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There are few things in life better than taking in a baseball game on a warm, sunny day with an ice cold drink in hand. For Mizzou fans, this beautiful scene could only be experienced off campus. Away from the friendly confines of Taylor Stadium. It was truly a sad time. But now, that’s all about to change.




Mizzou Baseball and the Mizzou Department of Athletics is happy to announce the unveiling of a new premium seating option at Taylor Stadium, which will officially open March 3 in Mizzou's home opener against Illinois-Chicago. The area will be known as the Left Field Lounge Club and will offer premium menu items and the ability to purchase alcohol.

The team is trending up, and the fans are drinking up. It’s a great time to be a Missouri baseball fan. Which means - of course - someone is upset.

From For Whom the Cowbell Tolls:

The Left Field Lounge is something that is unique to Mississippi State baseball. It is a well known tradition and is something that is sacred to Bulldogs everywhere. It’s something that is unique to the “Carnegie Hall of College Baseball.” Sure, there are imitations elsewhere, and that’s fine. But nobody has outright copied in name.

Until, well, Missouri. Missouri is outright copying the Left Field Lounge. And they’re pretty damn proud about it.

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a good, old-fashioned #BRANDING FIGHT on our hands. Two Left Field Lounges enter, one Left Field Lounge leaves. No two ways about it.

Or - instead - the name will stick in both cases and that’ll be that. It’s hard to say. The name isn’t the important part, anyway. That would be the beer.

Beer is good.

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