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New sound system coming to Liberty Bowl
New sound system coming to Liberty Bowl
Posted on 08/09/2018

Significant improvements are coming to City-owned Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in time for the Sept. 1 season opener, Mayor Jim Strickland said today.

“We at City government are the landlord, and it’s on us to make sure the Liberty Bowl is up to date,” Mayor Strickland said in a morning interview with Peter Edmiston on WHBQ-AM. “The Tigers have upgraded their program, and we’re upgrading their home.”

Improvements will focus on two areas: 1) a new sound system and 2) extensive renovations to the home locker room.

In partnership with industry leader Daktronics, the new sound system has been designed specifically for the unique shape of the Liberty Bowl. The new JBL Variable Line Array system is used in many major football venues.

The system is designed to produce a consistent decibel level throughout the seating sections, and also includes new speakers and amplifiers for club seats, suites, skyboxes, and the press box.

The new locker room provides nearly 6,000 square feet of contiguous locker room space. The room includes 105 lockers with LED monitors with full data connectivity. A new training room is being added with direct field access, as is a new coaches’ locker room.

The stadium’s west side is also receiving an upgrade to its power transformer and main switchboard, replacing the original equipment installed in 1964.

This year's upgrades are part of a series of recent improvements to the facility, including a new video board, new playing surface, new chairback seats, and the development of Tiger Lane.

This year’s football schedule at the Liberty Bowl includes:

  • Sept. 1, Mercer at U of M, 6 p.m.
  • Sept. 8, Southern Heritage Classic presented by FedEx, 6 p.m.
  • Sept. 14, Georgia State at U of M, 6 p.m.
  • Sept. 22, South Alabama at U of M, 6 p.m.
  • Oct. 6, Connecticut at U of M, time TBD
  • Oct. 13, UCF at U of M, time TBD
  • Nov. 10, Tulsa at U of M, time TBD
  • Nov. 23, Houston at U of M, time TBD
  • Dec. 31, AutoZone Liberty Bowl, 2:45 p.m.

To listen to Mayor Strickland's full interview, visit this page, select the podcast for hour one of the Wolo & Peter In The Morning, and start at about the 22-minute mark. 

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