Two-time reigning SEC East division champion Missouri is set to play its annual Black & Gold Spring Game at 4 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium, but that’s hardly the only activity for fans.
There will be a Fan Fest from 1 to 3:45 p.m. between the stadium and the Hearnes Center, featuring a free concert by Dr. Zhivegas, plus carnival rides and inflatables along Mick Deaver Drive.
There also will be a photo station for fans wanting to snap pictures with the Mizzou Helmet Car or Truman’s Taxi/Fire Truck.
Missouri’s SEC East division title trophies and the Citrus Bowl trophy, which the Tigers earned by knocking off Minnesota on Jan. 1 in Orlando, Fla., also will be on display.
There is rain in the forecast, peaking with a 35 percent chance of isolated thunderstorms at the scheduled kickoff, but umbrellas will not be permitted inside Memorial Stadium.
Concession stands will be open in the stadium, but there also will be food and beverage trucks outside the stadium.
Beer and soda will be available for purchase at Truman’s Terrace. Beer sales end at 3:30 p.m., and no alcoholic beverages are permitted inside Memorial Stadium.
The Tigers Team Store will be open, and select season tickets will be available for purchase.
Fans also can receive vouchers for free admission to the Missouri-Alabama baseball game, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at Taylor Stadium. Vouchers will be available at Gate 1 on the north concourse.
Everything you need to know about MU’s Black & Gold Game
▪ What: Missouri’s annual spring wrap-up event pits the offense against the defense in the final practice among 15 the NCAA allows during the spring.
▪ When/where: 4 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Columbia.
▪ Broadcast information: The Black & Gold Spring Game will be televised live on the SEC Network Alternate channel and streamed online via SEC Network+. Chris Cotter, Booger McFarland and Laura Rutledge will have the call for the Tigers’ Black & Gold Game, which re-airs at 11 a.m. April 19 on the SEC Network.
▪ Parking: All lots are open on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 9 a.m. Tailgating is allowed and encouraged.
▪ Admission: Gates open at 3 p.m., and entrance is free with a spring game ticket, which can be downloaded for free at MUTigers.com, and one nonperishable food item, which will benefit the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri. Students get in free with a valid student ID.
▪ Seating: The event is general admission, but fans will not be permitted on Rock M hill, the south stands or the Tiger Deck, the upper deck on the east-side expansion that was completed last summer.