According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri will host Memphis next season at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis after the game was moved from the Liberty Bowl in Memphis.

According to the Post-Dispatch, Missouri officials had been working with officials at Memphis to move the game to a neutral site. That neutral site will be St. Louis.

The Missouri-Memphis battle next fall is scheduled for Sept. 23, which is Missouri’s 3rd game of the season. The financial terms of the deal between the schools were not available.

Under former coach Gary Pinkel, Mizzou played Illinois at The Dome 6 times between 2002 and 2010, winning all 6 matchups. Now it appears the Tigers will be returning to the scene of all those victories.

Working with the St. Louis Sports Commission, Missouri’s administration first talked to the St. Louis Cardinals about playing the game at Busch Stadium, sources confirmed. But the Cardinals are scheduled to finish a 7-game homestand at Busch on Sept. 21, which would leave too little time to reconfigure the playing surface for a football game.

The game will reportedly be part of a renewed partnership with the St. Louis Sports Commission to host more events in the city in 2023 and 2024.

Memphis resisted moving the game from its home city but also wanted to preserve the matchup.

“To be clear, we are very disappointed that this game could not be played in Memphis,” Memphis athletic director Laird Veatch said. “However, once we were made aware that would no longer be an option, we explored every possible alternative.

“In the end, rescheduling the game with Missouri in St. Louis was the best remaining option for our football program.”