Game Day Information
University policies regarding alcohol served at tailgating activities on football Saturdays
Formal Tailgate Activities (Large Groups and/or Corporate Sponsored Events)
The University has designated the Hearnes Center Fieldhouse as the primary location for formal tailgate activities and permits are issued to groups serving alcohol in this area. Pursuant to Section 1:080 of the MU Business Policy and Procedure Manual, permits to serve alcohol on University property are issued by the Office of Administrative Services. The Intercollegiate Athletic Department and/or Office of Administrative Services is responsible for ensuring the existence of appropriate University permits for functions occurring in these areas. Where alcohol is sold and/or admission charged for the formal tailgate event, an appropriate liquor license is required. MUPD personnel are responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable state and federal laws and for addressing any other safety concerns consistent with normal practices.
Informal Tailgating Activities (Individuals, Families and Small Groups)
Pursuant to Section 110.050 of the Collected Rules and Regulations, the Chancellor has designated the parking areas on campus routinely used for football parking (both donor and general public parking areas) as permissible locations for informal tailgate activities. Formal permits are not required. On home football game days, alcoholic beverages may be served in such areas; provided, however excessive quantities of alcohol will not be permitted in any vehicle or in any of the parking lots. At informal tailgating activities, no direct or indirect sales of alcohol are permitted. MUPD personnel are responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable state and federal laws and for addressing any other safety concerns consistent with normal practices.
Alcohol Inside the Stadium
Pursuant to contractual agreements, beer and wine is permitted only in the Private Suites and Tiger Lounge. MUPD will assist Athletic Department personnel when requested to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and for addressing any other safety concerns consistent with normal practices.
Commercial activity or solicitations are not allowed on campus. Please contact the University of Missouri Business Services Department at (573) 882-7254. Keg or other bulk quantities of alcohol are not permitted in any vehicle, or in any of the parking lots surrounding Memorial Stadium. University regulations and state statutes on drug and alcohol consumption will be strictly enforced. Failure to comply can lead to confiscation of alcohol and fines. Any person damaging University property will be responsible for the cost of repairs; including damages to grass from cooking grease and sprinkler damage.
BBQ grills and generators are strictly prohibited in all parking garages. Where allowed, all BBQ grills, propane or otherwise, should be attended to at all times. Grills on trailers may not be driven onto green spaces. Fires built on the ground and open fire pit devices are strictly prohibited.
The use of motorized recreational vehicles, including four-wheelers, golf carts, gators, scooters, etc. is prohibited.
Pets are not allowed to run at large in tailgating areas and must be on a leash at all times. Animals shall not be left unattended or secured to university property. Please clean up after your pet.
Tailgating amenities, including furniture, grills, generators, or satellite dishes, may not obstruct sidewalks, drive lanes, or pedestrian walkways.
Dispose of all trash in trash or recycling receptacles located throughout the parking lots. Hot coals must be doused and properly disposed of in specially designed coal bins throughout the parking lots to prevent fires.
The University of Missouri, Mizzou Athletics, and the University Police Department reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at any time - inappropriate behavior will result in the permanent loss of all parking and tailgating privileges. The University of Missouri is not responsible or liable for accidents, damage, loss or theft of materials/items/personal property. In case of emergency, call 911. For nonemergencies call University Police at (573) 882-7201.
Make your tailgate party one to remember with the Mizzou Experience. Located in the Hearnes Fieldhouse, it is the perfect way to entertain family, friends and business associates before the game without the worry of cooking, clean-up, or inclement weather. Doors open three hours prior to kick-off and features performances by Mizzou cheerleaders, the Golden Girls, Marching Mizzou, and Truman the Tiger; it's everything you need for a true Mizzou Experience!
With packages available for groups of any size and more than two dozen caterers to choose from, the Mizzou Experience is perfect for groups of all types. To reserve your spot for your group, call the Marketing Department at Mizzou at (573) 884-7238 and ask for tailgate information on the Mizzou Experience.
Entry is permitted into both RV lots beginning at 6pm on the Friday evening before game day. Please, do not block the entrance before entry time or stage on campus prior to 6pm. On game-day, entry is permitted beginning at 8am. Please be aware of the game-day traffic in and around the parking lots and stadium. PLAN TO ARRIVE EARLY.
When is the Tiger Walk?
Tiger Walk – when the football team arrives at the Mizzou Athletic Training Complex and walks across the Pedestrian Bridge and down the south tunnel to its locker room – occurs two hours before kickoff.
