Like most sports events that have taken place since 2020, this year's Braggin' Rights game, which tips off at 8 p.m. Wednesday night from the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, will be a little different. The biggest difference? A ticket alone won't be enough to get you into the game.
Here's what you'll need to have ready to get into Missouri and Illinois' annual showdown on Wednesday.
Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will be required
All fans 12 and older will have to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid test to get in.
For proof of vaccination, you can bring your physical vaccination card or bring digital proof via apps on your phone like the CLEAR app. Don't forget a valid photo ID to match your identity with the name on the card. You can also check in online with proof of vaccination at ecfancheckin.com starting 72 hours before the game.
On-site testing available
You can also get tested on-site. Enterprise Center has partnered with Medea Testing Solutions to provide rapid antigen testing with no out-of-pocket cost — with insurance or a government program for uninsured. If you fully and accurately complete registration here, you can be tested for free regardless of insurance.
Testing will be conducted at the Premier Ballroom at Stifel Theatre. It opens at 4 p.m. and closes one hour after the game's start, depending on volume. Hours are, of course, subject to change.
Be sure to bring your photo ID with you to get tested.
Will masks be required at Braggin' Rights?
St. Louis is still under a mask mandate, which means that face coverings (no, bandanas do not count) must be worn by all fans over five years old, except when eating or drinking. Any face covering worn should have two layers of fabric and no ventilation.
This article originally appeared on Columbia Daily Tribune: Proof of COVID-19 vaccine, masks required at Braggin' Rights game in St. Louis