University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
CSL assisted the University of Missouri in testing market demand for various premium seating concepts for a new arena under consideration by the University. The analysis included conducting interviews with various stakeholders, focus group sessions and telephone surveys of existing season ticket holders and corporations. The evaluation also included an assessment of arena sponsorship opportunities and revenue generation potential. In addition, CSL evaluated potential financing alternatives for the development of the new arena. Finally, CSL developed an implementation strategy for the solicitation and acquisition of various potential revenue and funding sources identified through these efforts.
The $75 million, 15,061-seat Mizzou Arena opened in 2004 and serves as the home of Mizzou’s mens’ and women’s basketball programs. Mizzou Arena also includes offices for the Men’s and Women’s basketball programs, the Athletic Administration and Mizzou Arena’s Building Operations. For the basketball programs, the arena also offers locker rooms, a 24 hour practice gym, weight and training facilities including a hydrotherapy pool, video classrooms with audio and video editing capabilities, and an academic study center.