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Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium Events

335 S Hollywood St, Memphis, TN 38104 US

Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium

Capacity: 58,325

Home Teams: Memphis Tigers (NCAA College Football)

Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium Events

Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium opened its doors in the Midtown neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee in 1965 both as home to the Memphis Tigers football team of the nearby University of Memphis and the annual Liberty Bowl game, one of the premier Bowl competitions of the NCAA, which takes place in December or January. In fact, the stadium was known as the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium for many years and is still often referred to colloquially as “The Liberty Bowl” by many locals. Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium was also briefly the home of many attempts to bring professional sports to Memphis (a brief but entertaining list of some of its past/passing denizens include the Southmen, the Rogues, the Showboats, the Oilers, the Mad Dogs, the Maniax, the Express, and the Gamblers). The only professional team that has endured in the city is the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA, who never played at the stadium, though the Tennessee Oilers, who later became the Tennessee Titans, do still exist, albeit plying their trade three hours away in Nashville. With the graceful curvature of its open bow, the stadium itself is visually spectacular, especially on a clear day with a beautiful blue Tennessee sky above. The Tigers have been sort of middling team throughout much of their history, with many humdrum seasons either around or below the .500 mark, though it should be noted that they have won 8 conference titles (including 2 in the past decade) despite spending many decades playing as an Independent. The Tigers also boast a decent Bowl game record of 8-8, breaking a streak of five straight Bowl losses in 2020 when they claimed the Montgomery Bowl (followed by a First Responder Bowl in 2023). Oddly, despite playing in the “Liberty Bowl Stadium,” the team has only appeared in one Liberty Bowl game, in 2017, which they lost. The team draws big crowds, however, from a dedicated fan base of students, alumni, and Tennessee residents, though the city’s wonderful Tiger Lane tailgating area, which extends all the way from central Midtown in Memphis to the stadium and features treed grassy areas and electrical connections at each parking spot, has possibly as much to do with this as the games. As kickoff approaches, fans gather near the stadium to cheer the team as they walk inside (the Tiger Walk) along with the band and cheerleaders. Inside Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium, you will see the school colors of blue and gray represented. These might seem a strange combination for a team called the Tigers, but have an interesting historical origin in that they were selected after the Civil War to represent the reconciliation of the Union (North) and Confederacy (South) back into the United States of America. Aside from Tigers home games and the annual Liberty Bowl game, Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium has also occasionally hosted large-scale concerts. Hungry visitors who turn up at Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium (those who have missed out on tailgating or just need a second course) will find lots of savory treats, including Hog Wild Real Memphis BBQ’s nachos and sandwiches, Uncle Lou's Southern Kitchen’s burgers and sandwiches, and Coletta’s Fine Italian Food, along with plenty of cold beer (search for the cheap beer presales!). In the market for some sweet Tigers merch? Head to one of the kiosks or shops inside Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium

Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium Seating Chart

Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium is a large venue that provides a broad range of different seating options for visitors to choose from. Those looking to spend game day in comfort can apply for premium seating areas like the Outdoor Club or Indoor Club that provide excellent food and beverage service along with top-notch amenities and superb views of the action. Huge sections of general admission seating fill the rest of the stadium and these are where you can really feel the passion of the local fans. To find affordable tickets to Memphis Tigers games, the Liberty Bowl, or other events held at Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium, head straight to our listings on TicketX and use our helpful seating chart to compare different seating options in terms of your price range and location preferences.

Getting to Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium (Transportation and Parking)

Visitors can access Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium via public transportation or driving their own vehicle

Getting to Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium via public transportation

There are a couple of local buses that run from downtown Memphis to Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium, but a better option on game day is probably a taxi or ride-share or one of the game day shuttles if you can get to a pickup location easily from where you are staying. If you are located anywhere near the University of Memphis, catching a shuttle would be the easiest option, for sure. Check out the Memphis Tigers website for more information on shuttle routes, pickup locations, and schedules.

Getting to Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium by car

Many fans choose to drive their own vehicles to Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium, which is fine, but it is important to have a game plan in terms of traffic and parking. Some drivers, for example, make use of the Park and Ride offered at the University of Memphis to avoid congestion near the stadium itself. Whatever you do, plan ahead and get there early. The Memphis Tigers website provides driving directions and basic maps. 

Does Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium have on-site parking?

There is plenty of parking near Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium, but most of the lots near the stadium and the Tiger Walk are allocated to those with season parking passes. Many other lots are available nearby, however, and overflow parking lots are opened when needed. Head to the Memphis Tigers website to view a parking map along with a list of parking lots and their details. Shuttles operate from more distant lots and University of Memphis offers a Park and Ride service.

How much does Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium parking cost?

Parking on game days generally costs a flat rate of $20 and two-way shuttle service from your parking lot is an extra $10 on top of that. Go to the Memphis Tigers website to learn more about parking prices in the lots around Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium.