Mizzou Athletic Director Mike Alden: Arrive Early and Wear Gold!


Mizzou Director of Athletics Mike Alden emphasizes Mizzou fans to arrive early for Saturday’s game against SEC opponent Florida Gators.

As with most Mizzou games, Alden said fans should be prepared to represent Missouri gold to the best of their ability. Alden suggests that fans be dressed in all gold because the game will be a nationally televised event, and other than on-field performance, the best way to make Missouri known is through its fan base.

Alden has no doubt that each and every seat in the stadium will be filled to the brim. Head Coach Gary Pinkel encourages fans to be in their seats by 10:30. Parking lots will open earlier (6 a.m. rather than 8 a.m.) to accommodate the rush of eager fans ready to tailgate.

“We need them to be loud, we need them to stay late, and we need them to wear gold,” Alden said. “We need to make sure that it is a sea of gold when the Florida Gators come to town.”

  • Arrive Early
  • Wear Gold
  • Be Loud
  • Stay Late