Mizzou athletic officials are projecting about 45,000 fans for tonight’s (Thursday) season opener at Faurot Field in Columbia. The Tigers will battle Louisiana Tech at 7 pm.
Traffic is expected to be very heavy around Memorial Stadium and around campus this afternoon, especially around rush hour. University officials want all employees who work in non-public-facing roles to leave campus at noon today, and to work remotely after that.
This does not apply to MU Health Care employees, who must report in-person for work.
There will be limited paid public parking in Lot R by Truman’s Landing starting at 1 pm. That is $35 cash-only. Tickets are still available for tonight’s game, and Faurot Field hill tickets are also on sale for $10 each.