Mizzou Tailgating

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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.


Tailgating reminders


Mizzou Experience

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.


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