Historic Memorial Stadium to get an expensive facelift in the next few seasons

Missouri's Memorial Stadium will have a new look come the 2026 season.
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After receiving a $62 million donation earlier this year, with $50 million directed toward the renovations of the football stadium at Mizzou, plans are ready to move forward. The renovations will cost up to $250 million, renovations that were approved Thursday morning by the University of Missouri Board of Curators.

Renderings of the renovations were also released that showed the stadium will still have its infamous "M" on the grass for fans to sit on during games, but will add square footage to the stadium, more seats, and suites.

Not only were the renovations approved by the Board of Curators, but they also approved the hiring of the DLR Group architecture firm to complete these renovations. The new stadium is set to be done by the beginning of the 2026 season.

The renovations will enhance the fan experience and make the stadium more modern. With Missouri having more success in the last few years, especially in 2023, having a more modern stadium with more seats will allow more fans to watch games and the program to see their revenue grow.

The newly renovated stadium will wrap around the end zone at field level with open-air suites and two new club sections around the historic Rock M Hill. In total, these renovations have the ability to add up to 51 new suites, including 28 cabanas as a place for fans to socialize. There will be more amenities added with new restrooms, concessions, and improvements to the stadium's sound system, lighting, and WiFi.