New tailgating experience comes with amenities — and a price

Monday, July 14, 2014 | 7:47 p.m. CDT; updated 11:26 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 15, 2014

COLUMBIA — A spot right next to Memorial Stadium, live music, a buffet line and a beer tent.

These are some of the features planned for Truman's Terrace, a new MU tailgating area at the southeast corner of Memorial Stadium where the Mizzou Amphitheater used to be.

Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be included with the price of admission to the area. No personal coolers will be allowed.

"The purpose is that everything is provided to make it easy for people," Missouri athletics department spokesman Chad Moller said.

Levy Restaurants, MU's caterer for athletic events, will provide a buffet. Fans can expect food geared toward the time of the game — a breakfast buffet for morning games and a dinner menu for later games, athletic associate Brittani Price said. It has not been determined whether it will be an all-you-can-eat buffet or what foods will be on the menus.

It all comes with a price, of course.

Two different memberships will be offered. An individual season pass will cost $200, while the tailgate package will vary per game and by the size of the party.

For the first three games, the tailgate package will cost $4,000 for a tent of 25 people or $8,000 for a tent of 50 people.

The University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University games will cost $6,000 for a 25-person tent and $12,000 for a 50-person tent. The last two games against the universities of Kentucky and Arkansas will cost $5,000 for a tent of 25 people or $10,000 for a tent of 50 people.

Although parking will not be available for those with an individual membership, members with a tailgate package will be allowed one parking pass per tent, Price said.

There will be several entrances to the tailgate area along with direct access into the stadium, both Price and Moller said. Only tailgaters with both a Truman’s Terrace membership and a football ticket will be able to access the site.

Fans can enter the terrace two hours before every football game and one hour afterward.

Supervising editor is Mary Ryan.

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