Stadium Stats - 5 decades

1965 — The date the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium opened.
7 — Number of acres of ground covered by the facility.
$4 million — What it cost to build.
$80 — Original construction cost
per seat.
16 — Number of sell-outs before recouping the original cost.
$5 — What a ticket cost per seat
($6 for a box seat) when it opened
$19.5 million — Cost of 1987 renovations
50,160 — The original seating capacity.
61,008 — Current seating capacity

 

 

Stadium Tenants - a time line

1965 – Present, University of Memphis Tigers Football
1965 – Present, AutoZone Liberty Bowl Football Classic
1974 – 1975, Memphis Southmen, aka Grizzlies (World Football League, WFL)
1978 – 1980, Memphis Rogues (North American Soccer League, NASL)
1984 – 1985, Memphis Showboats (United States Football League, USFL)
1990 – Present, Southern Heritage Classic Presented by FedEx annual football game
1995 - Memphis Mad Dogs (Canadian Football League, CFL)
1997 - Tennessee Oilers (Now Tennessee Titans, National Football League, NFL)
2001 - Memphis Maniax (X Football League, XFL)

 

Major Concerts - Were you there?

1975 – Rolling Stones
1988 – Monsters of Rock (Metallica, Kingdom Come, Dokken, Van Halen, Scorpions)
1993 - Paul McCartney
1994 - Rolling Stones
1997 - U2

 

 

 

 

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