Countdown to Gameday: Tennessee

The Mizzou Tigers kickoff this Saturday at 6:00 PM at Memorial Stadium against the Tennessee Volunteers.

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PRE-GAME ACTIVITIES:

Need information on shuttles to Memorial Stadium? Find schedules and shuttle maps here.

For all of your tailgating questions, check out Mizzou Tailgating.

Stock up on game day apparel at The Mizzou Store!

OTHER GREAT ACTIVITIES: 

Columbia Entertainment Company presents “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure”

October 31, Nov. 1, 2 at 7:30 PM, Nov. 3 at 2:00 PM

The Blue Note presents A Very Decadent Halloween

October 31 at 9:00 PM

Deja Vu Comedy presents Greg Warren

October 31, Nov 1 and 2

SPOOKtacular! at the Central Missouri Events Center

October 31 6-8 PM

Stephens College presents “The How and the Why”

October 31, Nov 1-3

21st Annual Small Farm Trade Show and Conference at the Central Missouri Events Center

November 1 and 2

The Blue Note presents NEEDTOBREATHE

November 1 at 8:30 PM

Holiday Shop Hop in The District

November 2 from 5-8 PM

The Blue Note presents the Jolly Brother’s Band

November 2 at 8:30 PM

Mojo’s presents Backroad Anthem 

November 2 at 9:30 PM

The Blue Note presents Yo Gotti: IAM Tour

November 3 at 8:30 PM

FOOTBALL FRIDAYS:

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!

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Mizzou Homecoming: It’s the Little Things

Homecoming is a big deal in Columbia, MO. We were surprised and excited yesterday when Buzzfeed posted ‘39 Things That Make You Want To Come Home To Columbia, MO.‘ The list highlighted some of the great things that make a visit to our city during Homecoming extra special. In addition to the 39 from this list, here are a few more experiences sure to make your Homecoming weekend memorable.

-Walk through The District to see all the painted windows. During Homecoming, downtown turns black and gold when student organizations paint the front windows of businesses. Paintings go up Thursday and stay through Homecoming weekend.

-Get to the game on Saturday early enough to watch the teams warm up. Then get into the spirit when Marching Mizzou comes out on the field for the pre-game show.

-It will be a little chilly this weekend for Homecoming, but that won’t stop lines from being out the door at Sparky’s Homemade Ice Cream. Home to two dozen, small-batch flavors that can range from vanilla to wasabi, it’s a vital stop on every Columbia visit.

-Love high fives? Head over to the pedestrian bridge that goes over Providence Road for Tiger Walk. Two hours before kickoff, the team and coaches walk over the bridge from the training facility to the stadium and fans line their route to see their favorite player and show their support.

-Take a short stroll on one of Columbia’s trails. We have over 40 miles of trails and the fall colors are becoming more stunning every day. Plus it’s a great way to escape the bustle of Homecoming.

-Last, but certainly not least, be a proud Missouri fan: Arrive early, Wear Gold, Be Loud, Stay Late. See you at the game!

Countdown to Gameday: South Carolina

The Mizzou Tigers kickoff this Saturday at 6:00 PM at Memorial Stadium against the South Carolina Gamecocks for the University of Missouri’s 102nd Homecoming game.

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PRE-GAME ACTIVITIES:

Need information on shuttles to Memorial Stadium? Find schedules and shuttle maps here.

For all of your tailgating questions, check out Mizzou Tailgating.

Stock up on game day apparel at The Mizzou Store!

HOMECOMING ACTIVITIES: 

October 25th 12-5 PM: Homecoming Headquarters at Reynolds Alumni Center

October 25th 6-9:30 PM: Campus Decorations in Greek Town

October 25th 9:30 – 11 PM: Spirit Rally & Campus-Wide Concert in front of the Student Center

October 26th 9:00 AM: Homecoming Parade downtown and on campus

October 26th 11 AM- 2 PM: Romp, Chomp and Stomp Tailgate on Carnahan Quad

October 26th 6:00 PM: Football vs. South Carolina at Faurot Field

For more info on the Homecoming schedule, click here.

OTHER GREAT ACTIVITIES: 

Columbia Entertainment Company presents “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure”

October 24, 25, 26 at 7:30 PM, Oct. 27 at 2:00 PM

Deja Vu Comedy presents Cowboy Bill Martin 

October 24, 25, and 26

Jazz Combos at The Bridge

October 24 at 7:30 PM

University Concert Series presents Tedeschi Trucks Band at Jesse Auditorium

October 24 at 7:00 PM

“A Catered Affair” at Macklanburg Playhouse

October 25 and 26 at 7:30 PM

Halloweenie downtown in The District 

October 25 from 4-6 PM

The Blue Note presents Watsky & WAX

October 25 at 9:00 PM

The Haunted Tour at Maplewood in Nifong Park

October 25 and 26 at 7:00 PM

The Blue Note presents Interstellar Overdrive: A Pink Floyd Tribute

October 26 at 9:00 PM

Farmers and Artisans Market at the Wabash Station

October 27 from 9 AM – 1 PM

“We Always Swing” Jazz Series presents A Night in Treme: The Musical Majesty of New Orleans in the University of Missouri’s Stotler Lounge

October 27 at 7 PM

FOOTBALL FRIDAYS:

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!

