Fan Primer: Mizzou Softball, Baseball and Track & Field



April 30, 2014

COLUMBIA, Mo. – As fans prepare to travel to Columbia for Thursday’s game (7 p.m.) between No. 13 Mizzou Softball and No. 6 Alabama and the ensuing series(Friday-Saturday), the following Mizzou Baseball series vs. Vanderbilt (Friday-Sunday) and Mizzou Track & Field’s Tom Botts Invitational (all day Saturday), those planning to be in attendance are asked to take note of several pieces of gameday information.

Mizzou Softball takes on the Crimson Tide on Thursday at 7 p.m. (on ESPN), Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. (on ESPNU). Mizzou Baseball will be hosting the Commodores at Taylor Stadium from Friday-Sunday, with Friday’s first pitch set for 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday’s games get started at 2 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively. Mizzou Track & Field will conduct the Tom Botts Invitational in Walton Stadium all day Saturday.

TICKETS - Tickets for Softball vs. Alabama can be purchased in advance by calling 1-800-CAT-PAWS, or visiting Please be aware that a very limited number of tickets remain for Friday and Saturday’s games against Alabama. Softball fans picking up tickets from will call must do so at the ticket office located at the main entrance to University Field, which opens 1.5 hours prior to first pitch.

Tickets for Baseball vs. Vanderbilt can also be obtained in advance through the ticket office. Baseball fans purchasing or picking up tickets must do so at the ticket office located at the main entrance to Taylor Stadium, which opens 2.5 hours prior to first pitch.

Additionally, tickets for Track & Field’s Tom Botts Invitational Dual against Wisconsin can only be purchased on the day of the event. Track & Field fans purchasing or picking up tickets must do so at the ticket office located between the main entrance to Taylor Stadium and the southeast entrance to Walton Stadium.



All fans can pick up tickets Wednesday-Thursday at the Mizzou Arena Ticket Office from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

PARKING - Please note that Carrie Francke Drive will be closed between University Field and Research Park Drive on Thursday (beginning at 5 p.m.), Friday (beginning at 5 p.m.) and Saturday (beginning at 11 a.m.) in an effort to safely accommodate high levels of pedestrian traffic.

All traffic (with the exception of softball Lot U permit holders who must enter Carrie Francke Drive from Stadium Boulevard) should enter the area by way of Providence Road rather than Stadium Boulevard. A map denoting parking in the vicinity of Taylor Stadium, University Field and Walton Stadium can be found here.

Fans are encouraged to use available general parking at Truman’s Landing and use the provided shuttle service. Single-day Lot U permits will not be sold.

SHUTTLE – A shuttle service will be provided for fans throughout the weekend. The softball tram will begin running 1.5 hours prior to each game. For baseball, the shuttle will begin 2.5 hours prior to first pitch. Shuttling will run for one hour after the completion of games. Shuttle stop locations can be located on the parking map here.

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