Stadium & Facilities 

The Bandmasters Championship is proud to feature one of the most impressive venues for any marching band contest in America.  Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium, home of the University of Memphis Tigers since 1965, has hosted memorable college football games, professional sports, concerts, and hundreds of other events. And each year on a Saturday in late October, it welcomes many of the South's top bands.

Fans appreciate Liberty Stadium’s plentiful seating and excellent sight lines. Directors are treated to our spacious press box hospitality area, and students can enjoy a variety of concessions before and after their performances. The 58,000-seat Liberty Stadium provides the perfect atmosphere for championship marching band performances. The field is completely enclosed, so attention is squarely focused on your band with no outside distractions. The AstroTurf playing surface, the latest in artificial turf technology, looks and feels just like natural grass but stays in perfect condition no matter what the weather conditions. The press box provides the adjudicators an excellent vantage point and good read of your show, visually and musically. Our complimentary high-camera video recording gives you an unparalleled view of your drill. 

Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium is the largest stadium in Tennessee, Arkansas or Mississippi to host a marching band contest. Performing here is a thrilling experience for every band member, one that each will remember for a lifetime! The Bandmasters Championship is pleased to showcase your band in this professional-quality arena!

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