COLUMBIA — The Missouri Students Association, with donations from sponsors, has planned a bus trip to the Insight Bowl for students.
The trip, which costs $99 per person, will take two days and includes frequent stops on the way to Phoenix. The price includes a hotel stay for four nights, breakfast throughout the trip and a ticket to the game. Students can also bring up to two nonstudent guests.
“We know it’s a long trip, but we hope splitting it up like that will hopefully make for happier students," said Campus Activities Coordinator Lauren Karr.
The low cost, however, means that single rooms are not available.
“If you have two people in a room it’s $185 a person for the entire trip," Karr said. "And if there’s three people in a room, it’s $99 the entire trip."
The bus leaves at 11:30 a.m. Sunday and arrives back on campus at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and go on sale at the MSA Box Office in the Student Center starting Thursday. Only 100 seats are available.
Karr said she has been inundated with phone calls and e-mails since the information went out.
“Once this is full, this is who’s going," she said. "It’s a special group of people."
Jeremy Ellis, a senior communications major who works at the MSA Box Office, made sure to buy his ticket early. Ellis said he regularly attends Mizzou football games, but this is his first college road trip, and he expects to have fun.
“It’s probably going to be a good road trip,” Ellis said.
For students who don’t want to share a room or can’t get a spot on the bus, bowl tickets are still available online.
“We have 11,000 tickets available, and we’re closing in on half of our allotment," said Chad Moller, MU athletics department spokesman.