advertisement

MU athletics issue heat warning for Saturday's football opener

Thursday, August 29, 2013 | 5:55 p.m. CDT; updated 12:40 a.m. CDT, Friday, August 30, 2013

COLUMBIA — With temperatures expected to reach the high 90s on Saturday, the MU athletics department on Thursday released a heat warning for fans planning to attend the 6 p.m. football opener against Murray State.

To help combat the threat of heat, Memorial Stadium will be stocked with mist stations and water jugs, according to a news release from the athletics department.

Fans will be able to bring a factory-sealed bottle of water into the stadium and any empty, non-glass water bottle to fill at the water jugs, which will be on the East Concourse of the stadium, according to the release.  

Free cups of ice will be available to fans, and concession stands will carry twice as much water as they typically have on stock.

The athletics department is also encouraging fans to wear loose-fitting clothing, seek shade as often as possible and be aware of the emergency first aid station, which is on the West Concourse of the stadium.

The athletics department declared a "heat advisory" for Saturday's game. As of Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service had not announced a Saturday heat advisory for Columbia, but it had issued a hazardous-weather outlook.

Missourian writer Matthew Fairburn contributed to this article.

Supervising editor is Stephanie Ebbs.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements