Fans of Ole Miss and Memphis football are ready for Saturday’s game and so is Liberty Bowl Memorial

Fans of Ole Miss and Memphis football are ready for Saturday’s game and so is Liberty Bowl Memorial
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AFTER MONTHS OF PRACTICE AND PREPARATION – AND MORE THAN A LITTLE HYPE.. BY THIS TIME TOMORROW.. WE’LL KNOW WHETHER MEMPHIS OR OLE MISS PULLED OFF A WIN FOR THEIR FIRST GAME OF THE YEAR. GOOD EVENING I’M RICHARD RANSOM. KATINA IS OFF TONIGHT. WITHOUT A TICKET.. THE ONLY PLACE YOU CAN SEE THE GAME IS RIGHT HERE ON LOCAL 24 NEWS. BUT FANS WHO HEAD TO THE LIBERTY BOWL TO SEE IT IN PERSON WILL NOTICE SEVERAL NEW IMPOVEMENTS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE STADIUM. LOCAL 24 NEWS REPORTER BRAD BRODERS IS HERE TO SHOW US. HE’S LIVE AT TIGER LANE…BRAD.. Brad: RICHARD – THOSE CHANGES INCLUDE RETIRED MEMPHIS FOOTBALL PLAYERS ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE STADIUM – WHICH CREWS FINISHED INSTALLING IN THE LAST 48 HOURS. WITH AROUND 50-THOUSAND FANS EXPECTED MAYBE – MORE – STADIUM STAFF SAID THEY’RE READY WITH MORE THAN ENOUGH TICKET SCANNERS – OPEN GATES – EVEN BOTTLED WATER. BRAD BRODERS/REPORTIN G: THE PAINT IS READY – THE FIELD IS SET – THE LIBERTY BOWL IS READY FOR MEMPHIS FOOTBALL’S 2019 KICKOFF AGAINST REGIONAL RIVAL – OLE MISS. Thomas Carrier/Liberty Bowl general manager: “You know, it’s a great chance for our city, our stadium.” LIBERTY BOWL GENERAL MANAGER THOMAS CARRIER SAID HIS STAFF ROLLED OUT SOME CHANGES THIS YEAR. WHILE THE CLEAR BAG POLICY REMAINS IN PLACE – THERE’S A QUICKER OPTION FOR FANS WITHOUT THEM. Thomas Carrier/Liberty Bowl general manager: “Not everyone has a bag, we do have no bag lines as well at our gates.” WHEN THEY AREN’T LOOKING ON THE FIELD – FANS WILL ALSO ENJOY THE VIEW FROM THIS BRAND NEW VIDEO BOARD ON THE LIBERTY BOWL’S NORTH END. Thomas Carrier/Liberty Bowl general manager: “Clearer quality, higher quality, a lot more functionality.” ON AN EXPECTED WARM SATURDAY AFTERNOON – CARRIER SAID THERE WON’T BE A REPEAT OF A 2017 GAME – WHEN THE LIBERTY BOWL TEMPORARILY RAN OUT OF BOTTLED WATER. Thomas Carrier/Liberty Bowl general manager: “We’ll have approximately 5 times more water on site, bottled water, than we’ve ever sold at a game.” LIBERTY BOWL ORGANIZERS SAID THEY’RE ALSO EXCITED TO ROLL OUT A NEW FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE THIS SEASON. Thomas Carrier/Liberty Bowl general manager: “Will have 7 or 8 stops throughout the property that cans can hop on, travel to another location, hop off.” Brad: RIGHT NOW – ALL THE PAVED LOTS AROUND THE LIBERTY BOWL ARE SOLD OUT – BUT YOU ARE ABLE TO PAY 20 DOLLARS TO PARK ON THE GRASSY AREAS AT THE FORMER LIBERTYLAND SITE – AS LONG AS SPACES LAST. REPORTING LIVE AT THE LIBERTY BOWL – BRAD BRODERS – LOCAL 24 NEWS.

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