FAN PRIMER - MIZZOU vs. TEXAS TECH Saturday's home finale is BLACKOUT and Senior Day at The Zou
Mizzou will recognize 26 seniors on Saturday
Nov. 17, 2011
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri football team (5-5, 3-4 Big 12) closes out their home schedule on Saturday with a Senior Day matchup against the Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-5, 2-5 Big 12). Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. CT and will air on ABC. The best source for updated game day information, including maps, traffic flow, parking, tailgating information and much more is mizzougameday.com.
BLACKOUT – All fans are encouraged to wear BLACK on Saturday as part of the annual BLACKOUT game. Official BLACKOUT merchandise is available at the Tiger Team Store, located on the North Concourse of Memorial Stadium. The store will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Additionally, the Tiger Team Store located in the lobby of Mizzou Arena will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. until kickoff.
TIGER WALK – Approximately two hours and 15 minutes prior to kickoff (12:15 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.
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE – Fans who haven’t purchased their tickets yet still have the opportunity to do so, as great seats are still available for this contest, including general admission hillside seats for only $15. Fans can order via phone at 1-800-CAT-PAWS, online at mutigers.com and ticketmaster.com, or at the Mizzou Arena Ticket Office.
SENIOR DAY – Fans will want to get to their seats early on Saturday in time for a pregame ceremony honoring the Tigers’ 2011 Senior Class. The 26 seniors will be part of an on-field recognition before the game.
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. RV lots will open at 6 p.m. on Friday evening. Fans can park in any general public lot during any home game this season for $20.
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 gates of Memorial Stadium will open at 1 p.m. The ticket offices at both Faurot Field and Mizzou Arena will open at 8 a.m. All Will Call will be located at the Faurot Field Ticket Office.
VOLLEYBALL VS. TEXAS – The Mizzou Volleyball team will host Texas at the Hearnes Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Fans are invited to cheer on the Tigers following the football game. Admission to the volleyball match is free.
MIZZOU STATS APPLICATION – For the second 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.
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.
BE LOUD, BE RESPECTFUL, BE RESPONSIBLE – Fans make a difference for the team when they’re loud, and they are encouraged to continue to help make ‘The Zou’ one of the toughest places in which to play for opponents. Along with that, fans are always expected to be respectful of visitors and those around them and to be responsible with their actions.
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.
NEW 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 mizzougameday.com. 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 Zou’ on Mizzou’s page on Facebook. For more frequent updates, including text messages to you phone, fans can follow the Tigers on Twitter. Fans can also get updated play-by-play by following the Mizzou Game Day account, @MIZLive. For real-time information on traffic, parking and other happenings around Faurot Field, follow @MizzouGameday.
MIZZOU PRIDE POINTS – Remember our Pride Points that encompass all of the above:
Arrive Early/Stay Late
Celebrate Our Traditions
Respect the Game
O-RV & X-RV Lots Open
O-RV & X-RV/Bus Open
Donor Parking Lots/General Public/
Accessible Lots Open
Tiger Team Store Opens @ Memorial Stadium
Ticket Office Opens at Faurot Field and Mizzou Arena
Faurot Field – Will Call & Game Day Sales
Mizzou Arena – Kansas & Basketball Sales
Tiger Team Store Opens @ Mizzou Arena
Tiger Walk – Faurot Field West Parking Lot
Press Box opens for Suite/Tiger Lounge ticket holders