From the University of Missouri
With the start of 2013 spring football less than a month away (first practice is set for March 12th), the University of Missouri Department of Athletics has finalized season ticket prices for the upcoming 2013 season – MU's second in the Southeastern Conference.
Mizzou will play one of the top home schedules in the SEC in 2013. The home slate includes five bowl teams from a year ago, with four of those winning 10 or more games, including Florida, South Carolina and Texas A&M (each went 11-2), while Arkansas State was 10-3 in 2012. Toledo went 9-4 a year ago as well. Texas A&M features the reigning Heisman Trophy winner in QB Johnny Manziel, and he will be the first defending Heisman winner to set foot on Faurot Field since Billy Sims of Oklahoma in 1979.
General public season ticket prices will remain at the 2012 rate of $379, as will student tickets ($240 for football/basketball combo pack, $160 for football-only). Last season, when Mizzou sold out its season ticket allotment for the first time ever, those two core groups comprised nearly 70 percent of season ticket purchases (32,701 of 46,786 total in 2012).
"We're very pleased to hold our season ticket prices steady for the vast majority of our customers," said Deputy Athletic Director Doug Gillin. "Football ticket revenue is such a vital component of our budget, yet we have to be sensitive to the challenges the economy has presented for so many people. Overall, it is very important to offer an exciting schedule at a reasonable price for our fans, and we feel we continue to do that here," he said.
Of course, there are many different affordable seating plans available for all Tiger fans. Prices for other areas in 2013 include Tiger Zone, located in the south stands ($288), and the popular Family Fun Pass ($750), which includes five season tickets in a special section.
Faculty/staff and young alumni (the previous three graduating classes) will be $288 this season which represents a slight increase from 2012 prices, but is still a 25 percent discount from the general public rate. Additionally, faculty/staff receive a special benefit with a 50 percent discount with the Tiger Scholarship Fund – meaning a TSF donation of $100 is credited as $200.
Other section prices include $800 for Touchdown Terrace seating, and $500 for Tiger Lounge and Suites.