Mizzou Urges Fans to Take Precautions for Saturday's Hot Game

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COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri Athletics Department released a heat advisory Thursday afternoon for Saturday's first home game of the year against Murray State.

KOMU 8 News talked to people plan to go to the game on Saturday. Some said they are excited about the game, but not excited about the heat.

"First, we're gonna tailgate inside and drink lots of liquids," Barbara Bussiere said. "I might even bring something to try to cover up a little bit."

"No, that's [heat] gonna suck but we're an SEC team now so we gotta get used to it," Joe Lang Worthy said.

According to the press release by the University of Missouri Athletics Department, Mizzou will provide the following amenities to fans for the season opener against Murray State.

- Stadium concession stands will be stocked with twice as much bottled water as usual
- Courtesy cups of ice will be available for fans needing to cool down once gates open
- Water jugs will be spread throughout the east and west concourse for fans in need of hydration   once gates open
- One (1) unopened, factory sealed bottle of water is permitted to enter the stadium - guests are also permitted to bring empty bottles
(no glass bottles) to utilize at drinking fountains and our water stations
- Misting stations will be setup around the stadium on the north, east and west concourse
- Event personnel, uniformed officers and EMS will be on the lookout for fans in heat distress

The press release also suggests avoiding excessive amounts of alcohol, and to seek shade if you begin to feel dizzy.