The AutoZone Liberty Bowl is played each bow season at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee. Since 1959, the AutoZone Liberty Bowl has treated millions of fans to some of the most exciting bowl games in college football. The game matches up a top teamfrom the Big 12 with a peer from the SEC or American Athletic Conference. The AutoZone Liberty Bowl is sponsored by AutoZone, and has been sponsored in the past by AXA Financial. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for AutoZone Liberty Bowl tickets.
2017 AutoZone Liberty Bowl Preview
The 2016 Liberty Bowl will feature two teams of the most dangerous rushing attacks in the NCAA. The Arkansas Razorbacks have lived and died with the ground game, with running back Alex Collins rushing for almost 1400 yards and 17 touchdowns. Collins and the Razorbacks will go up against a disciplined, but suspect Kansas State run defense. The Wildcats struggled through the middle of their season, but have been playing their best football down the stretch. Quarterback Joe Hubener continues in Bill Snyder’s dual threat QB mold, and will look to run early and often against the Razorbacks. The Liberty Bowl has been defined by close games in recent years, and the matchup between Arkansas and Kansas State looks to be evenly matched on paper. One thing that is for sure, the ground game will rule at the 2016 Liberty Bowl.
Check out our Liberty Bowl Preview History page for previews of previous Liberty Bowl games.
AutoZone Liberty Bowl at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Address: 335 S Hollywood St, Memphis, Tennessee, 38104
The Autozone Liberty Bowl is played at the aptly-named Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, just southeast of downtown Memphis. The stadium is home to the Memphis Tigers and the Southern Heritage Classic, and has also played host to the Tennessee Oilers, Memphis Maniax, Memphis Showboats and Memphis Rogues.
Box and Sideline
Box sections are the first few rows of the three closest sections to the 50-yard line along both sidelines -- Sections 119, 120 and 121 on one sideline and Sections 103, 104 and 105 on the other. Sections 117-123 and 101-108 and 132 are known as Sideline Sections and offer great views of the entire field.
Corner and End Zone
Corner sections are the two at all four corners of the field, while end zones are the sections in between the corners. These are the most cost-efficient way to see the stadium, especially in the upper rows.
AutoZone Liberty Bowl Event Guide
What are the best attractions to see when in Memphis for the Liberty Bowl?
Beale Street is the most famous street in Memphis, and if you’re looking for nightlife and food, this is the place to be. Live music is always being played throughout Beale Street. Also, check to see if the Memphis Grizzlies are playing at the FedEx Forum when you’re in town.
Where are the best places to eat when in Memphis for the Liberty Bowl?
Gus’s World Famous Hot & Spicy Chicken is just that – world famous. It’s a must when you’re in the city. Corky’s Ribs and BBQ will hit the spot if you’re looking for some Memphis dry rub BBQ.
What are the best games in Liberty Bowl history?
The 2011 Liberty Bowl produced an exciting memory for those in attendance, as the Cincinnati Bearcats came from behind to beat Vanderbilt 31-24 behind the 149 rushing yards of Isaiah Pead. Louisville and Boise State also matched up in the Liberty Bowl as two Top 10 ranked teams with Louisville eventually winning a shoot-out and handing the Broncos their first loss of the season. For a full list of former Liberty Bowl teams, visit our Liberty Bowl Champions page.
Who are the most famous players to play in the Liberty Bowl?
MVPs of the Liberty Bowl include Randy White, Doug Flutie and Bo Jackson. As long as big conferences like the SEC are involved, you can be sure you’re seeing top tier talent every time at the Liberty Bowl.