Mizzou Football opens its second season as members of the prestigious Southeastern Conference with a non-conference matchup this Saturday, Aug. 31, as the Tigers prepare for Murray State at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. CT and will be available via Pay-Per-View. The opening game of the Tigers' 2013 campaign is also Military Appreciation Day. The best source for updated game day information, including maps, traffic flow, parking, tailgating information and much more is mizzougameday.com.
TIGER WALK - Approximately two hours and 15 minutes prior to kickoff (3:45 p.m. this Saturday), the Mizzou team will arrive via bus at the Mizzou Athletics Training Complex (MATC). Don't miss the opportunity to join in on this game day tradition that has become a fan favorite. Join hundreds of Tiger fans 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.
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE - Fans who haven't purchased their tickets yet still have the opportunity to do so, as many great seats are still available for the season opener. Fans can purchase general admission tickets for $24. Additionally, the Fox Sports 4-Pack is still available through Friday (not available on game day), allowing fans to be able to purchase four reserved tickets for just $99, a savings of $97 off the regular price. Fans can order via phone at 1-800-CAT-PAWS, online at mutigers.com and ticketmaster.com, or in person at the Mizzou Arena Ticket Office. The Memorial Stadium and Mizzou Arena ticket offices will open at Noon on Saturday.
MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY - Mizzou fans should be sure to reach their seats ahead of the playing of the National Anthem to see the pre-game Armed Services Tribute. A special presentation will also occur at half time as a Bald Eagle will soar through Faurot Field. The half time festivities will also feature a patriotic performance by Marching Mizzou and Missouri high school bands.
PAY-PER-VIEW - The Murray State game will be televised via pay-per-view on participating cable and satellite providers with production from Fox Sports. The game will be available in High Definition on participating providers. Suggested price for residential purchase is $39.95. The telecast will be available on a specially designated pay-per-view channel. Information about how to purchase the telecast, including a list of participating providers, is available at MUTigers.com.
CONSTRUCTION UPDATES - Due to ongoing construction on Memorial Stadium's east side, Mizzou fans are asked to pay careful attention to added signage and directions posted throughout the facility. Continue to visit @mizzougamedayon football game days for additional updates on the east side construction.
East Ramp Closed: The ramp which allowed movement between the south side and east side of the stadium has been closed. A temporary stairwell has been constructed to provide access directly south of the previous stairwell near Gate 6E and Mick Deaver.
Gate 2E: In an effort to assist guests who access the east side of the stadium, this gate has been temporarily expanded for the 2013 season. When approaching the stadium from the east side, please follow any directional signage in order to expedite entry into the stadium. Please plan on allowing extra time for entering the stadium from the east side.
Gates 3E, 4E, 5E and 6E: These gates will all remain open during construction and will remain the designated entry point for students. When approaching the stadium from the east side, please follow any directional signage in order to expedite entry into the stadium. Please plan on allowing extra time for entering the stadium from the east side.
PARKING INFORMATION - Parking lots will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday. For information on general public parking, visit mizzougameday.com. Tailgating tents should not exceed 10'x10' and may not be set up prior to Saturday when the parking lots open. Truman's Landing (for all RVs) will open at 6 p.m. on Friday evening. Fans can park in any general public lots, which include a small lot to the immediate south of Truman's Landing on Research Park Drive, as well as in the Dalton Parking Lot located to the north of Truman's Landing on Research Park Drive. The Tiger Ave. Garage and Parking Structure #7 are also available during any home game this season on a first come, first served for a fee of $25. Complete parking information is available in detail at mizzougameday.com.
NEW LOT FORMER LOT
Lot N Formerly Lot O-RV
Founder's Lot Formerly Lot VIP
Lot Z Formerly North section of Lot X
TQBC Lot Tiger Quarterback Club (Formerly Lot J)
Truman's Landing Formerly Lot R-RV
MIZZOU EXPERIENCE AND KIDS CARNIVAL – Fans and children can take part in the Mizzou Experience and Kids Carnival prior to kickoff (3-6 p.m.) inside the Hearnes Center Fieldhouse. The event includes an inflatable bounce house, face painting and balloon artists. A big-screen TV will be on hand to help attendees keep track of other games around the country!
MIZZOU STATS APPLICATION – A new, free, in-game statistical distribution system is in place for Mizzou fans during home events. MizzouStats.com can be accessed from desktop and mobile devices, with the mobile website available to most smart phones and tablets (Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, etc.). The TapStats mobile application used in previous years on iOS devices will no longer be in service.
MIZZOUGAMEDAY.COM - Fans can get all of the information they need to attend a Tiger Football game at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium by going to the new and improved mizzougameday.com. Everything from parking and tailgating information to maps and Mizzou traditions can be found in that one convenient location. Follow us on Twitter @mizzougameday for up to the minute parking, traffic and game day information.
WEAR GOLD - All fans are encouraged to wear gold to all of the Tigers' games, with the exception of the annual Blackout game. The Tiger Team Store, located on the North concourse of Memorial Stadium, has plenty of gold-colored merchandise on sale, with the store opening 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. Temporary Tiger Team Store locations will also be available near Lot TQBC, Lot M and Lot X on gameday.
FREE MIZZOU VOLLEYBALL ACTION - The Mizzou volleyball team will open its 2013 season with the annual Tiger Invitational this weekend at the Hearnes Center. Mizzou will play South Dakota and Pittsburgh at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., respectively, on Friday before playing Idaho State and Arkansas State at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively, on Saturday. Admission to all matches will be free of charge. Fans looking for parking on Saturday can either use their football parking pass and fans without a football pass are encouraged to park in Conley Avenue Garage or Turner Avenue Garage on the Mizzou campus. Fans will be just a short walk down Maryland Avenue from the Hearnes Center.
PASS OUTS - This is a reminder that there are NO pass outs at Mizzou 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 no longer became a possibility last season, per SEC policy, and will continue for 2013 and going forward. We know this will continue to be an adjustment for some of you, and we appreciate your understanding.
SMOKING POLICY - As of July 1, 2013, the University of Missouri has become a smoke-free campus. In order to promote an enjoyable game day experience for everyone, smoking is not permitted in Memorial Stadium or in the surrounding parking lots. For more information you can visit smokefree.missouri.edu.
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 a while 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 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 mutigers.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. After each game the most common fan questions are noted and addressed.
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: