COLUMBIA, Mo. — To compliment the Memorial Stadium south end zone project, scheduled for completion before the start of the 2019 football season, Missouri announced changes to prices in season ticket plans Monday.
The plan also solidified student seating locations for the future, as Missouri was granted a one-year reprieve from the Southeastern Conference rule that prohibits student seating behind the visiting bench. Current season ticket-holders will not have their seats moved unless specifically requested. This means fans that formerly had south end zone season tickets will get the first chance at tickets there, priced at $275.
The approach, which athletic director Jim Sterk said was influenced by survey information provided by season ticket holders and an analysis of ticket resale markets is touted as either not changing or reducing the price of season tickets from the 2018 price for 85 percent of plans after the required per-seat donation.
Most notably, the seating chart will change from letters to numbers and seats will be numbered 1-30, not 1-15 and 15-1.
General admission tickets for the north end zone hill will stay at $150, and young alumni season packages also cost the same as a year ago, $149. Seats in half of section 124 (formerly C), 125 (A and B), half of 117 (R), 116 (S and T) and 109 (RR) saw the biggest price decrease, from $379 a year ago to $250, while the student ticket plan, which also includes men's basketball games, was reduced from $265 to $150 if purchased before Aug. 2 and $200 thereafter.
Students will now sit along the east side, split into north and south areas, with the band moving to the north end zone of the east end. Visiting fans will sit in three sections behind the bench along the east side, as well as along the south end zone where the band previously sat.
The only price increase was to $399 in sections on either side of the 50-yard line on both west and east sides, a $20 increase.