April 9, 2012
Columbia, Mo. - A full plate of activities for all ages is planned for this Saturday in Columbia, in association with the annual spring football game.
The headline event on Saturday, April 14th, is the Black & Gold Spring Game, which is set for a 1 p.m. kickoff at Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field. The scrimmage will bring the 2012 spring practice period to a close. Admission to the scrimmage is just $3, or three canned food items, which benefit The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri. Collection bins will be located at all west-side stadium entrances (no admittance or seating on the east side of the stadium). Tickets can be purchased at the stadium beginning at 10:30 a.m. on game day at the ticket office located on the north side of the stadium.
At halftime of the game on Saturday, the much-anticipated new Nike uniforms for five Mizzou teams will be unveiled, including football, men's basketball, women's basketball, soccer and volleyball. Fans can also purchase merchandise featuring the new look at the Tiger Team Store after halftime.
The Black & Gold Spring Game, including the halftime 4-14-12 uniform unveiling, will be streamed live on the Mizzou Network to subscribers.
Prior to the scrimmage, fans of all ages are invited to check out the Fan Zone on the North Concourse of the stadium. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., and running until kickoff, the Fan Zone will feature a fun mix of free interactive games, activities and exhibits for children and adults. A sampling includes pictures with Truman the Tiger and the Helmet Car, face painting, inflatable games and much more.
For the bargain hunters out there, the Tiger Team Store will be holding its popular spring sale at the Memorial Stadium store. The sale, which features 25-80% off Mizzou gear, as well as authentic game-worn jerseys and other equipment room items from all sports, runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 13th, and again from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, April 14th.
Parking for the spring game is open and free to the public, with the exception of Lot S, located behind the south endzone stands, and Lot B, located at the northeast corner of the stadium, will be the primary disability friendly lot. All other lots around the stadium complex are open for fan parking.
Other events taking place Saturday on the Mizzou campus include exciting action with the top-10 Mizzou Softball team against Texas Tech (2:00 p.m. at University Field), as well as the Tom Botts Invitational hosted by Mizzou Track & Field (10 a.m. at Walton Stadium).