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Tiger vs Warhawks: What You Need To Know

8-12-2017 Lambuth Scrimmage (91)

Finally, Tiger Football Season is here and you don’t even have to wait until Saturday for the first game. Thursday (8/31) night The University of Memphis  open the 2017 season at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadiumas they host The University of Lousiana @Monroe Warhawks.  You can watch the game on TV on the CBS Sports Network, listen on the radio on600 WREC AM/Rock 103 (102.7 FM).

  • Thursday’s game is only the third all-time meeting on the gridiron between the two schools. The series is tied 1-1, and both previous encounters were played in Memphis. The Tigers won the last match-up in 2000, posting a 28-0 shutout over Louisiana-Monroe. The Warhawks took the first contest with a 21-20 win in 1979.

For those intending on taking bags into the stadium, please be advised of the newly implemented CLEAR BAG POLICY.

Here’s a quick rundown of what’s going on for Gameday:

12:00 p.m. — Parking lots for season pass holders open
12:00 p.m. — Purple Lot $20 – Cash only parking open to general public
4:00 p.m. — General Ticket Sales/Will Call Windows open at Gate 1 and Ticket Towers off Tiger Lane
5:00 p.m. — Tiger Village open for set up (Memphis Student Tailgate area)
5:00 p.m. — General Ticket Sales at Gate 3Â
5:45 p.m. — Tiger Walk on Tiger Lane Near Fountain (Weather Permitting)
6:00 p.m.  — Pipkin Hospitality area opens. $10 for Tiger Scholarship Fund, M Club, Alumni Association and 901 Club members
6:30 p.m. — Gates 1-6 and Suites Open
6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. $4 draft beers for the first 45 minutes after gates open
7:55 p.m. — On-Field Pre-Game Begins
8:15 p.m. — Official Kick-Off Time
  • All Season parking passes are sold out.  Game Day Parking is available ($20/cash only) in he Purple Lot
  • Free parking passes are available for University of Memphis students on a first-come, first-served basis. Passes must be picked up at the University Center Information Desk. Student parking is located in the Purple Lot adjacent to the Student Tailgate (Tiger Village). Students can enter through Access 10 off East Parkway to enter the Purple Lot.
  • The following concessions will be available:
    • Café on the 50 – 104
      Colletta’s Pizza – 108, 124, 129
      Funnel Cakes – 112
      Hawaiian Shaved Ice – 116, 120, 132
      Mini Melts Ice Cream – 116, 120, 132
      Hog Wild BBQ – 102, 103, 120
      Pronto Pups – 109, 117, 131, Upper West 105
      Soda and Pop Corn Cart – 111
      Hot Dogs, Nachos, Peanuts – 105, 115, 119, 121, 125
      Pretzels, Candy, Sodas, Coffee – Upper East 118, 119, 121
      Turkey Express – 128
      Uncle Lou’s Hot Wings & Chicken Tenders – 116
      Lenny’s Subs – 101, 107
      Beer Locations – 101, 107, 111, 117, 118, 119, 120, 128
  • The hospitality area has been moved to the  Pipkin Building just south of Tiger Lane. The pregame party is open to Alumni Association, Tiger Scholarship Fund, M Club, 901 Club and the general public. Cost is $10 per person for all TSF 901 Club Members, Alumni Association Members and M Club Members, and $15 for the general public.

    – Tiger Walk (Weather Permitting) is scheduled for approximately 5:45 p.m. Fans are encouraged to gather on Tiger Lane near the fountain for the Tiger Walk.
    – A pep rally featuring the Mighty Sound of the South Marching Band and the Tiger Spirit Squads will take place at the fountain on Tiger Lane at 7:15 p.m.
    – Returning this year is a Grill Zone – Memphis Football and the Highland Hundred will offer the Grill Zone on Tiger Lane near Paul “Bear” Bryant Avenue. A number of grills will be available for community use at no charge. Fans who don’t already have a tailgating spot are encouraged to bring their coolers to the Grill Zone. A free valet service for coolers will also be provided so that fans can leave their coolers and pick them up outside the stadium after the game.
    – Game programs will be sold at all Tiger Bookstore stands in the stadium and on Tiger Lane for $5.00. Memphis area Boy Scouts will also be selling game programs throughout the Liberty Bowl grounds.

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