Memphis Tigers Football: Get ready for gameday

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Press Release) — The Tiger Football season opener is Saturday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m.

Memphis Athletics has released initial gameday information to help fans prepare for the action at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium during the 2021 season.

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Single-game tickets, season tickets and mini-plans for Memphis Football are on sale and can be purchased online at or by calling (901) 678-2331. Season tickets for all seven home games and mini plans offer fans the chance to see multiple games at the best value. Season tickets start at just $99.

Tickets to Tigers games are fully digital to allow ease and convenience in accessing tickets, entering venues, and transferring tickets to family and friends.

For more information and to view a step-by-step how-to guide, click here.

Outdoor Premium Seating

New to the Liberty Bowl in 2021 are a pair of outdoor premium seating areas designed to give fans the chance to experience Tiger Football in unique and innovative ways. The Outdoor Club is an all-inclusive space that provides the best views of the game as well as free gameday food provided by Andrew Michael Restaurant Group and a full-service bar, and the Tiger Terrace presented by Green Mountain Technology is a place to come and go with an access pass and purchase food and drinks to enjoy with friends.

Parking and Shuttles

Tigers season parking pass holders who have purchased parking will be located in the lots they purchased for the entire season. Season parking passes are sold out at this time. Parking lot opening times will be communicated leading up to each game.

With the development of Liberty Park ongoing on Liberty Bowl grounds, the City of Memphis has adjusted cash lot parking options. The Liberty Bowl will be operating off-site, cash-only parking lots at the Coca-Cola Plant (499 S. Hollywood), Tobey Park (2599 Avery) and the City of Memphis Surplus Lot (2540 Avery).

Additionally, the City is offering Park and Ride Shuttle Service to the Liberty Bowl from the University of Memphis campus. The service includes free parking and round-trip shuttle service to and from the stadium for $5 per person. Fans interested in shuttle service can park in the University’s Central Avenue (3854 Central Ave.) or Southern Avenue (597 Goodman St.) parking lots and access the shuttles, which will begin four hours prior to kickoff and run continuous routes until one hour after the game concludes.

To view a detailed parking map, click here.


Tailgating is permitted in season parking lots. Additionally, fans can book a premium tailgate experience for any home game with Tiger Tailgates presented by Event Rentals by Hicks. All full-service tailgate packages include a tent located on Tiger Lane, tailgate furniture and a cooler fully stocked with ice. Additional premium add-ons and media options are available. Tailgate packages start at $400 and can be reserved by calling (901) 678-2331.

Mask Policy

Per the latest Shelby County Health Department guidelines, all fans, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks in indoor spaces at the Liberty Bowl. Masks are encouraged outdoors if unable to practice social distancing.

Clear Bag Policy

The Liberty Bowl is continuing to utilize a clear bag policy to provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite guest entry into the stadium.

Approved bags include:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar)
  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap
  • Medically necessary items after proper inspection

Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to, purses larger than a clutch bag, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags, diaper bags, binocular cases and camera bags. Seat cushions and seatbacks must be 18″ or less in width with no armrests.

Tiger Lane and Tiger Walk

Inflatables, music and other activities on Tiger Lane are scheduled to begin three hours prior to kickoff. Tiger Walk, where fans can cheer the team into the stadium, will occur two-and-a-half hours prior to kickoff.

Box Office

The ticket office will open at the Gate 1 Box Office two-and-a-half hours prior to kickoff for ticket sales and customer service. There will also be a customer service area set up by the towers on Tiger Lane beginning at that time.

Gates Opening Times

All gates at the Liberty Bowl are scheduled to open 90 minutes prior to kickoff.

For the most up-to-date information on the 2021 season, visit