For more frequent updates, including text messages to your phone, fans can follow the Tigers on Twitter.
  • MIZZOU PRIDE POINTS – Remember our Pride Points that encompass all of the above:
    • Wear Gold
    • Be Responsible
    • Arrive Early/Stay Late
    • Celebrate Our Traditions
    • Respect The Game