Mizzou will drop prices for basketball tickets

COLUMBIA | Missouri officials have yet to confirm how low they will go, but season and single game tickets for men’s basketball are going to be deeply discounted for the coming season.

That’s good, considering Missouri officials said MU had the second-highest ticket costs in the Big 12 last season, behind only Kansas.

The range for season tickets last year at MU was a low of $289 to a high of $684.

Considering that Kansas won the NCAA Tournament and Missouri has not made the big dance since 2003 . . .

“We haven’t set the levels yet on our pricing, but we are going to be reevaluating the cost of our tickets,” Vince Volpe, executive director of development and the Tiger Scholarship Fund, confirmed to The Star on Saturday.

“We’re re-evaluating our entire basketball model. Not just the upper deck. Throughout the entire arena.”

Ticket renewal applications at one point were planned to be mailed out on Friday. That didn’t happen, Volpe said, largely because of the workload in the ticket office involving heavy ticket sales for the upcoming football season.

A notice on the MU athletic Web site,, on Saturday said that single and season-ticket prices for MU men’s basketball would be available online in September.