Tickets for MU’s first game in Kansas City sixty years went on sale this morning. The Tigers will face Arkansas St. on Saturday, September 3 at 11AM. Tickets are as cheap as $20 and as expensive as $35.
The game was originally scheduled to be a road game for MU, but Arkansas St. agreed to have the game moved from Jonesboro, Arkansas to Kansas City, which will likely give them a much bigger payday after the gate money has been collected. Missouri was interested in playing at Arrowhead as long as they didn’t have to give up a home game.
MU Director of Media Relations said, “We don’t want to (give up) any of our home games. We make a good portion of our operating budget from home game ticket sales, concessions, novelties, parking, that type of thing. We’d hate to take a game away from that and our local business operators.”
No one involved would have any problem with a sell out crowd of over 79,000, but the less-than marquee match up on Labor Day weekend might not produce a packed house. How many size crowd do officials expect?
Moller wasn’t sure, “I don’t know that there’s a hard number that we’re focusing on. We’re just hopeful that everyone will be excited about the start of the season and we get a great crowd out there.”
The last time Missouri played in Kansas City, they came away with a 33-12 win over 16th ranked Kansas on November 24, 1945.