Originally Posted by ReadR00ster
I like their pavillion, but I don't like that Endzone seating that is nothing but a hill. They should just put seats there. And I think they need a bigger video board. Stadium needs a lot of work.
I hate, hate, hate the ads on the video board.
We are in the process of expanding, and while it doesn't show, we currently have a great press box and luxury seating area. More improvements need to be made, but if you see what it looked like in the 1980's, you would be amazed at the improvements that have already taken place.
The Rock M will never be replaced, I don't want it to be. Too much history in that hill.
"The traditional block "M," carved from stone by the freshman class in 1927, guards the stadium's north endzone and gives Memorial Stadium one of the more unique landmarks around the country.
The "M," formed by whitewashed rocks, is 90-feet wide and 95-feet high. Mizzou's yearbook, the Savitar, recounted the debut of the Missouri landmark on Oct. 1, 1927, when the Tigers defeated Kansas State, 13-6:
"Five-hundred freshmen joined hands and encircled the cinder track in a single line while the bland played 'Old Missouri' in the center of the field. The pennants of all the Missouri Valley fluttered and danced above the stadium on the long line at the open end of the gridiron. A huge stone M – -the work of the Frosh the night before – -loomed up white and threatening against the bankment."
The "M" has weathered the good and bad times. In 1957, a group of pranksters changed the "M" to an "N" the night before the Missouri-Nebraska game. But, the Mizzou groundskeeper, with the help of some young boys who gained free admission to the game in exchange for their assistance, restored the "M" to his proper form before kickoff."