With the redevelopment of Liberty Park, there will be changes to game day parking and traffic control, starting with the University of Memphis football home opener on September 4 at 6 p.m.  These changes are also for the Southern Heritage Classic and AutoZone Liberty Bowl games.

Details of game day parking and traffic plans are listed below:

Stadium Parking Lots:  All stadium lots, including Tiger Lane, Red Lots, Blue Lots, Gold Lots, Silver Lots, Pink Lot, and Tan Lot, are pre-sold for all 2021 football games and only accessible with the appropriate parking pass for the University of Memphis Football, Southern Heritage Classic and AutoZone Liberty Bowl football games. Tailgating is permitted on property in designated areas. Please visit  LBMS Stadium Parking page for more details.  Opening times for stadium parking lots will be released in advance of each game, so please follow Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium and our football partners on social media or visit our websites for game-specific information. 

Stadium-operated Off-Site Game Day “Cash” Parking Lots:  The Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium will operate the following off-site parking lots on game days as cash-only parking lots. These lots will open at the same time as the stadium’s parking lots for each respective football game, and tailgating is NOT permitted. The following will be operating game day cash-only parking:

  • Coca-Cola Plant at 499 S. Hollywood St.- $20 per vehicle space
  • Tobey Park 2599 Avery, $15 per vehicle space
  • City of Memphis Surplus Lot at 2540 Avery Street, $15 per vehicle Tailgating is NOT permitted in these lots.

Independent Off-Site Game Day “Cash” Parking Lots:  The following area partners will be operating game day cash-only parking. Opening times and prices vary per lot. These lots generally open 2-3 hours before kick-off.  Tailgating is NOT permitted in these lots. 

  • Christian Brothers University, Central Ave. entrance
  • Maxine Smith Steam Academy/Middle College,750 E. Parkway,
  • Shelby County School Board, 160 S. Hollywood
  • Kroc Center, 800 E. Parkway
  • Binswanger Glass, 340 S. Hollywood.  

Rideshare Companies (Uber, Lyft etc.)  Rideshare companies, such as Uber and Lyft, will pick up and drop off passengers at two designated locations Tiger Lane or East Parkway. 

MPD Traffic Control:  The Memphis Police Department has developed a comprehensive traffic plan tailored to each football game to accommodate the many changes to the Liberty Park area for the 2021 football season.  MPD Traffic Operations will support clock-wise traffic flow along East Parkway, Central, Hollywood, and Southern Ave. Additional officers, traffic equipment, and signage will be along the perimeter and area of the stadium to assist with directions and traffic flow. MPD will also manage the dedicated shuttle routes for the Park-N-Ride service for pre-game ingress and post-game egress.  The significant change on post-game egress is one-way traffic flow on Southern Avenue between Early Maxwell and Highland Street.

Stadium Parking Access: There are four primary routes designed to provide the most efficient travel onto stadium property. Please use the following directions for the below

Ranked teams

No. 8 Campolindo 38, Las Lomas 28: Campolindo (5-0) fought off a tough Las Lomas team looking to play spoiler in this Diablo Athletic League Foothill Division matchup Friday night. Both teams went blow for blow in the first quarter as the Knights struck first with a rushing touchdown from junior running back Frank Payne. The Cougars answered quickly as junior running back and defensive back Dillan Thoms scored his first of three touchdowns to tie the game 7-7. The Knights took the lead again minutes later, returning a punt for a touchdown. Thoms then scored from 24 yards out to tie the game once more. Another Thoms touchdown run put Campolindo up 21-14 at halftime. The Cougars controlled the game from then on, never letting Las Lomas pull within 10 points after taking a 31-14 lead into the fourth quarter. “We had a hungry group of seniors,” Campolindo coach Kevin Macy said. “For us, we called this our championship game. We can claim that we are league champions so that the kids have something to hold on to as a memory.” Campolindo will look to complete its perfect season Friday at 7 p.m. at Miramonte. Las Lomas will return home to play Benicia on Friday at 7 p.m. — Brendan Cross

No. 13 Menlo-Atherton 50, Terra Nova 7: Jalen Moss caught a touchdown pass from Matt MacLeod for the first score of the night and the points kept coming for Menlo-Atherton in the first half of a game that wasn’t listed on either team’s MaxPreps schedule. Raymond Price III scored on a 3-yard run around the right side and then on a 70-yard keeper. MacLeod connected with Jeremiah Earby from 72 yards out to make it 27-0 — still in the first quarter. The advantage ballooned to 50-0 before halftime. Terra Nova scored its touchdown in the third quarter. M-A is 4-0 heading into its season finale next Friday at home against The King’s Academy. Terra Nova (0-2) is scheduled to play at Jefferson next Friday. — Darren Sabedra

Burlingame 21, No. 20 The King’s Academy 14: The Bruening twins led Burlingame to a victory over King’s Academy in Burlingame on Friday night. Head coach John Philipopoulos highlighted junior running back Lou Bruening’s contributions on offense as well as junior defensive lineman Xavier Bruening’s contributions on defense as two key players from Burlingame’s win. Additionally, Burlingame senior quarterback Wyatt McGovern threw for two touchdowns and senior wide receiver Jackson Giovara, senior running back Isaac Frankel and junior tight end Charlie Koch all either caught or ran for a touchdown. Junior wide receiver Jake Taddie and senior quarterback Antonio Gonzalez scored The King’s Academy’s two touchdowns. Burlingame wraps up its season with a home matchup against rival San Mateo next Saturday morning in the Little Big Game while King’s Academy will travel to Menlo-Atherton next Friday to play the final game of its season. — Sofia Scekic

No. 22 St. Ignatius 20, Sacred Heart Cathedral 17: