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FAN PRIMER – MIZZOU VS. SOUTH CAROLINA

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Press Release University of Missouri: 

No.5 Mizzou Football is set to take its undefeated 7-0 record up against No. 20South Carolina (5-2) in the University of Missouri's 102nd celebration ofHomecoming, kicking off at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, from FaurotField/Memorial Stadium. The Southeastern Conference matchup will be televisedon ESPN2. The best source for updated game day information, including maps,traffic flow, parking, tailgating information and much more is mizzougameday.com.

 

HOMECOMING– The102nd Homecoming at Mizzou brings more fans and more excitement to Columbia andMemorial Stadium. Help set "The Black & Gold Standard" by taking part inthe many festivities in and around campus. The morning of game day, be sure tohead downtown for the annual Homecoming Parade, which begins at 9 a.m. Find outmore at Mizzou.com/Homecoming.

 

ARRIVEEARLY- Due to the large crowd that is always expected and the additional fans intown for Mizzou's 102nd Homecoming, fans are encouraged to arrive early andmake plans to enter the stadium early. Long lines can form outside of thestadium just before kickoff, and with security checks of bags, it can take awhile to get into the stadium. The stadium gates will open at 4:30 p.m.

 

TIGERWALK- Approximately two hours and 15 minutes prior to kickoff (4:15 p.m. thisSaturday), the Mizzou team will arrive via bus at the Mizzou Athletics TrainingComplex (MATC). Don't miss the opportunity to join in on this game daytradition that has become a fan favorite. Join hundreds of Tiger fans andwelcome the team and coaches as they cross the Tiger Walk Bridge, spanningProvidence Road, and walk down behind the stadium to their locker room.

 

TICKETSSTILL AVAILABLE– A limited number of reserved seats for the Tigers' matchup with the Gamecocksremain, with the tickets available for $75. Orders can be made via phone at1-800-CAT-PAWS, online at mutigers.com, or in person at the Mizzou Arena TicketOffice. The Memorial Stadium and Mizzou Arena ticket offices will open at 2p.m. on Saturday.

 

MIZZOUWRESTLING - MizzouWrestling will be hosting its Black and Gold Match and Conference Ring Ceremonyat the Hearnes Center, on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. Admission is FREE. Fansshould take note that parking is only available in campus garages andelsewhere, as the lots around the Hearnes Center will already be open forfootball parking. The first 500 fans will receive a limited edition posterfeaturing past Tiger wrestlers. Join us in the Hearnes Center Fieldhouse afterthe match for an autograph session with current and alumni wrestlers.

 

PARKINGINFORMATION– All parking lots will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Tailgating tents should notexceed 10'x10' and may not be set up prior to Saturday when the parking lotsopen. Fans are reminded that fire pits are prohibited in parking areas.

 

Separately,Truman's Landing will open at 6 p.m. on Friday evening; with RV stagingbeginning at 2 p.m. Fans are not permitted to setup at Truman's Landing beforethe lot opens at 6 p.m.

 

Fanscan park in any general public lots, which include a small lot to the immediatesouth of Truman's Landing on Research Park Drive, as well as in the DaltonParking Lot located to the north of Truman's Landing on Research Park Drive.The Tiger Ave. Garage and Parking Structure #7 are also available during anyhome game this season on a first come, first served for a fee of $25. Completeparking information is available in detail at mizzougameday.com.

 

NEWSPEAKERS - Newspeakers have been added in the area immediately behind the south end zone. Theintention of these speakers is to enhance the student-athletes' on-fieldexperience. These speakers will be used both pre-game and in-game. Pre-game,the speakers will play music used by the Mizzou Football program during itswarm-up period. In-game, these speakers will amplify the band. During thepre-game portion, these speakers will be playing different elements than themain sound system located in the north video board, possibly causinginterference.

 

TIGERTAILGATE RADIO SHOW FROM THE HEARNES CENTER'S WEST LAWN – The TigerTailgate Radio Show, presented by St. Louis RV, on the Mizzou Radio Network isevery Tiger fan's chance to get ready for the game, with each hour-long showbeginning two hours prior to home kickoffs (4 p.m. on Saturday). Hosted by BradTregnago, weekly appearances are made by Voice of the Tigers Mike Kelly andbroadcast partner Howard Richards, as well as other Mizzou personalities.Broadcast from the Hearnes Center's west lawn, fans can get in on the actionwith prize giveaways each week.

 

MIZZOUEXPERIENCE AND KIDS CARNIVAL – Fans and children can take part in theMizzou Experience and Kids Carnival prior to kickoff (3 p.m.-6 p.m.) inside theHearnes Center Fieldhouse. The event includes an inflatable bounce house, facepainting and balloon artists. A big-screen TV will be on hand to help attendeeskeep track of other games around the country!

 

CONSTRUCTIONUPDATES- Due to ongoing construction on Memorial Stadium's east side, Mizzou fans areasked to pay careful attention to added signage and directions postedthroughout the facility. Continue to visit @mizzougamedayonfootball game days for additional updates on the east side construction.

 

East Ramp Closed: The ramp whichallowed movement between the south side and east side of the stadium has beenclosed. A temporary stairwell has been constructed to provide access directlysouth of the previous stairwell near Gate 6E and Mick Deaver.

 

Gate 2E: In an effort toassist guests who access the east side of the stadium, this gate has beentemporarily expanded for the 2013 season. When approaching the stadium from theeast side, please follow any directional signage in order to expedite entryinto the stadium. Please plan on allowing extra time for entering the stadiumfrom the east side.

 

Gates 3E, 4E, 5E and 6E: These gates willall remain open during construction and will remain the designated entry pointfor students. When approaching the stadium from the east side, please followany directional signage in order to expedite entry into the stadium. Pleaseplan on allowing extra time for entering the stadium from the east side.

 

MIZZOUSTATS APPLICATION– A new, free, in-game statistical distribution system is in place for Mizzoufans during home events. MizzouStats.com can be accessedfrom desktop and mobile devices, with the mobile website available to mostsmart phones and tablets (Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, etc.). The TapStatsmobile application used in previous years on iOS devices will no longer be inservice.

 

MIZZOUGAMEDAY.COM - Fans can getall of the information they need to attend a Tiger Football game at FaurotField/Memorial Stadium by going to the new and improved mizzougameday.com. Everything fromparking and tailgating information to maps and Mizzou traditions can be foundin that one convenient location. Follow us on Twitter @mizzougameday for up to theminute parking, traffic and game day information.

 

WEARGOLD- All fans are encouraged to wear gold to all of the Tigers' games, with theexception of the annual Blackout game. The Tiger Team Store, located on theNorth concourse of Memorial Stadium, has plenty of gold-colored merchandise onsale, with the store opening at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Additionally, the TigerTeam Store located in the lobby of Mizzou Arena will be open on Saturday from 1p.m. until kickoff. Temporary Tiger Team Store locations will also be availablenear Lot TQBC, Lot M and Lot X (open at 1 p.m.) on game day.

 

PASSOUTS- This is a reminder that there are NO pass outs at Mizzou football games. Formany years our fans have had the chance to enter the stadium for the start ofthe game, exit at some point and re-enter. That no longer became a possibilitylast season, per SEC policy, and will continue for 2013 and going forward. Weknow this will continue to be an adjustment for some of you, and we appreciateyour understanding.

 

SMOKINGPOLICY- As of July 1, 2013, the University of Missouri has become a smoke-free campus.In order to promote an enjoyable game day experience for everyone, smoking isnot permitted in Memorial Stadium or in the surrounding parking lots. For moreinformation you can visit smokefree.missouri.edu.

 

BELOUD, BE RESPECTFUL, BE RESPONSIBLE - Fans make a difference for the teamwhen they're loud. Along with that, fans are always expected to be respectfulof those around them and to be responsible with their actions.

 

GAMEDAY TEXTING SYSTEM -Fans who have an issue or concern within Memorial Stadium on game day areencouraged to utilize the game day text messaging system. By texting"MIZFAN (space) issue and location" to 345678, the appropriatepersonnel will be dispatched to aid in resolving the issue in a timely manner.The system is primarily for facility, security or medical issues. Standard textmessaging rates apply.

 

MIZZOUFAN FEEDBACK FORUM- Have a question about Mizzou Athletics, or an opinion to share about anexperience at a Tiger home game? Fans are invited to share these with the AthleticDepartment by visiting mutigers.com, and clicking on the "Fan ForumFeedback" button, located on the front page, to let us know what youthink. You may also email any comments or questions to fanfeedback@missouri.edu. After each gamethe most common fan questions are noted and addressed.

 

FOLLOWMIZZOU ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER - Fans can share their experience,including photos and video, of their day at the game on Mizzou's page on Facebook. For morefrequent updates, including text messages to your phone, fans can follow theTigers on Twitter.

 

MIZZOUPRIDE POINTS- Remember our Pride Points that encompass all of the above:

WearGold

BeResponsible

ArriveEarly/Stay Late – Support Mizzou by cheering until the final whistle!

Celebrateour Traditions

Respectthe Game

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