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The Mizzou Tigers Kick off this Saturday, 11:00 AM, against the Vanderbilt Commodores.




Looking for a hotel room? If you’re having a hard time finding a room, call the City Contact Center at 573-874-CITY (2489) and ask for hotel availability.


  • Park downtown [parking garages are free on Saturdays] and walk to the stadium
  • Park downtown and catch a shuttle to the stadium
  • Check to see if your hotel is on a shuttle route

Shuttle information and routes can be found at

{Shuttles cost $1.50 each way, exact change is needed}

Find new game day gear here:

Grab a bite to eat: Look through our list of restaurants located in  opens in a new windowThe District for lunch or dinner after the game.



Be prepared: be sure to follow the bag policy; the following options are allowed into the stadium:

  • Bags must be clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and not exceeding 12″ x 6″ x 12″
  • One-gallon, clear plastic freezer bags
  • Small clutch bags that do not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″
  • An institutionally approved logo no larger than 4.5″ x 3.4″ on one side of permissible clear bag


A few tailgating notes:

  • Tailgating sites open at 8 AM
  • Tiger Walk occurs 2 hours and 30 minutes before kick off – this year Tiger Walk will begin at the corner of Mick Deaver and Champions Dr. and will be followed by a free concert from Murphy’s Ford in the free fan fest area on Mick Deaver Drive, east of the stadium



  • The stadium opens 90 minutes before kick off
  • Keep any pets on a leash
  • Drones are not allowed to be flown on campus
  • If you don’t have your own, ask a parking attendant for a free blue recycling bag
  • Make sure you have designated drivers if you serve alcohol at your tailgate
  • Just follow the rules and have fun!


Make this: Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites




Our  opens in a new windowTiger Tailgating Pinterest board has more ideas for game day recipes, tailgating tips and games, and more.



We hope you’ll take some extra time to explore Columbia while you’re here for the game! Here’s what is going on around town this weekend:



Sans Merci 
Thursday – Sunday 7:30 PM
Warehouse Theatre
Kelly, a survivor of rape and attempted murder by South American revolutionaries, is visited three years after the attack by the conservative mother of Tracy, the other victim. Slowly, the survivor and mother negotiate their grief at losing Tracy and discern the truth. They explore their dangerous humanitarian mission and all that happened on that final day.

Opera Scenes
Friday – Saturday 7:30 PM
Rhynsburger Theatre
The World Premiere performances of “A Certain Madness” by MU student composer Hans Bridger Heruth. Based on the novels of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, “A Certain Madness” sees Sherlock and Watson attempt to solve a murder with the help of an unlikely ally – a medium! The program will also include selected scenes from a wide range of operatic repertoire.

Sounds of Japan
Saurday 7 PM
Missouri Theatre
Columbia Chorale with special guests Osuwa Taiko Drumming from St. Louis
Columbia Chorale officially opens its 40th season with Sounds of Japan, a Japanese-themed concert featuring special guests the Osuwa Taiko Drumming Ensemble. The taiko’s deep, thunderous sound was traditionally used to communicate among neighboring villages and to intimidate enemies in warfare, but is now a celebrated artform worldwide. This concert uniquely blends Eastern and Western music and rhythm to depict a universal musical language that transcends borders and cultures.



Mojo Risin’: A Tribute to The Doors 9 PM at Rose Music Hall
The Follow 5 PM at Rose Music Hall

Molly Gene Doom Blues Duo + Devourist + Degrave 8:30 PM at Rose Music Hall
Brassfield 8 PM at Nash Vegas
BootCut Band 8 PM at Dive Bar

Saliva Unplugged 7 PM at The Blue Note
Katie Thiroux 3:30 PM at Murry’s


Columbia Farmers Market
Saturday 8AM – 12PM
Parkade Center
Experience the taste of mid-Missouri at the Columbia Farmers Market! Find us every Saturday from 8am to noon (mid-March-mid-November) in our new temporary location, the northeast Parkade Center’s parking lot (601 Business Loop 70W). Fresh vegetables & fruit, meat, farm fresh eggs, cheeses, honey, cut flowers, plants, artisan items & more. As a producer-only market, everything sold here is offered by the farmers and artisans who help sustain our region. SNAP (food stamps) accepted at all markets. Live music every Saturday! Rain or Shine!

Celebrating the Founding of Smithton
Sunday 12PM – 2PM
33 East Broadway
Celebration of the Founding of Smithton with speakers beginning at 12:30.






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Call 573-874-CITY (2489)
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