Memorial Stadium to offer heat-related amenities for Toledo game

Friday, September 6, 2013 | 8:32 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Memorial Stadium will continue to provide heat-related amenities for Saturday's football game against University of Toledo.

According to an MU athletics department news release, jugs of iced water, free cups of ice and mist stations will be available Saturday, and concession stands will be stocked with twice as much water as usual. 

Fans will be allowed to bring in one factory-sealed water bottle or empty bottles to fill up at the stadium. 

Mark Britt, a National Weather Service meteorologist, said the temperature at 2:30 p.m., when the game is scheduled to start, will likely be close to 95 degrees. The day will be hot and dry with no chance of rain.

Britt said there would be no need for a heat advisory for Saturday's kickoff. A heat advisory is issued by the National Weather Service when the heat index is 105 degrees, he said. Saturday's temperature is predicted to have a high of 95 degrees and a low of 70 degrees.

Britt advised fans to drink plenty of water and keep cool.

The athletics release said fans should try to wear loose-fitting clothing, hats and sunscreen.

Supervising editor is Allie Hinga.

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