MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – We’re nearly one week out from the Memphis Tigers season opener against Ole Miss, and Friday, we got a first-hand look at the enhancements being made to Liberty Bowl stadium.
The city of Memphis worked with the U of M and Daktronics on brand new video display scoreboards on both ends of the stadium. The old jumbotrons were 7-years-old and in need of updating.
Mayor Jim Strickland says the upgrades are constant because of the aging stadium.
“It’s a 50-year-old stadium. I love the Liberty Bowl, but it does need constant work to keep it up,” he said. “And that’s why you see every year, every other year, us putting in significant money to upgrade. There’s some things you don’t see. We’re gonna replace some carpet here and there, and we’re working on parts of Tiger Lane right now.”
Other new amenities include a taco bar and a grab-and-go stand.
All stadium updates will be done by August 31st when Memphis takes on Ole Miss.