Tigers to enjoy fans with opener a week away

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Memphis, TN-Fanfest, a precursor to the 2013 University of Memphis football season, begins Saturday at 11 a.m. on Tiger Lane outside Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. There will be a live DJ along with face painting, balloon artists and inflatables for children as well as an opportunity to purchase Tiger gear and season tickets at the event.

At 12 noon, fans will be able to enter the stadium where the 2013 Tiger squad will conduct a mock game day walk-through which is expected to last an hour and a half. Following the walk-through, fans will be invited onto the field at approximately 1:30 where players and coaches will be available for autographs and photographs.

While the event officially begins at 11 a.m., Tiger Lane opens at 9 a.m. for tailgating and the team will do its traditional Tiger Walk to the stadium at approximately 10:20 a.m.