New Tailgate Options for MU Students
COLUMBIA - Tuesday the University of Missouri set aside new tailgating space for students two weeks before the first Missouri home football game.
The new spot is lot CG-17, the campus parking spot off Rollins street next to Stankowski field.
MU plans to reserve the fifty-four spots for student groups, but will allow individual students and their guests on the lot.Missouri Student Association president Tim Noce said in a press conference that you can't park cars on the lot, but MU will provide an unloading area for cars. Students can also enjoy MU sponsored activities at the adjacent Stankowski field and volleyball courts.
"I'm glad we can go on Stankowski, that's awesome. I mean, to be able to go play football before I go watch the game," said MU junior Zac Sloan.
Jacki DiCarlo, a freshman from Chesterfield, Missouri, is grateful for the on-campus option.
"I don't have a car here and I get to just walk up, because my dorm is really close. I can walk up, hangout with some of the older kids, and get to know people," said DiCarlo.
The new spot is not exempt from university tailgate rules. Party-goers must provide their own alcohol, but hard liquor, kegs, and glass are not allowed. MUPD will be on hand to enforce the drinking age limit and monitor the crowds.
"We just want a place that is safe and fun at the same time," said Noce, "to cheer on our Tigers."