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Mizzou increases ticket prices for SEC move

Posted on: February 21, 2012 5:17 pm
 

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

The biggest change for Missouri's athletics programs and its football team can be summed simply: they're moving from the Big 12 to the SEC. But there's a ton of other smaller changes that go along with that big change, and Tiger fans and boosters are going to feel several of them in the wallet.

That's the takeaway from this open letter from Missouri athletic director Mike Alden to "Tiger Nation" addressing the "5 basic areas on which we see those challenges" arising in the SEC. Among those are "Facilities," "Operational Costs," and other areas which will require an increase in the athletic budget.

Towards that end, Alden announced that the Tigers would implement "an increase in ticket prices in football across the board," faculty and students excepted. Those prices will fall in the "middle of the pack" for the SEC.

Missouri will also add seating to their south end zone -- including moving the band into the "southeast corner of the student section" -- and increasing the level of "minimum donations" to the Tiger Scholarship Fund. Season ticket holders grandfathered in from before required donations will also now have to make some level of donation to keep those tickets, beginning in 2013.

In short: SEC membership doesn't come with a free bumper sticker, but if it did, it would be "Expensive but worth it."

The financial effort might be the most immediate fallout from the SEC decision, but Alden's letter also announced several more:

  • The Tigers will debut their "re-branding" of their Nike-produced uniforms, which will "focus much more on our [Tiger] logo than the 'block M.'" We are both excited and afraid.
  • Faurot Field will undergo some major changes, including a new artificial turf surface (at a cost of $1.5 million) and a shift from "Missouri" to "Mizzou" in each end zone. And of course, the SEC logo will adorn the field as well.
  • Tickets allotted for visiting fans will be increased from approximately 3,800 to 6,000, because, well, to put it simply, Georgia is going to want more than 3,800 tickets.
HT: TeamSpeedKills.

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Comments

Since: Sep 25, 2011
Posted on: February 23, 2012 12:01 am
 

Mizzou increases ticket prices for SEC move

 students will understand when ESPN game day will want to be in COLUMBIA the first time
Gameday has already been to Columbia.



Since: Feb 28, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2012 4:52 pm
 

Mizzou increases ticket prices for SEC move

DGB=$$$$$$$$



Since: Aug 24, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2012 4:35 pm
 

Mizzou increases ticket prices for SEC move

Stutz - Florida? You guys will be fine, I would hardly consider you "stuck" in mediocrity. Before I saw your profile I thought you might be MS State or something. FL will come around sooner than you think - and I for one will be glad to see you guys at the SECCG.



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 3:27 pm
 

there is no uproar over this

at all, regardless of what the reporter and commenters imply.  It was due and Mizzou fans knew it -- and want it.  And BTW, ESPN Game Day was in Columbia two seasons ago.  Mizzou whipped Oklahoma and the fans broke the game day attendance record.  That;s said, the home scheulde is better than it's been in years:  Alabama, Georgia, Arizona State, kentucky, Vandy and two more to be announced.



Since: Jul 15, 2011
Posted on: February 22, 2012 3:12 pm
 

Mizzou increases ticket prices for SEC move

Tell the truth ~ Missouri is raising their football ticket prices to pay for Coach Gary Pinkel's past, and future DWI fines, court costs, and attorney fees!



Since: Dec 23, 2011
Posted on: February 22, 2012 11:13 am
 

Mizzou increases ticket prices for SEC move


It seems normal I would expect that games like Georgia and South Carolina and Florida and UT VOls coming in should be 50 or 60 dollars a ticket Kentucky and Vanderbilt 40 dollars a ticket.

20 dollars for the student section and yes the students will understand when ESPN game day will want to be in COLUMBIA the first time
they play LSU or Alabama in a really big game in their stadium. 

people will understand thn the increase.
 



Since: Jun 30, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2012 8:37 am
 

Mizzou increases ticket prices for SEC move

Hmm...sounds like Missouri is getting used to being an SEC-type school in terms of facilities
As opposed to a B12 type like TX and OK.



Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2012 8:18 am
 

Paying more for less wins

Sounds economical to me. Pay more for less wins. Paying rent on the cellar sounds like an upgrade to me. Enjoy the SEC.



Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2012 3:44 am
 

Mizzou increases ticket prices for SEC move

Hmm...sounds like Missouri is getting used to being an SEC-type school in terms of facilities.  The real question is whether or not there is going to be an upgrade in terms of the football team.  There'll have to be in order for the program to avoid becoming another mid-level, mediocre East Division team.  And I say that as the alumnus of a program that is stuck in that position right now.


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