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Over 100 fans ejected from Memorial Stadium during 2023 season


Ahead of the University of Missouri's home football game versus Florida Saturday, ejection cards ABC 17 News obtained through a records request found that 127 fans had been ejected from home football games so far this season.

Heading into week four, 39 fans had been ejected.

The top three reasons for ejections include bringing alcohol into the stadium, intoxication and being a minor in possession. The East end zone was the most common place where ejections occurred, with 73% happening there.

During MU's first home game of the season on Aug. 31, 11 fans were ejected:

  • Three- minor in possession
  • Two- vaping or smoking
  • Four- intoxication
  • Two- prohibited item

On Sept. 9, during MU's second home game, 17 fans were ejected:

  • One- minor in possession
  • Four- bringing alcohol into the stadium
  • One- vaping or smoking
  • Eleven- intoxication

On Sept. 16, during MU's sold out game versus Kansas State, 15 fans were ejected:

  • Four- minor in possession
  • Three- bringing alcohol into the stadium
  • Five- intoxication
  • Two- harassment/ behavior

One person was arrested during the Sept. 16 game.

On Oct. 7, 30 fans were ejected:

  • Two- minor in possession
  • Two- fight
  • 13- bringing alcohol into stadium
  • Two- vaping or smoking
  • Seven- intoxication
  • Two- theft, or attempted theft
  • One- harassment/ behavior
  • One- prohibited item

MU's win versus South Carolina on Oct. 21 tallied the most ejections, with 41 fans being ejected:

  • 13- minor in possession
  • 17- bringing alcohol into the stadium
  • Four- vaping or smoking
  • Six- intoxication
  • One- prohibited item

During the Tiger's home game win versus Tennessee last week on Nov. 11, 26 fans were ejected:

  • Six- minor in possession
  • Seven- brining alcohol into the stadium
  • Two- vaping or smoking
  • Eight- intoxication
  • Two- harassment/ behavior
  • One- trespassing

Since the start of the 2019 football season, 278 ejection cards have been written up for 303 reasons.

The top three reasons for ejections over the last five football seasons include intoxication, which was listed on 90 ejection cards, bringing alcohol into the stadium (80) and being a minor in possession (61.)The top three games with the most ejections all came during the Tigers' season this year.

Records also show students were more likely to be ejected than non-students (157 compared to 117.) Fans who were ejected were also more likely to cooperate. There have only been 44 listed instances the last five seasons where someone did not cooperate.

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