COLUMBIA — Most Missouri fans won’t have to pay more to see the Tigers' home football slate in 2013.
By TEREZ A. PAYLOR
The Kansas City Star
The school announced Thursday that general public season-ticket prices will remain at the 2012 rate of $379, as will student tickets, which are $240 for a football/basketball combo pack and $160 for football only. These core groups comprised nearly 70 percent of season-ticket purchases last season, when Missouri sold out its season-ticket allotment for the first time in school history and went 5-7, 2-6 in its inaugural season in the Southeastern Conference.
“We’re very pleased to hold our season ticket prices steady for the vast majority of our customers,” deputy athletic director Doug Gillin said in a statement. “Football ticket revenue is such a vital component of our budget, yet we have to be sensitive to the challenges the economy has presented for so many people. Overall, it is very important to offer an exciting schedule at a reasonable price for our fans, and we feel we continue to do that here.”
Others, however, will have to pay a little more. Season tickets for faculty, staff and young alumni will be $288 this season, which is a 25 percent discount from the general public rate but still a slight increase from 2012 prices ($269 for faculty and $245 young alumni). Tiger Zone seating also rises to $288 (from $269), while Touchdown Terrace seating rises to $800 (from $750).
A Family Fun Pass, which includes five season tickets in a special section, is $750. Tickets to the Tiger Lounge and Suites cost $500.
Missouri will play seven home games in 2013, including five against bowl teams from a year ago (Florida, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Arkansas State and Toledo). Missouri will also host Toledo and Tennessee in the fall.
Current season ticket holders will receive ordering information in the mail in early March. Those who want to become new season ticket holders can get their names added to a request list in March.
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