The designs and renderings featured on this page were created by Matt Hardiman – a University of Alabama fan. He is in no way associated with the University of Missouri, nor is he employed by any Architectural firm that is working for the University – he simply has a strong passion for SEC football and stadium architecture. Here's the letter Matt included when he submitted these graphics to Mizzou2SEC.com :
I would like to give you guys a late welcome... I think Mizzou was a great addition to the SEC. I'm originally from Tennessee, but I was born and raised an Alabama fan, and that's where I live now. Last September – when rumors began swirling that y'all were joining A&M in leaving the Big12 – I started to study up on you guys by lurking around on message boards (like Tigerboard.com) and reading about potential upgrades to Memorial Stadium / Faurot Field. The more I studied, the more I realized how much potential it had.
When your Athletic Department released some artist renderings a few months ago, I began drawing "my vision" of Faurot Field 3-Dimensionally using MicroStation. I really don't have any connection to Missouri (other than my grandfather and a friend)... I just love designing stadiums and being able to see my thoughts and ideas come alive on screen. I've modelled other stadiums as well, including Alabama's Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Mizzou has a great program, and I wish y'all the best of luck in the SEC. And by the way, Alabama had an all-time winning record against every member of the SEC until Mizzou came along... so now we (Bama) are going to have to reclaim that fact in the next couple of years. I look forward to the trip to Columbia this year, and I hope y'all get to make a return trip to Tuscaloosa in 2013.
— Matt Hardiman