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The Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis

Categories: Tourist Spots, Arenas & Stadiums
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3.3/5 based on 40 reviews on the web
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, originally Memphis Memorial Stadium, is a football stadium located at the Mid-South Fairgrounds in Midtown Memphis, Tennessee. The stadium is the site of the annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl, and is the home field of the University of Memphis Tigers football team. It has also been the host of several attempts at professional sports in the city, as well as other local football games and other gatherings.HistoryThe stadium was originally built as Memphis Memorial Stadium in 1965 for $3 million, as a part of the Mid-South Fairgrounds, home to one of the South’s most popular fairs. The fairgrounds also include the Mid-South Coliseum (formerly the city’s major indoor venue) as well as the now closed Libertyland amusement park. It was dedicated to the citizens of Memphis who had served in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War.It was built partially as a way to bring the Liberty Bowl to a permanent home in Memphis (the game had started in Philadelphia, but because of poor attendance for a northern bowl, it left the city, playing one year in Atlantic City before settling in Memphis). The game was such a success for Memphis that the stadium was renamed Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in 1976. As originally built, the stadium was lopsided, with the southwest side being taller than the northeast. A 1987 expansion brought it to its current, balanced size, although with a much greater hospitality building topping the northeast section. Its design is similar to that of old Tampa Stadium ("The Big Sombrero"), with the endzone grandstands being much shorter than the sidelines. The field, which had been natural grass since its inception, was replaced with a FieldTurf surface before the 2005 season.
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  • So they made some changes to some of the seats turning them into premium. To me, not really worth it when u can get good seats cheaper. Also, keep in mind you want to be on the West side seats because...  read more »
  • Liberty Bowl AR v K-State. Great Stadium, great atmosphere. Plenty of gates for easy access, restrooms and food drink vendors were easily accessible. Worst thing was the traffic after the game, but th...  read more »
  • My wife and I are Arkansas Razorback supporters (our son is in law school there-he received his BS from the University of Georgia). We sat in Section 114 on Row 14. I love college football. There are ...  read more »
  • The recent renovations are definitely an improvement. Hopefully the Tigers are able to build on last season and continue great football. Sadly, many concessions on the upper level are closed.
  • Love it. Watching the Football Game, The Food is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,Nice Seating and Nice People, A Store just incase i forget my shirt,Tickets If you didnt get no tickets on time,Good Parking,Large Area, I Just Love The Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
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  • Really nice venue, but could use more restroom facilities, and garbage cans. The classic is held here every year and is good for alumni comradeship and family fun. Staff is more courteous than expected, handicap accessible too, which is a plus.
  • Great stadium for college football games.
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