As the Mizzou Tigers adjust to the SEC, many Columbians are trying to make changes to accommodate the new lifestyle as an SEC football fan.
Tiger Town was an idea pitched to the city of Columbia that would include a large area downtown for Columbians and others to tailgate, watch the MU football game, and celebrate throughout the weekend. The City of Columbia and its residents have had mixed feelings about the implantation of Tiger Town, and the answer as to whether or not Tiger Town will ever exist has yet to be answered.
The idea for Tiger Town was most recently shot down in August 2012 due to lack of financial sponsorship. However, Andrew Ouart has been pursuing the idea further, with hopes of having Tiger Town open to the public for this football season. Implementing Tiger Town is extremely important to Ouart. In a letter Ouart wrote to the City of Columbia requesting a public comment he wrote, “SEC is not just a conference it is a lifestyle where I want to do what I can to help Columbia implement and share these same values.”
In this letter Ouart also offered to be the financial backing in the project. He stated that the project would cost $50,000 a week, and $300,000 for the season that would be provided by his company, Game Day Entertainment, LLC.
Since the delivery of this letter, further progress and/or plans have not been publicized. Many Columbians are still curious when Tiger Town will open, if ever.