FanFest Slated for Aug. 23 at Liberty Bowl
Aug. 8, 2014
Tiger Nation will have an opportunity to get a sneak peak at the University of Memphis football team and celebrate the kickoff of the season during FanFest 2014. The event is slated for Aug. 23 from 9-11 a.m. on Tiger Lane at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium with the Tigers holding a “mock game” scrimmage inside the stadium beginning at 11 a.m.
Activities surrounding FanFest as well as the mock game are free and open to the public. Parking will also be free. With the Hit and Run 5K taking place on the Liberty Bowl grounds that same morning, parking for FanFest will be limited to the Tiger Lane A and D Lots as well as the Blue and Gold Lots surrounding the stadium.
FanFest patrons are encouraged to enter Tiger Lane via Central Avenue or Hollywood. Access will not be available via Southern Avenue nor East Parkway.
Activities during FanFest will include a live DJ, inflatables, a photo booth and a social media hub featuring Pouncer and spirit squad members along with games, prizes and giveaways. Memphis’ men’s soccer team will be on hand to sign autographs from 10-11 a.m. on Tiger Lane. The first 250 families attending FanFest will receive a Memphis Tigers yard sign.
During FanFest, the football squad will hold its traditional Tiger Walk at approximately 9:40 a.m. Culminating preseason camp, the mock game will be a team walk through which will last approximately 90 minutes. Following the practice, fans will be invited to the field for a brief autograph and photo session with the players and coaches.
Season and individual game tickets will be on sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the event at the Liberty Bowl. Fans can also receive more information about season, individual game or ticket packages by visiting www.gotigersgo.com/tickets or by calling (901) 678-2331.
Memphis opens the 2014 season on Aug. 30 when the Tigers play host to Austin Peay.