MU prepares for students and tailgaters sharing parking lots

3 years 11 months 1 week ago Thursday, November 05 2015 Nov 5, 2015 Thursday, November 05, 2015 7:09:00 AM CST November 05, 2015 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

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