55th AutoZone Liberty Bowl



Dec. 31, 2013
3 p.m. (central)

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With its win in the Conference USA Football Championship, Rice Football has accepted an invitation to play in the 55th AutoZone Liberty Bowl to play Mississippi State. We hope that you and your family can join us and other Rice Owl fans for what should be an exciting bowl experience in Memphis. Listed below is the information you will need to make your bowl game plans.

Rice Athletics Ticket Office Holiday Hours Liberty Bowl seating map
Mon., Dec. 23: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tues.-Wed., Dec. 24-25: Closed
Thurs.-Fri., Dec. 26-27: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Mon.-Wed., Dec. 30 - Jan. 1: Closed
Thurs. - Fri., Jan. 2-3: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

AutoZone Liberty Bowl Tickets

On Sale Now Online

In addition to guaranteeing your seat will be in the Rice fan block with other Owl fans, purchasing tickets through the Rice Athletic Ticket Office helps to ensure that Rice can meet all of the necessary financial obligations to the bowl game and positions Rice for future bowl game selections. If you cannot attend the game, please consider purchasing tickets that will be donated to deserving youth in the Memphis area. If you wish to purchase tickets for donation,select "Bowl Tix Donation" during the order process. This donation will be tax deductible and will benefit the Rice Football program. With your help we can make this bowl experience a success on and off the field!

All tickets for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl are $55. Seat location for the Liberty Bowl will be based on the following priority system:

  1. 2013 Owl Club Donors
  2. Rice Football Season Ticket Holders
  3. Rice Faculty/Staff/Students
  4. General Public

Official Bowl Packages

Special AutoZone Liberty Bowl packages which include game tickets, official bowl apparel, coaches' sideline gear, access to bowl events and more are available for purchase. The proceeds from these packages directly benefit Rice Football. For more information Click Here or call Marc Laney in the Owl Club at 713-348-5086.

Hotel Accommodations

Rice Team Headquarters
Hilton Memphis Hotel
939 Ridge Lake Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38120
(901) 684-6664

There are limited rooms available at the team hotel. The Liberty Bowl has set up special rates at several hotels in Memphis. For more information about these rates and to book your hotel please click Here.

Rice University Events

Liberty Bowl Kickoff Party - SOLD OUT
Hosted by The Owl Club and The Association of Rice Alumni

Come join your fellow Rice fans on Beale Street the night before the game! Drinks and food will be served.
Click here for tickets.

Monday, December 30, 2013
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Admission: $25
Hard Rock Café - Memphis
315 Beale St.

Pre-Game Indoor Buffet and Tailgate

This tailgate, located indoors and adjoining to the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, offers an open bar, Memphis BBQ and entertainment from our very own Marching Owl Band! Rice alumni, fans, and friends are welcome to enjoy the buffet and then take part in the Rice Team Walk which will take place in front of the Creative Arts Building. This event will sell out so it is important to register in advance. Click here to purchase tickets.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Admission: $35
Creative Arts Building

** Event Tickets purchased by December 20th will be mailed. After that date they will be available for pick up at the team hotel in Memphis (times TBD) as well as at the check-in table for both events. **

AutoZone Liberty Bowl Events

Team Welcome Party
Friday, December 27 at 6:00pm
AutoZone Park
Tickets: $25

Beale Street Parade
Monday, December 30 at 3pm
World Famous Beale Street
Admission: Free

The Bash on Beale
Monday, December 30 at 5pm
Handy Park on Beale Street
Admission: Free

President's Gala
Monday, December 30 at 7pm
The Peabody Hotel
Tickets: $175

Join the Owl Club

It's always the "most wonderful time of the year" to support your Rice Owls, but to receive tax credit for 2013, please remember the following:

• The last day to make a gift to Rice Athletics in person or on the phone is Friday, December 20, 2013.
• Gifts may be made online at giving.rice.edu before 11:59 p.m. CST on December 31, 2013 to count for 2013 tax purposes.
• Contributions may be mailed to the Rice Owl Club, MS 548, P.O. Box 1892, Houston, TX 77251-1892 and must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2013 for tax purposes.