Countdown to Gameday: Florida

The Mizzou Tigers kickoff this Saturday at 11:21 AM at Memorial Stadium against the Florida Gators.

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PRE-GAME ACTIVITIES:

Need information on shuttles to Memorial Stadium? Find schedules and shuttle maps here.

For all of your tailgating questions, check out Mizzou Tailgating.

Saturday is GOLD RUSH so be sure to break out your gold! Stock up on game day apparel at The Mizzou Store.

OTHER GREAT ACTIVITIES: 

Deja Vu Comedy presents Josh Sneed

October 17, 18, 19 – 573-443-3216

Graduate Jazz Combos at The Bridge

October 17 at 7:30 PM

“A Catered Affair” at Macklanburg Playhouse

October 18, 19 at 7:30 PM, 20th at 2:00 PM

The Blue Note presents Bourbon Creek Band + Brush Creek Outlaws

October 18 at 9:00 PM

The Blue Note presents Shaman’s Harvest

October 19 at 9:00 PM

Farmers and Artisans Market at the Wabash Station Parking Lot

October 20 at 9:00 AM

Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis Walk at Stephens Lake Park

October 20 at 2:30 PM

FOOTBALL FRIDAYS:

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!

Countdown to Gameday: Arkansas State

The Mizzou Tigers kickoff this Saturday at 6:30 PM at Memorial Stadium against the Arkansas State Red Wolves.

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PRE-GAME ACTIVITIES:

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! Stock up on game day apparel at The Mizzou Store.

OTHER GREAT ACTIVITIES: 

CEC Theatre presents The Wizard of Oz

September 26, 27, 28 at 7:30 PM and 29 at 2:00 PM

Art-i-Fact MU Campus Gallery & Museum Crawl

September 26 4-8:00 PM

The Blue Note presents Randy Rogers Band

September 26 at 9:00 PM

“The Smell of the Kill” at Warehouse Theatre

September 26, 27, 28 at 7:30 PM and 29 at 2:00 PM

Food Truck Fridays

September 27 at 11:00 AM

Family Weekend Comedy

September 27 at 7:00 PM

The Blue Note presents David Nail

September 27 at 9:00 PM

Fall Fishing Event

September 28 and 29 at Bass Pro Shops

Susan Jensen, violin, Darry Dolezal, cello and Anthony Glise, guitar

September 28 at 7:30 PM

North Village Farmers and Artisans Market

September 29 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

FOOTBALL FRIDAYS:

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!

 

Countdown to Gameday: Toledo

The Mizzou Tigers kickoff this Saturday at 2:30 PM at Memorial Stadium against the Toledo Rockets.

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PRE-GAME ACTIVITIES:

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! Stock up on game day apparel at The Mizzou Store.

OTHER GREAT EVENTS:

Tomato Festival

Thursday, September 5th 4:00-7:30 PM

Norm Ruebling Band at the Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater

Thursday, September 5th 7-9 PM

The Blue Note presents The White Panda

Thursday, September 5th at 9:30 PM

First Fridays at Artlandish

Friday, September 6th

Grapegrass: A Celebration of Wine and Bluegrass

Saturday, September 7th at Les Bourgeois in Rocheport

Taste of Local Missouri Food Festival

Saturday, September 7th 4-8 PM

The Blue Note presents Dumptruck Butterlips 

Saturday, September 7th at 9:00 PM

Visit the Convention and Visitors Bureau’s website for the complete calendar of events!

FOOTBALL FRIDAYS:

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!

Getting Around On Game Day

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!

Countdown to Gameday: Murray State

The Mizzou Tigers kickoff this Saturday at 6:00 PM at Memorial Stadium against the Murray State Racers.

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PRE-GAME ACTIVITIES:

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

FOOTBALL FRIDAYS:

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!

Columbia: How Do I Get There?

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.

By Land

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!

By Sea

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!

Until Next Season…

Now that the Tigers have wrapped up their 2012 football season, the time has come to bid our readers farewell until next summer. We’ve so enjoyed sharing what makes Columbia so fantastic during football season (and during the rest of the year) and hope that you’ve found new restaurants, traditions and more reasons to love Columbia.

During the off-season, we hope you’ll join us on our every day blog, Gotta Go CoMo. This blog keeps you updated on all things Columbia throughout the year. We’d love to see you there.

Until next season, there’s just one thing to say.

Go Tigers!