Memphis, Tennessee (PressExposure) August 01, 2011 -- Tiger Lane, located at the Liberty Bowl and designed by OT Marshall Architects, was transformed last year from 16 unused buildings on 15 acres to a beautiful tailgating spot. Once an eye-sore surrounding one of the city's largest sports venues, the location has been transformed into the place to be before University of Memphis football games. It welcomes enthusiastic crowds with its expansive grassy areas and game-day atmosphere. Tom Marshall agrees; "This historic site spans 1200 feet from the city's most famous parkway to the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. What was once a sea of asphalt and an unusable public domain is now a readily accessible green space in the heart of the city."
A Thursday night football game between The University of Memphis and Mississippi State University will kick off the tailgating season on September 1. The newly updated stadium entry flanked by two towers along with the glow of blue lights lining the tailgating areas will welcome fans for the 7 o'clock game. This nationally televised event will be sure to entertain the large crowds expected from both schools.
The beautifully constructed tailgating area will also provide a perfect location for the Southern Heritage Classic, a football game between historic rivals Tennessee State University and Jackson State University. This event will be held September 8-11 and will draw many to the area for the weekend's festivities. "The project accommodates state of the art tailgating with drive-up access to tent pads equipped with electricity and water", ads Mr. Marshall.
O.T. Marshall Architects was founded in 1957 by O.T. Marshall, and it soon became known as the most cutting-edge firm in Memphis with its contemporary designs and concepts. In 1986, Tom Marshall joined his father to pursue their passion of architecture together, and it was his vision that brought the Tiger Lane concept to life.