Oh hell yes. Watch this whole thing.
This is the fullest (animated) glimpse we’ve gotten of what the inside of the new south end zone complex will look like.
It hits the right notes (and that’s a super unique entry onto the field).
The Tigers’ new football operations area will include team and staff locker rooms, an enhanced sports medicine facility featuring a Hydrotherapy area with recovery pools, Hyroworx and lap pools, a weight room, nutrition oasis and equipment room, as well as team and position meeting rooms, and coaches offices. A grand lobby entrance at field level showcasing Mizzou’s proud football tradition will greet visitors, and a recruiting lounge will allow the Tigers’ staff to host recruits.
When the new south end zone comes on-line at Faurot Field in 2019, it will feature 16 suites, a 750-person field-level club similar to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, a 1,254-seat indoor club area with food service and restrooms and general seating for 1,324 approximately fans. A new concourse will not only link the stadium’s East and West stadium areas, but provide new restrooms and concessions for all fans to enjoy. A full kitchen will also be constructed in the facility to service the new premium areas, and new video boards will further enhance the Mizzou game-day experience.
Other features of the new facility include a roof-top video deck and two-bay loading dock. A new road connecting the west side to the south will also be built.
Yesterday at Rock M
- One thing that could alter the game of college football a decent amount is the new “fair catches inside the 25 are touchbacks” rule for kickoffs. Barry Odom and his staff are trying to figure out what the best options are for dealing with that.
- PowerMizzou ranked the best basketball signing classes in recent St. Louis history. Perhaps something to scroll through since, uh, Mizzou and St. Louis are sort of getting along again (in hoops recruiting, anyway).
- For only the second time in its history, Mizzou Women’s Golf qualified an individual — sophomore Jessica Yuen — for the NCAA Championships!
- There’s a whole lot of announcing talent in Columbia right now, since ESPN’s covering the SEC Tournament. The Trib snared the great Michele Smith for a Q&A.
- What a weird class Mizzou Volleyball is putting together — the Kreklows added another transfer. This time it’s Illinois defender Annika Gereau. That’s the third in about a week and a half.
- Speaking of transfers, Mizzou Baseball got a commitment from San Jacinto College transfer Peter Zimmerman, a product of St. Louis Chaminade. And Battle athlete Tre Morris, whose mother passed away in March, committed to the Tigers over Missouri State and Arkansas.
- The Mizzou Softball Stadium has received LEED GOLD building certification. It appears that’s a great honor. Huzzah!