MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The capacity for Tiger football home games at the Liberty Bowl has been increased due to the loosening of social distancing restrictions by the Shelby County Health Department.
Earlier this week SCHD announced social distancing at sporting events could go from 12 feet to 6 feet between seating groups. The Tigers will now be able to host approximately 10,000 fans at games, more than doubling their previous capacity of 4,500.
"It definitely helps for sure," Memphis executive associate athletic director Dr. Adam G. Walker said. "We're grateful to have that additional revenue. It doesn't quite impact us like it would for a full capacity stadium, but definitely having those additional seats does help us a little bit financially, so that is a bright spot in that area."
With the increased capacity, there are a limited number of single-game tickets available for the remaining five home games. There is also a five-game package available starting at $125.
Earlier this year, 85 percent of Tigers season ticket holders chose to donate or credit the value of their plans as part of the University's 'Keep Memphis Roaring' campaign. Those who donated will receive 2020 season tickets, while those who opted to credit their plans for 2021 have been given first priority to purchase tickets.
"We're happy to be able to accommodate those people that took care of us," Walker said.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by clicking here.
For more information, call the Memphis Athletics Ticket Office at (901) 678-2331.
The Tigers remaining home schedule is:
- Sat. Oct. 17 UCF 2:30 pm
- Sat. Oct. 24 Temple TBA
- Sat. Nov. 7 USF TBA
- Sat. Nov. 21 Stephen F. Austin TBA
- Sat. Dec. 5 Houston TBA