College Stadium Review: Faurot Field Stadium

Faurot Field is home to the Tigers of Missouri University. This is a stadium rich in history and tradition, and it first opened in 1926. The current seating capacity is 67,124 and it continues to be a great place to watch collegiate football games, although the experience is a bit pricey. Through the years, Faurot Fiedl Stadium has been enlarged a total of 12 different times, and just recently underwent yet another renovation that added new suites and a club lounge tower.

The stadium contains more than its fair share of food and beverage options, strategically located throughout the concourses. Typical game day options include pork tenderloin, grilled steak sandwiches, macaroni and chees and must more, in addition to the traditional sports fair that you would expect to see at a major college stadium. There are more than enough concession stands located throughout the stadium, so wait times are surprisingly short, giving this particular venue a thumbs up in that regard.

The atmosphere on game day is rather solid. The concourse itself does circle the entire stadium, so fans can walk around the entire stadium and see everything that is offered. One drawback, however, is that the football field itself can only be seen from the north concourse, but this is also the place where there is a big open deck and has become quite the meeting place for fans from all over. Because of this, the space can quite tight on game days, particularly when a big name opponent is in town, but that just adds to the atmosphere.

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The stadium recently installed a brand new state of the art 30 food by 80 foot scoreboard in the north concourse that had a price tag of roughly $5 million. This scoreboard comes with the most modern of video capabilities, and the picture is crystal clear. Even with the size of the stadium, fans no matter where they are sitting, can easily see the screen. In addition, there is another, much smaller video scoreboard just about the stands in the south concourse.

Just beneath the north concourse, and above the north end zone is situated the large ‘M’ that has made the University of Missouri famous across the country. It is 90 feet wide and 95 feet high and actually made its appearance back in 1927, built by students using rocks that were left over from the original construction of the stadium. Another interesting tradition at Tiger football games is the ‘Big Mo, which is purported to be the world’s largest drum. It stands nine feel tall, and it is actually rolled out onto the field just before each game starts.
The University of Missouri has a long history of great fans who really rally around their team. Students, alumni, and general Tiger fans alike come to the game early, seem to enjoy themselves immensely, and are known to make a lot of noise throughout the game, win or lose. It is a solid venue, although the age does show a bit, but this just adds to the history of the entire event. College football fans should definitely include Faurot Field Stadium on their list of must see stadiums. Not only will you enjoy a great game, but it will be a great all around experience to boot.

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