One of the first parts of your game day experience is getting to the stadium, tailgate or restaurant where you’ll start your day! Columbia is easy to navigate and most places take 15 minutes to less to get to, but there are plenty of ways to make it easier to get your game day off to a great start!
If You’re Driving
There are a couple of options for parking on game day. If you’re meeting up with friends or family down in The District, there are plenty of spaces and garages to meet your needs. From The District, it’s an easy walk through campus to get to Memorial Stadium.
There are also on campus options for parking. Seven garages and a variety of other lots are open and provide and fun place to tailgate and a faster walk to the game.
Let Someone Else Do the Driving!
One of the easiest ways to get from points across Columbia to Memorial Stadium on game day is the Spirit Bus! Routes run from downtown as well as many local hotels. Check the site for schedules for each game so you know when they’ll pick you up!
Columbia is also home to a variety of taxi services. You can have them take you from the hotel and they will also pick you up in The District after the game at one of the designated taxi stands.
Columbia is a fantastic place to enjoy tailgating, a football game and post-game celebrations. Don’t forget to plan your transportation for before and after the game for a complete game day experience!
The Mizzou Tigers kickoff this Saturday at 6:00 PM at Memorial Stadium against the Murray State Racers.
Need information on shuttles to Memorial Stadium? Find schedules and shuttle maps here.
For all of your tailgating questions, check out Mizzou Tailgating.
Don’t forget to wear gold! Can’t find your favorite gold t-shirt? The Mizzou Store has you covered!
OTHER GREAT EVENTS:
Deja Vu Comedy Club presents Sean Kent
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Maplewood Barn Theatre presents “On Golden Pond”
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 8:00 PM
The Blue Note presents 9th Street Summerfest featuring Dr. Zhivegas
Friday, August 30th at 7:00 PM
Hometown Festival at Bass Pro
Saturday and Sunday 12:00-5:00 PM
The Blue Note presents Home Tone Records Showcase
Saturday, August 31st at 8:00 PM
90’s Night at Mojo’s
Saturday, August 31 at 9:30 PM
Epic Mud Run at the Midway Expo Center
Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1
It’s Football Friday, every Friday of home football games at the Walton Building! Be sure to stop by the Walton Building, location of the Convention and Visitors Bureau on Friday for visitor information and cookies!
Now that the Mizzou Tigers are entering their second year in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), things are more busy than ever! One of the biggest things you’ll notice when visiting Columbia this football season is the renovations currently underway at Memorial Stadium!
Here’s a list of the plans for expansion and renovation:
- East Side expansion: Addition of an upper bowl with over 5,000 general admission seats and a club level with over 1,000 club seats, as well as associated amenities including restrooms, concessions, back-of-house kitchen and club lounges. Additionally, circulation space will be added on the main concourse. Anticipated completion for the 2015 season.
- West Side press box renovation: Move the existing press functions up to level 6 and enclose. Upgrade level 5 to include new premium seating options. Update the amenities in the existing premium spaces. Anticipated completion for the 2013 season.
- North concourse: Move the Rock M and berm closer to the North end zone to provide improved game-day experience for fans, while expanding north concourse for improved spacing. Anticipated completion for the 2013 season.
- Miscellaneous structural repairs throughout stadium. Anticipated completion for the 2013 season.
As you can see, many of these improvements have already been completed in anticipation of the 2013 football season. The Rock M hill has been shifted down to create a larger concourse, the west tower renovations are complete and the towers that will support the east side bowl renovation are already going up.
These football improvements are part of an athletics overhaul that will include updates to University Field, Taylor Stadium, the Mizzou Tennis Complex and more. As always, it’s a great time to be a Tiger!
If you’re from out of town, and especially if you’ve never headed to Columbia before, this post is for you! Sure you have your tickets, but now you have to make your travel plans. So just how do you get here? We’re glad you asked.
Columbia is conveniently located right in the center of Missouri. We’re an easy two-hour drive from either St. Louis or Kansas City and the stadium is easily accessible from both Interstate 70 and Highway 63. If you’re flying into St. Louis or Kansas City, it’s easy to rent a car and make the trip! Then, bam….you’re in Tiger country.
In the Air
Columbia Regional Airport is located a fast 10 miles south and has American Airlines service through both Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago. Every day it gets easier to fly right into Columbia and get your weekend started!
Of course, you can also fly into St. Louis or Kansas City, both of which are home to international airports. If you’d rather not have to navigate Columbia, MO-X Shuttle will take you from the gate straight to your hotel. These easy options make getting to Columbia a breeze!
Ok, so you can’t really get here on the water. But if you want to learn how to navigate the sea of people (see what we did there?) on game day, check back next week for our post on getting around once you’ve arrived. See you then!
The students are back! And we’re less than three weeks from football season. 15 days to be exact.
This year, Columbia will play host to seven home football games and we couldn’t be more excited. The season kicks of on August 31st against Murray State and includes visits from SEC opponents Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas A&M.
From Mizzou traditions and tailgating to game day details and transportation information, we’ll bring you everything you need to make sure you enjoy your time in Columbia and even help you plan a return trip!
Plus, we’re always here on Twitter and Facebook to answer all your questions…football related or not.
Also, if you’re a Tiger fan heading to away games this season, we’ll be reaching out to our fellow SEC Convention and Visitors Bureaus to give you the inside scoop on what you can do in their cities. Stay tuned for those posts as the games get closer.
Tiger fans, Vols fans, Gator fans, any fans! We hope you’ll find this helpful in planning your Columbia trip. We’re so excited to welcome you here!