I attended a luncheon for the local media that was put together by the University of Missouri. They football coach Gary Pinkel say a few words. Pinkel wants all fans wearing gold on Saturday as Mizzou shoots for 70,000 fans against Bowling Green.
Director of Athletics Mike Alden said Faurot Field hasn’t seen more than 62,000+ fans for the first home game in recent years and while Alden admits, hoping for 70,000 may be a little high, he said it will be fun to try to get there. The home record is 73,655 when Mizzou played Bama in the 1978 opener.
In addition to seeing the Big 12 offensive player of the week in Blaine Gabbert and the #25 Tigers, fans will be treated to a new video board and sound system and a B-2 flyover.
The Missouri Department of Athletics has announced that general admission hillside tickets to Mizzou’s game against Bowling Green will be available for purchase beginning at 8 a.m. today, September 9. General admission tickets will be available initially by phone and in-person only beginning at 8 a.m., with GA tickets becoming available for purchase online at mutigers.com later in the day on Wednesday.
Fans can purchase tickets by calling 1-800-CAT-PAWS (884-PAWS in mid-Missouri) or in person at the Mizzou Arena Ticket Office.