Aug. 29, 2007
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -
The University of Memphis athletic department has some information available for Tiger fans attending Saturday's football game against Ole Miss. Kick-off is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. (CT). Fans coming to the game should review the information below.
FRIDAY NIGHT: SportsNite live from Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium (5 p.m.)
Fans are encouraged to join Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS) for a live broadcast of SportsNite from Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium which airs live at 5 p.m. Guests for the live show will include Memphis Director of Athletics R.C. Johnson, while reporter Allison Williams will be interviewing fans in the Highland Hundred tailgate area. Join the Memphis cheerleaders and the Memphis band to show your school spirit! This episode of SportsNite will be hosted by Bob Neal, Bob Fiscella and Nick Cellini. SportsNite airs weekdays at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.
MATA Will provide shuttle service beginning at 1 p.m. The cost of the shuttle is $7.00. There are three shuttle locations (Germantown Village Square on Poplar; Eastgate Shopping Center (the Germantown bus also stop here on the way to the stadium); and Halle Stadium.
WILL CALL for the general public will be located at Gate 1. An ID will be required to pick up tickets. WILL CALL distribution will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, and tickets will also be on sale beginning at 10 a.m. from Gate 1.
Tickets will be on sale at Gate 3 beginning at 11 a.m. Ticket windows at Gate 4 will open at noon. All sales will be cash-only at the stadium (all tickets are $50.00). Gates will open for admission at 12:30 p.m., Saturday.
U of M Player Family tickets will be located at Gate 6 and will open at 10 a.m.
Visiting Player Family tickets and Ole Miss WILL CALL will be located at Gate 6.
U of M students will be admitted free with a current valid U of M ID at Gate 2. All IDs will be scanned. Gate 2 will open at 12:30 p.m. One student guest ticket allowed per ID. Student guest tickets can be purchased at the U of M Bursar's Office, located on the first floor of Wilder Tower on the U of M campus.
15,000 Thunderstix will be given away. Giveaways are available at each gate.
The game between Memphis and Ole Miss is being sponsored by State Farm. For information on becoming an official game-day sponsor, contact Tiger Sports Properties at 901-763-1112.
Le Bonheur Toy Drive - Fans are invited to help support Le Bonheur's Bunny Room by bringing toys to the game and depositing them in the PODS that will be located outside Gates 1, 3 and 4. The following items are requested: new unwrapped toys, games, dolls, plush toys, hand-held electronics, books and journals, sports equipment and sports memorabilia.
First Tennessee Tiger Town
First Tennessee Tiger Town will open two hours prior to kick-off and is a free, family-oriented area featuring interactive booths, displays and giveaways as well as music and the live broadcast with Forrest Goodman and Matt Dillon. The First Tennessee Tiger Town will be located behind Lot B and next to the Highland Hundred Lot just south of Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
M Club Pre-Game Hospitality
Former student-athletes are invited to join the M Club 90 minutes before each home football game. Current members of the M Club will receive complimentary food and beverages by showing their M Club membership card. Inactive members and guests can eat in the M Club tent for $5.00 per person. For further information on the M Club, go to www.tigermclub.com or by calling M Club Director Tim Duncan at 901-678-4878.
Bank of Bartlett Barn Bash
The Bank of Bartlett will host a special Barn Bash on Saturday in cooperation with the University of Memphis Alumni Association. Enjoy food, beverages and festivities before the game. For more information, call the Bank of Bartlett at 901-382-6600. The Bash will take place in the barn outside of Gate 3.
Tiger Scholarship Fund Hospitality Tent
The Tiger Scholarship Fund will host Bengal Level Tiger fans ($1000) and above beginning 90 minutes prior to kickoff in their hospitality tent. The TSF tent is located on the Northwest Side of the Stadium by Lot A. Bengal Level Tigers are asked to please RSVP by Thursday, Aug. 30th to Dlarivir@memphis.edu or 901-678-2334. This game's sponsor of the TSF Hospitality Tent is Huey's and U.S. Foodservice.
The non-conference season opener for both Memphis and Ole Miss will be regionally broadcast on Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS). CSS is available in Memphis on digital cable and cable-ready Channel 6.
Fans can also view the broadcast of the game through online streaming on the www.gotigersgo.com website through All-Access.
Fans in the area but unable to attend the game can listen to the pre-game, post game and the entire live action of the game versus Ole Miss on WREC 600 AM.