Missouri Southern has released the promotional schedule for the upcoming 2018 Football Season. The Lions will play six home games this year at Fred G. Hughes Stadium. This season’s promotions include two post-game firework shows, free giveaways at every game, a family movie, and candy being dropped from a helicopter!

Kids 12 and under will be admitted for free for all home sporting events including football. The Lions will also have a bounce house and inflatable slide available all season long for kids to enjoy.

“We feel that we provide the best sports and entertainment value in the region” said Athletic Marketing Director Randon Coffey. “A few years ago, we implemented the kids 12 and under are free policy and have received a ton of great feedback on that program. This year we hope to do even more programing for families and kids at the stadium and hope that families are able to come and take advantage of what we think is the best family outing for the money in the area.”

2018 Promotional Schedule

September 8th @ 6 pm vs. Lindenwood

The Lions will ring in the 2018 season as cowbells will be handed out at the gate for the first 1,000 fans in attendance! Fans are also encouraged to stick around after the game for a post-game fireworks spectacular!

September 22nd @ 6 pm vs. Fort Hays State

It’s Green Out 2018! All fans are encouraged to wear green to the game and the first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a free green out t-shirt to wear at the game! Following the game, all fans are welcome to stay for a post-game movie on the brand-new video board with Incredibles 2 being shown!

October 6th @ 2 pm vs. Missouri Western- Homecoming

Following the parade and festivities on campus, the first 1,000 fans to the game will receive a commemorative 1993 MIAA Football Champions commemorative cup! At halftime, the team members in attendance will be recognized along with the 2018 Homecoming court.

October 20th @ 5 pm vs. Northeastern State- Hall of Fame Game

The Lions will induct the 2018 class into the athletics hall of fame. During halftime, Colin Bado, Jessica Selby Tallman, and the 1978 MSSU Baseball team will all be recognized. The first 1,000 fans will receive a free Lions baseball cap! This will also be the Lions pink game as local organizations will be in attendance to spread information about the fight against breast cancer. Following the game, fans are encouraged to stick around for a fireworks extravaganza!

October 27th @ 2 pm vs. Central Oklahoma

In celebration of Halloween week, the Lions will give away Missouri Southern tote bags to the first 1,000 fans. Then after the game over 10,000 pieces of candy will be dropped from a helicopter onto the field for kids to run and pick up!

November 10th @ 2 pm vs. Pittsburg State

It is the final regular season game of 2018 as the Lions host the annual Miners Bowl. Lions seniors will be recognized pre-game and the day will be Military Appreciation Day! Any current or former member of the Armed Services who show their military ID will receive free admission to the game. The first 1,000 fans will receive a free set of thunder sticks on their way into the stadium.

Ticket Pricing:
Season Tickets: $50
Premium Games: $15 (September 8th, October 6th, & November 11th)
Non-Premium Games: $10 (September 22nd, October 20th, & October 27th)

Tickets may be purchased online at www.mssulions.com/tickets or by calling the ticket office 417-625-9820.


Groups spaces and discounts are also available for groups of 10 or more and interested groups should contact the ticket office by phone to learn more.