Southern Heritage Classic big boost for city of Memphis

MEMPHIS, TENN. — Southern Heritage Classic weekend is always a money maker for the city.

The organizer said he’s expecting about 45,000 people to attend the game and tailgating festivities.

That means local businesses will feel the impact, especially with big time head coaches Deion Sanders and Eddie George coming to the Bluff City.

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“With the addition of Deion Sanders and Eddie Jordan game, I’m just expecting this to be probably one of the biggest Southern Heritage Classic games I can remember,” said Ryan Trimm, who owns several restaurants.

Southern Heritage Classic organizer Fred Jones said they are following the guidance of the CDC.

They are asking that everyone wear their mask. Tailgaters say they got vaccinated, because they did not want to put anyone in jeopardy.