TICKETS TO THE 34TH SOUTHERN HERITAGE CLASSIC GO ON SALE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD. THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF WILL FACE THE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY TIGERS AT SIMMONS BANK LIBERTY BOWL STADIUM ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH AT 6 PM.
MEMPHIS, TN – The Southern Heritage Classic (SHC) has announced that it will return its festivities to Simmons Bank Liberty Bowl for its 34th annual football classic. Also, the Classic recently announced that Arkansas-Pine Bluff (UAPB) has agreed to play in the football game, replacing the Jackson State University Tigers, who have played in the Classic since 1990.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions will take on the Tennessee State University Tigers on Saturday, September 9th at 6pm. Other Classic Weekend events will be later announced. Tickets to the 34th Southern Heritage Classic will go on sale Friday, February 3rd and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.
Classic Founder, Fred Jones, is excited about the upcoming game. “The Classic has a strong legacy and this year, we’re writing a new chapter and making new memories. It’s always a good time when Tennessee State comes to town and I’m glad Arkansas-Pine Bluff decided to join the festivities. We invite everyone to attend and enjoy all the evens that make Classic Weekend one of the best in Memphis. Get ready for some great football,” said Jones.
During the AutoZone Halftime Show the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South (M4) will battle the Tennessee State Aristocrat of Bands for bragging rights. After the game, the bands will face off during the Classic 5th Quarter.
The HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) has announced that it will return to the Southern Heritage Classic Weekend as part of its 7th Annual HBCU Football and Recruitment Tour. HCF will participate in the Classic college fair, parade, tailgate, and its media team will cover the football game experience. The full Annual HBCU Football and Recruitment Tour schedule will be released in the coming months.
About the Southern Heritage Classic presented by FedEx
The Southern Heritage Classic, founded in 1990 by Fred Jones Jr., brings fans from across the U.S. to watch HBCU football every September at the Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium in Memphis, TN. In 2023, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Golden Lions will face off against the Tennessee State University Tigers. The greatness of the Classic rests on how it connects kindred spirits – young and old – in celebration of the beauty of cultural diversity and the richness of the city’s heritage. For more information, visit SouthernHeritageClassic.com.