MU prepares for students and tailgaters sharing parking lots

1 year 6 months 2 weeks ago November 05, 2015 Nov 5, 2015 Thursday, November 05 2015 Thursday, November 05, 2015 7:09:00 AM CST in News
By: Phil Bergman, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA- Unlike most Missouri football games, the Tigers are strapping up the laces this week on a Thursday night. 

For the first time since 2009, and the third time in school history, Missouri will be playing on a Thursday. With classes still in session on Thursday for MU students, parking became an issue, as many wondered whether students would be able to park in their commuter spots, since these spots are also donor parking lots for football games.

"We've had an academics subcommittee, an operations subcommittee and a communications subcommittee and we've been looking at things very holistically and checking out everything that would go in to this game day to make everything go as smoothly as possible," said Tony Wirkus, Director of Event Management for Mizzou Athletics. For the past year Wirkus and his staff have been working to make sure everything runs smoothly for the weekday game in regards to parking. 

On game-day, students who normally park in the donor parking lots will have access until 4 p.m. After this time their cars will be towed from the lots to make space for fans attending the game. Fans and tailgaters will have permission to enter the lots starting at 4:30 p.m. For those MU students and staff who may need to stay on campus after 4 p.m.

In a previous interview, KOMU 8 News was told Tiger Garage and Parking Structure #7 were available for student parking. After further clarification from Nathan Hurst of MU News Bureau, this will not be the case for Thursday's game. A list of approved garages and parking lots for students to move their vehicles to can be found here

Students don't seem too upset about the change in parking for Thursday.

"I'm fine with it, since I like to tailgate and the whole game day atmosphere," said Dylan Demkowicz, an MU student. Demkowicz works on campus after 4 p.m. on Thursdays and will be one of the students who has to move to another lot during the day. Since it's to help out fans, he's fine with doing so this one time. "It's nice to have a night game here, with the sold and crowd and ESPN here."

The Tigers kick-off against the Bulldogs at 8 p.m. Thursday night. 

For a link to see which lots have restricted parking before 4:30 p.m., click here

More News

Grid
List
OSAGE BEACH - Two detention officers were recognized by the Missouri Sheriffs Association for taking quick action that saved the... More >>
21 minutes ago May 24, 2017 May 24, 2017 Wednesday, May 24 2017 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:19:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY- Gov. Eric Greitens is looking to Washington for financial help to help those affected by major flooding in... More >>
35 minutes ago May 24, 2017 May 24, 2017 Wednesday, May 24 2017 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:05:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY – As Missouri lawmakers continue discussions regarding the so-called "steel mill bill," legislators from both sides have pitched... More >>
59 minutes ago May 24, 2017 May 24, 2017 Wednesday, May 24 2017 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 3:41:00 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY – A Columbia man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.... More >>
1 hour ago May 24, 2017 May 24, 2017 Wednesday, May 24 2017 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 2:55:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia Police officers took a 15-year-old male into custody after receiving reports of the student threatening violence at... More >>
2 hours ago May 24, 2017 May 24, 2017 Wednesday, May 24 2017 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 2:31:00 PM CDT in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - MU has found its new chancellor. On Wednesday, UM System President Mun Choi introduced Alexander Cartwright as... More >>
2 hours ago May 24, 2017 May 24, 2017 Wednesday, May 24 2017 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 1:45:00 PM CDT in Top Stories
MANCHESTER -Manchester, England is roughly 4,000 miles away from Missouri. But for students studying abroad, it can feel like a... More >>
3 hours ago May 24, 2017 May 24, 2017 Wednesday, May 24 2017 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 1:02:00 PM CDT in Top Stories
COLUMBIA — Callaway County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Columbia woman after they pulled her over and discovered she had a... More >>
3 hours ago May 24, 2017 May 24, 2017 Wednesday, May 24 2017 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:51:00 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A health system based in Kansas City, Missouri, has signed an agreement with Washington University in... More >>
4 hours ago May 24, 2017 May 24, 2017 Wednesday, May 24 2017 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 11:49:52 AM CDT in News
KINGDOM CITY — A Fulton man was taken into custody last night after a short vehicle pursuit on Old Highway... More >>
5 hours ago May 24, 2017 May 24, 2017 Wednesday, May 24 2017 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 11:15:00 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA (AP) — Authorities are investigating the deadly shooting of a 28-year-old man in northeast Columbia. Police said in... More >>
6 hours ago May 24, 2017 May 24, 2017 Wednesday, May 24 2017 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:23:00 AM CDT in News
CLAYTON (AP) — A bat in St. Louis County has tested positive for rabies, and health officials say it should... More >>
6 hours ago May 24, 2017 May 24, 2017 Wednesday, May 24 2017 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:59:00 AM CDT in News
PINEVILLE — A southwest Missouri prosecutor has dropped a murder charge in a 2011 death of an Arkansas man, but... More >>
8 hours ago May 24, 2017 May 24, 2017 Wednesday, May 24 2017 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 8:32:00 AM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY — A Kansas City man is charged with shooting into a south Kansas City church, injuring a church... More >>
10 hours ago May 24, 2017 May 24, 2017 Wednesday, May 24 2017 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:32:57 AM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY — A Missouri House committee has endorsed a bill authorizing discounted electric rates for steel and aluminum production... More >>
11 hours ago May 24, 2017 May 24, 2017 Wednesday, May 24 2017 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:57:10 AM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City police were investigating a Tuesday evening shots fired incident that left a man with an... More >>
17 hours ago May 23, 2017 May 23, 2017 Tuesday, May 23 2017 Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11:10:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - After President Trump's executive order that put a temporary hold on people from certain countries entering the United... More >>
18 hours ago May 23, 2017 May 23, 2017 Tuesday, May 23 2017 Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:52:00 PM CDT in Target 8
ST. CHARLES - The second day of a trial in the death of Missouri State Trooper James Bava centered around... More >>
19 hours ago May 23, 2017 May 23, 2017 Tuesday, May 23 2017 Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:36:00 PM CDT in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 65°
5pm 66°
6pm 64°
7pm 63°
8pm 61°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

4:30p
Jeopardy!
5:00p
KOMU 8 News @ 5
5:30p
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
4:30p
The Cleveland Show
5:00p
American Dad!
5:30p
American Dad!

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
8:00p
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
7:00p
Arrow
8:00p
The 100
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld