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Mizzou Alumni Association still offering travel packages ahead of Cotton Bowl


The Mizzou Alumni Association still has two packages remaining online for fans looking to attend the Cotton Bowl.

The ninth-ranked Tigers will face No. 7 Ohio State in Arlington, Texas on Dec. 29.

Mizzou Alumni Association Executive Director Todd McCubbin said the air-inclusive package available for fans sold out within 24 hours of being on the market. The package cost $2,399 per person and includes air transportation from the Columbia Regional Airport to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

The package also included a two-night stay at the hotel the team will be staying at, as well as other amenities. McCubbin said the two remaining packages will remain available for about another week, and are still good options for those looking to attend the game.

"We're going to take really great care of these individuals," Mccubbin said. "They're going to have fun on the trip. They don't have to worry about driving back and forth and parking for the game."

Both remaining packages do not include flights. One of the remaining packages includes a two-night stay at the Hilton Anatole hotel, transportation to and from the game, as well as other amenities, and costs $1,599.

The cheapest package out of the three is the game day package, which costs $599. The game day package only includes transfers to and from the stadium in Texas, as well as a ticket to a pregame event.

After the next week of selling the remaining packages, McCubbin said more details will be sent out to fans who purchased during the upcoming weeks.

"We'll shut that down and move towards you know, all the kind of final trip details that we send to our individuals so they know kind of when to get there, when the flight is leaving if you're on the flight, those sorts of things," Mccubbin said.

The packages do not include tickets to the game.

While McCubbin said most individuals who purchase the tickets are alumni, Jeneva Pace, a University of Missouri alumni who now lives in Washington D.C. said she and her family made their own travel plans. Pace said she understands the convenience of purchasing the package, but prefers to plan trips on her own.

She and her husband used points to book their flights, as well as the hotel they're staying at. However, Pace said the experience of the game outweighed the costs.

"You know, how often does our team get ranked in the top 10?" Pace said. "I always try to plan my time so I get to see my team play and that matters to me."

McCubbin also says the association is planning to sell tickets to a party that will occur before the game that fans do not have to purchase an entire package for. McCubbin said because planning is still in the works, he is unsure of how much the tickets will cost. He also said it is still being determined if the tickets will be all-inclusive versus noninlcusive.

However, tickets should go on sale sometime next week, according to McCubbin.

"So we're looking at...we have three locations we're kind of looking at right now and then we'll figure out kind of what the format will be."

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