Memphis Athletics to allow more fans inside Liberty Bowl for Tiger football

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Athletics announced Tuesday that capacity restrictions for upcoming Tiger football games will be loosened to allow more fans to see the game in person.

The change moves social distancing between seating groups from 12 feet to 6 feet. The change will increase Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium seating capacity from 4,500 to an anticipated capacity of nearly 12,000 for the UCF game on Oct. 17.

Masks are required. All fans attending are required to wear a mask at all times while on Stadium property per the Shelby County Health Department. If no mask is being worn at the time of entry, that fan will not be allowed into the stadium. Fans under the age of three are not required to wear a mask.

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Tailgating is still off-limits. No tailgating is permitted on Liberty Bow Memorial Stadium property per Shelby County Health guidelines.

“We’d like to thank our partners at the Shelby County Health Department for keeping the health and safety of our Memphis community at the center of every conversation,” said Memphis Director of Athletics Laird Veatch. “Their approach has been pragmatic and thoughtful, with truly the best interest of our citizens at heart. I’m excited to increase Liberty Bowl capacity and safely welcome more Tiger fans for our upcoming game against UCF on Saturday, Oct. 17. I can’t wait to have more fans in attendance contributing to the game-day environment for our student-athletes during such an important matchup in our season.”

“This increase was only possible because Tiger fans did a great job of complying with the safety protocols at the last home game. We know everyone will be a team player and keep Tiger nation safe and COVID free.”

All season ticket holders who chose the ‘donate’ option during the #KeepMemphisRoaring campaign will be reseated according to the new guidelines. The new distancing allows for all ‘donate’ option participants to receive tickets for the remainder of the games, as well as opening a large number of single-game ticket inventory. Those season ticket holders who choose to credit their tickets to the 2021 season will be offered first priority to purchase single-game tickets. An email will be sent to fans in the coming days outlining the process to purchase.

Single-game sales for upcoming games will be available to the public beginning Friday, Oct. 9, at GoTigersGoTix.com or by calling the Tiger ticket office at 901.678.2331.