I have questions about parking, where can I learn more?
Visit www.mizzougameday.com for updated information about parking for each game.
Why are some games only offered on Pay-Per-View TV?
It is ALWAYS the desire of the Department to have games shown on network TV for maximum exposure (and revenue generation). The Department pursues Pay-Per-View options only after the Department of Athletics is informed that a game will not be "picked up" by network television (per the Big 12 Conference TV contract). Once the league's TV partners pass on a game, the only two options are either "no TV" or PPV. With demand for the Tigers at an all-time high, it is the desire of MU to make the game available to as many fans and alumni as possible across the country. If a game is chosen for PPV telecast, information will be posted to mutigers.com. Fans and alumni may also call your respective cable operators or satellite providers for more information on availability in your viewing area.
What is the size restriction policy for items brought into Memorial Stadium? Why was it implemented?
It was recommended for security measures and fan comfort that the size of items being brought into Faurot Field not exceed 18" x 16" x 9". Eighteen inches is the average seat width at Faurot Field. Mizzou Athletics must discourage the use of oversized chairback seats as they can often impose on other fans' seat widths sitting nearby.
What is the gameday tent policy?
Tents should not exceed 10' x 10' and should be placed immediately in front of or behind your vehicle so as to not impede traffic flow. Tents will only be allowed in parking lots (and adjacent grass areas) from those with parking passes in those respective lots. In other words, fans may not erect tents in lots in which they do not purchase a parking pass. All parking lots at MU are student parking lots until the morning of the game. In addition, as game day approaches the Athletic Department works diligently to prepare the lots for our 60,000+ anticipated guests each Saturday (including mowing, clean-up, temporary restroom placement, etc.). These practices have been impeded by advance tent set-up in previous seasons. Tents may not be set up in advance of game day and not until the lots open on Saturday. Parking spaces and tent locations are first-come, first-served for those holding the proper parking pass hangtags in each lot once the lots open on game days, not before. All donor parking lots are now secured (i.e. blocked off) on Fridays beginning at 7pm. Cars are not allowed in the lots before the designated Saturday opening times after this time. Cars that are left in the lots overnight on Fridays will be towed. RV's are the only exceptions and are allowed in designated pass-holder lots beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Fridays.
Why did Mizzou develop a plan for responsible tailgating?
Tailgating and picnicking before Mizzou athletic events has increased in popularity over the last several years and we anticipate that it will continue to grow in the future. Increased participation has led to more safety concerns and damage to the campus. The plan for responsible tailgating was developed to help ensure that the game day experience includes friendly, fun, safe and family-oriented activities celebrating a day of athletic competition.
What steps should I take in setting up my tent/canopy?
Tents and canopies should be anchored appropriately (e.g., sandbags, water barrels, stakes-not in asphalt.) Unanchored tents/ canopies easily can blow over and present a safety hazard as well as causing damage to property. Tents and canopies cannot exceed 10 ft. by 10 ft. and must be an extension of your vehicle.
Can you explain the purpose of the alcohol-free zone and tell me where it is?
The alcohol-free zone is meant to prevent the presence of open containers. There is a parking lot on the corner of Stadium Blvd. and Monk Drive that is monitored as a alcohol-free zone. We have increasing interest in the team and pregame activities and want to keep areas as "family friendly" as possible.
If I am not allowed to use a generator, what are my options?
We suggest marine batteries or inverters.
What size pit/grill may I use?
Large pits are not allowed in tailgating areas. As a general rule, if it takes more than 2 people to carry it in, it will be too large for the area. The size and weight of the rigs could cause danger to our greenspace and trees, as well as cause a risk to the pedestrian areas. Our goal is to have as many Mizzou fans as possible enjoying the unique atmosphere of tailgating.
How should I dispose of hot coals?
Hot coals must be doused and properly disposed of in specially designated coal bins to prevent fires. Fires built on the ground and open fire pit devices are prohibited.
Where can people with disabilities park and still have easy access to Memorial Stadium?
Individuals with disabilities may park on the corner of Stadium Drive and Mick Deaver Drive or on the east side of the Hearnes Center in the designated parking areas for $15 per game. Questions concerning Accessible Parking, please call (573) 882-6501.
Where are restrooms located?
Permanent restroom facilities are located in the Hearnes Center and Memorial Stadium offers bathroom facilities outside gate 2E and 2W up until 15 minutes before gates open. Portable toilets are located throughout the Sports Park.