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Team: Missouri State Bears
Division: Division I FCS
Home Games: Robert W. Plaster Stadium
Head Coach: Dave Steckel
Missouri State Bears Football TicketsThe Missouri State Bears is the American football team for Missouri State University that has been going strong since its start in 1909. They compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Football Championship Subdivision. The Bears are also members of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The team's home games are held at the Plaster Sports Complex, which has a seating capacity for up to 17,500 fans. Head coach Dave Steckel has been coaching the Bears since the kickoff of the 2015 football season. With an exciting season just getting underway, you don't want to miss out on the action at a Bears game. Grab your Missouri State Bears football tickets today at StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace.
Where do the Missouri State Bears play?The Missouri State Bears football schedule includes home games at the Robert W. Plaster Stadium located in Springfield, Mo. Though the stadium is officially named Robert W. Plaster Stadium, many locals refer to the building as Plaster Sports Complex. It was originally constructed in 1941 with a seating capacity of 8,500. Through various renovations funded by Mr. Plaster, the stadium increased to its current seating capacity of 17,500. The stadium also includes an upper deck, luxury suites, a luxury box and a press box. New field turf and a new scoreboard were also updates added by Mr. Plaster. The stadium also features racquetball courts, a health and fitness center, and a strength and conditioning center.
Who is the Missouri State Bears head coach?The Missouri State Bears head coach Dave Steckel has been coaching since the end of his playing career as an offensive lineman in 1982. Steckel was a former coach at the Miami University of Ohio, Ball State University, the University of Minnesota, Dickinson College, Lehigh University, the University of Toledo and Rutgers University. Before becoming the head coach for the Bears, Steckel was on the staff roster at the University of Missouri for 14 seasons. He was named the head coach of the Bears in December of 2014, making him the 20th head coach of the team.
Who are some notable players from the Missouri State Bears?The Bears have several notable former players. Clay Harbor, who plays as a tight end, was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010. Anthony Grady was picked up by the New York Jets in 2014. Dylan Cole is a linebacker for the Houston Texans. David Arkin has played for the Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Rams. Then, there is John Goodman, a former player of the Missouri State Bears, who is most commonly recognized for his starring role as Dan Conner in the hit series Roseanne.
Do the Missouri State Bears have any historical rivalries?The Missouri State Bears have a longstanding rivalry with the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks. A once dormant feud, the schools revamped the rivalry of their alumni during a heated game in late September of 2008 with the Bears leading the all-time series 45-28. Like many states, the Missouri State University Bears and the University of Missouri Tigers, who are also known as Mizzou, love to go head to head for an action-packed event for their die-hard fans.
How is the tailgating scene at the Missouri State Bears games?the Missouri State Bears football game tailgating scene is so epic that it has its own name, BearFest Village. Opening three hours before kickoff, fans can enjoy great music, exciting pep-rallies, pre-game introductions and a hard drink before the big game.
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