Tigers Partner with Kroger to Offer $5 Tickets for Season Opener
Aug. 22, 2014
MEMPHIS - For the second year in a row the University of Memphis has joined forces with 42 area Kroger stores to sell $5 football tickets for the Tigers' season opener in support of the "Million Meals Challenge."
Memphis will face Austin Peay on Aug. 30 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Game time is slated for 6 p.m.
The University Athletic Department will donate $1 from each ticket sold at the Guest Services desks of area Kroger stores for this special charitable event. If all 10,000 tickets that have been allocated to Kroger are sold, proceeds will result in 80,000 meals for needy families.
"Our desire is for the University of Memphis football home opener to become an annual community event," Director of Athletics Tom Bowen said. "We are proud to partner with our friends at Kroger to offer $5 tickets to our fans and make a donation to our friends and neighbors who are in need at the same time."
The University of Memphis again joins with the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University, as well as area Kroger stores, in the third annual "Million Meals Challenge". The Tigers have won the challenge the last two years. More importantly, the friendly competition has raised enough funds, food items and volunteer hours to provide over one million meals for those less fortunate in our communities in each of its first two years of existence.
Tickets for the opening game will be on sale at Kroger stores throughout the Memphis area Aug. 22 through Aug. 30 while they last. Last year, many store locations sold out of tickets prior to game day. Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets early and follow @TigersAthletics on twitter for updates on ticket availability at specific store locations throughout the week.
Game day festivities on Aug. 30 will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the stadium with live music, inflatables, Tiger Walk, games, giveaways and all the traditional tailgating festivities.