In early spring, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) informed Drum Corps International of the need to install new artificial turf in the early summer months. MTSU and DCI agreed that they were on track to complete the project prior to the contracted July 28, 2006 event, unfortunately circumstances beyond the control of MTSU led to a delay in the start of the project. As a result, DCI will need to move the 2006 Masters of the Summer Music Games event to Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, Tenn. "While it is unfortunate that we will be unable to bring the Masters of the Summer Music Games to Murfreesboro again as originally planned, we are very happy with the help we have received moving the event on short notice to Tennessee Tech and look forward to working with Middle Tennessee State University again in the future," said DCI executive director Dan Acheson.
Ticket holders for the Masters of the Summer Music Game event have been notified of the venue change via e-mail and will be asked to indicate their preference to be reseated or refunded the cost of tickets. The Masters of the Summer Music Games event will follow the same format as originally planned, featuring the top eight Division I corps determined by the average scores from July 16-22. Visit the Masters of the Summer Music Games ticketing page for more event and ticket information.
Tennessee Tech's Tucker Stadium, new home of the 2006 Masters of the Summer Music Games major event.