UofM Tiger fans will see big changes at Liberty Bowl this season

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fans will see lots of changes at the Liberty Bowl during this football season.

The University of Memphis Tigers football home opener Saturday against Arkansas State will have several health and safety measures in place.

Fans will be seated 12 feet apart, according to a release from UofM Athletics.

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Families and close acquaintances will be seated together upon request.

Groups with more than eight tickets will be split into separate clusters, according to the release.

Masks will be required at all times in the stadium.

Tickets will be digital-only for the 2020 season, and fans can download and store the tickets to their phones.

Tailgating will not be permitted, and the Pipkin Building will not be open, according to the release.

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Only credit or debit cards will be accepted at the concession stands.

Concession stand products will be served only in closed containers, and all drinks will be bottled.

According to the release, each concession stand will offer three to four menu items.

All smoking areas will be closed this season.