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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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Why We Love Columbia…and you should too!

February 15, 2012

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It’s no secret that those of us who promote Columbia for a living love the city. Like, really really love it.  A lot. There are, of course, many reasons that we have a passion for Columbia, but here are a few of our biggest reasons why we heart Columbia.

 Outstanding Local Dining

Columbia is a food lover’s paradise!  Whether you fancy pizza or parsnips, you can tempt your taste buds at a variety of local restaurants. What we love best about Columbia fare is how committed local chefs are to using local and sustainable ingredients. Stop by Main Squeeze for a smoothie or tofu tacos and you may see a local farmer stopping in to drop off some fresh produce.  Sycamore has always been a champion of featuring local foods and the Wine Cellar and Bistro serves up local cheeses and an extensive Missouri wine list. You can also stop by Lakota Coffee, one of the few places in the country that actually roasts their coffee in-house every day! With so many stops to make, you’ll have to visit Columbia quite a few times before you could even begin to taste everything the city has to offer.

 The Vibrant District

After you’ve devoured the flavors of Columbia, take a stroll through Columbia’s downtown area, The District. Home to many of the restaurants we so adore, The District also holds many of Columbia’s best shops, art galleries, music venues, many housed in beautiful historic buildings. Legendary concert venue The Blue Note has hosted musical acts for over 30 years including Wilco, the Dave Matthews Band and REM, all in an intimate setting in the heart of Columbia. Bluestem Missouri Crafts features works from artists that reside in Missouri and its eight contiguous states and the Columbia Art League Gallery, located adjacent to the historic Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, displays art from local, regional and national artists in excellent shows. You can also pick up a memento from your visit to Columbia at any of the unique shops in The District. Create your own signature perfume oil at Makes Scents, indulge in a chocolate pizza at The Candy Factory or that perfect little something for your home from Calhoun’s or Poppy. Each stop in The District is sure to hit the right note, so what’s not to love?

 Tiger Spirit

For many in Columbia, the only thing that’s truly hard to love is a Jayhawk. As the home of the University of Missouri, we love our Tigers. Black and gold isn’t just something for game days, so you can always pick up some Mizzou gear at the University of Missouri Bookstore on the gorgeous MU campus or the Tiger Team Store, located next to Memorial Stadium. With Mizzou athletics moving to the Southeastern Conference next year and the phenomenal season the men’s basketball team is having, there’s extra buzz this year. On your next Columbia visit, explore campus, pick up a new sweatshirt and yell M-I-Z to your heart’s content.

It’s pretty obvious that we love Columbia…a lot, but there’s even more to fall for when you come visit.

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