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Columbia Excited to Welcome the SEC Track & Field Championships!

April 30, 2013

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Columbia is thrilled to have the opportunity to host the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Outdoor Track & Field Championships this year! This event is a great chance for you and your family to enjoy a weekend full of world-class athletic competition.

When: May 9-12, 2013

Where: Audrey J. Walton Stadium on the University of Missouri campus.

Tickets: Only available at the gate. All session tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for youth. Single session tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth.

Parking: Dedicated parking is available for the competing teams, and specific lots are reserved for use by meet officials, volunteers, media, etc. General-public parking is designated on the map below.

This year’s event will showcase some of the most talented collegiate student-athletes on the nation. 81 total current or former SEC student-athletes competed in track & field at the London Olympics. In 2012, athletes from the SEC excelled in the NCAA Championships with the Florida Men’s team taking the team title, LSU Women’s team taking the team title and over 100 combined All-Americans.

To find out when your favorite event is taking place, check out the schedule. You can also track live results during the event.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic event having its first time in Columbia. We hope you’ll take the time to explore the rest of our city while you’re here, so take some time to experience our delicious local restaurants, vibrant downtown area and beautiful parks and trails. You can plan the rest of your visit on our website.

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Happy Homecoming Mizzou!

October 22, 2012

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When Chester Brewer invited Mizzou alumni to ‘come home’ for the football game against Kansas in 1911, no one could have guessed what a national sensation homecoming would be over 100 years later.  What began on Rollins Field on the University of Missouri campus is now a beloved tradition at Memorial Stadium and at schools across the country.

The first Mizzou homecoming football game in 1911.

Join us on our blog Gameday in Columbia this week to celebrate and embrace Mizzou’s most cherished tradition, homecoming.

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Fall into Columbia on our Gameday Blog!

September 25, 2012

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In Columbia, many fall weekends mean suiting up in black and gold and heading to Memorial Stadium to cheer on the Mizzou Tiger Football team. Of course, there’s more to Columbia than the Tigers, and plenty of things to enjoy while you’re into for football weekends. We’ve wrapped all of those game weekend activities and facts up for you in our new blog, Gameday in Columbia.

On the blog, you’ll find everything you need to make your football (and any other) trip to Columbia memorable. From tailgates to traditions and cuisine to concerts, we’ll have you covered. Keep checking back throughout the season!

While we’re at it, have you voted for Truman today?

Well, have you? Truman is part of the Capital One Mascot Challenge, and in his Week 4 face-off he’s up against a familiar foe…the Texas Tech Red Raider. Help keep Truman in the lead by voting now!

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The Countdown is on to Mizzou Football

July 18, 2012

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It’s hard to believe, but football season is just around the corner! Soon it will be time to pull out your black and gold and gear up for Mizzou’s first year in the Southeastern Conference. This season promises to be extra exciting with both Georgia and Alabama making their appearance in Columbia, with a full home slate of seven games.

Rawr.

Whether you’re a lifelong fan or this will be you’re first visit to The Zou, here are a few fun resources for Tiger and visiting fans alike…

-For logistical information such as parking, head over to MizzouGameday.com, where game specific information is posted to help you navigate your game day experience in Columbia.

-Tiger Fans: Remember to Wear Gold every game except Blackout (November 17th vs. Syracuse).

-Need to pick up a new tshirt, license plate holder, or anything else Tiger related? Head to the Tiger Team Store, which is adjacent to Memorial Stadium or Tiger Spirit, located in The District.

-Visiting from out of town? Enjoying pregame festivities downtown? Check out the Spirit Bus! With routes running throughout Columbia, it’s easy to get right down to the stadium on game day.

-Join us on Pinterest for game day gear, tailgating recipes and more to get you in the spirit!

Still not quite ready for football season? Stay tuned for more updates about upcoming games, other fantastic Columbia fun to have while you’re in town and more.

Oh, and one last thing. M-I-Z!

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Have a Fantastic Father’s Day in Columbia

June 12, 2012

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Dads can be notoriously difficult to shop for, so this Father’s Day, get him something uniquely Columbia! From time spent together to something to bolster one of his many hobbies, we have plenty of ideas that can all be picked up right here in CoMo. Get shopping and make this the best Father’s Day ever!

Get in on the Action!

Sometimes a gift doesn’t have to be wrapped up to be the best choice. In Columbia, there are plenty of experiences to be had with Dad.

Hit the Links: Play a round with Dad at one of Columbia’s picturesque courses.

Play with Paint: On Father’s Day weekend, head out to Boster Castle for a full day of paintball! Battle Creek Paintball offers open play on the weekends, and the Fantasy Fair will also be taking place on the grounds on Father’s Day weekend. The Future, past and even other dimensions converge and collide at Boster Castle for the Fantasy Fair! It’s all about family, food and fun!

An Active Afternoon: What do batting cages, mini-golf and go-kart racing have in common? You can find them all at Perche Creek Golf Center. A day of fun awaits at this facility where moving from one activity to another is easy! You can also take a break in their pro shop and hit a bucket of balls at their driving range.

A Classical Outing: Like music? Like classical music? Even if you think it’s not your thing, take Dad to the Hot Summer Nights concert, ‘Bluff Your Way into Classical Music’ at the Missouri Theatre. It’s a casual event for those who would go to concerts if the pieces weren’t so darn long. The Missouri Symphony Orchestra performs the best classics reduced to five minutes each. For the multi-tasker there will be a sports trivia quiz during the concert.

A Uniquely Columbia Gift!

If an afternoon in the sun isn’t your dad’s idea of fun, wrap up a fun present from one of these great Columbia spots.

-The Outdoorsy Type: Be it hiking, biking, golfing, snow-shoeing or any other activity, the outdoorsy type is easy to shop for in Columbia.

-The Tiger Fan: For the guy that bleeds black and gold, Tiger fans should have no problem getting stocked up with goodies. University Bookstore seems to have every Tiger item known to man and Tiger Spirit has been a mainstay in downtown Columbia for years.

-The Classic Guy: Sure a tie seems cliché but sometimes Dad needs a tie! For ties, dress shirts and more check out Bingham’s downtown to dress your dad in the finest duds. For the wine fan, check out Top Ten Wines. This local favorite is home to experts who will help you pick out a special mix just for Dad.

Near or far, these are just a few ideas to show your dad how much you care. And how much you love Columbia!

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