Faurot Field (Memorial Stadium) History
Faurot Field was constructed in the late 1920s, after extensive fundraising.
The stadium was called Memorial Stadium in honor of the 112 alumni and students who died during World War I. The first game
in the new facility was a scoreless game that was played on a grassless field. Rain has made the ground too wet to sod, therefore
causing the game to become a muddy mess very quickly. After the construction of the stadium, students used leftover whitewashed
rocks to create a large 90 x 95 ft. rock "M" that has become an iconic symbol of the stadium. The stadium and the field have
undergone several upgrades and expansions over the years, creating a more fan-friendly environment. FieldTurf replaced the
natural grass in the early 2000s, several high-definition screens and video monitors were added, and a massive 30 x 80 ft.
scoreboard was added to the north end zone. The field also got a facelift with the replacement of the iconic "M" in the middle
of the field with the oval-shaped "Powerful Tiger" logo. Since it opened, this venue has been beloved by its fans. So, go
ahead and check it out for yourself and see why fans come back year after year.
Faurot Field (Memorial Stadium)
The main attraction at Faurot Field is the Missouri Tigers football team, a squad that is regularly in contention
for a top spot in the standings. The Tigers have played many great games here over the years and continue to host some of
the best teams in the country at Faurot Field each and every season. The Tigers have some fantastic matchups on the docket
yet again this year, and you can be there to witness all of the action in person. This season the Tigers will be hosting such
quality programs as the Georgia Bulldogs, Vanderbilt Commodores and Arkansas Razorbacks, among others.
Faurot Field is located in Columbia, which is a city in the state of Missouri. Columbia was first settled back in
1806 and was officially founded 12 years later. Eight more years went by before Columbia would be incorporated, and since
then it has grown into a city that houses more than 100,000 residents. Columbus is also home to the University of Missouri,
which brings a lot of visitors to the area, especially for sporting events. Many people visit Columbia during football season
to catch the Tigers in action at Faurot Field.
Faurot Field (Memorial Stadium) Seating Chart
Tigers first set foot onFaurot Field, fans have looked forward to the time they get to spend at Memorial Stadium. This venue
is capable of holding up an astounding 77,000 people, making for a great atmosphere every time the Tigers take to the field.
Several important events and big nationally-televised games have been played on the stadium's field, and it has also been
the site of many other exciting events like a concert featuring The Rolling Stones. There's never a dull moment at this historic
field, and you won't want to miss a single moment of the fun this year.
Faurot Field (Memorial Stadium) Trivia
the 2014 college football season, what was the record attendance for this venue?
The answer is 75,298, which is likely
to be broken sometime in the 2014 campaign thanks to recent renovations that increased the seating capacity at Faurot Field.