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Mizzou will shell out more than $2 million for three upcoming football games

Missouri will pay appearance fees of $2.2 million for home games against Tennessee-Martin in 2018, Central Arkansas in 2020 and North Texas in 2021.
Missouri will pay appearance fees of $2.2 million for home games against Tennessee-Martin in 2018, Central Arkansas in 2020 and North Texas in 2021. skeyser@kcstar.com

Missouri football will open the 2018 and 2020 seasons against Football Championship Subdivision opponents — and pay nearly $1 million to do it.

The Tigers will open the 2018 season against Tennessee-Martin.

The game is scheduled for Sept. 1 at Memorial Stadium in Columbia and the Skyhawks will receive $475,000 for its participation in the game.

Two years later, Missouri opens the 2020 season at home against Central Arkansas.

The game will be played Sept. 5 and the Bears will receive a $425,000 appearance fee.

Among other revelations from documents obtained by The Star, the Tigers will host North Texas on Oct. 16, 2021. The Mean Green’s share of from the game will be $1.3 million.

Missouri has completed its 2017 and 2018 nonconference schedules and only has one game to fill in 2019 and 2020.

Missouri football future schedules

2016

Sept. 3 at West Virginia

Sept. 10 vs. Eastern Michigan

Sept. 24 vs. Delaware State

Oct. 22 vs. Middle Tennessee State

2017

Sept. 2 vs. Missouri State

Sept. 16 vs. Purdue

Oct. 21 vs. Idaho

Oct. 28 at Connecticut

2018

Sept. 1 vs. Tennessee-Martin

Sept. 8 vs. Wyoming

Sept. 15 at Purdue

Oct. 20 vs. Memphis

2019

Aug. 31 at Wyoming

Sept. 7 vs. West Virginia

Sept. 21 vs. Southeast Missouri

2020

Sept. 5 vs. Central Arkansas

Sept. 26 vs. Eastern Michigan

Nov. 7 at BYU

2021

Sept. 23 at Memphis

Oct. 16 vs. North Texas

2022

Sept. 17 at Middle Tennessee State

2023

Sept. 9 vs. Middle Tennessee State

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