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Wow, such venom towards the LBC. It's amazing how the opinions of fan bases from Western division teams differ from the Vols'. Even the folks that I talked to from South Carolina couldn't say enough about their experience. The most common quote that I could remember was "I didn't know that Memphis was such a fun place".
I'm not a member of the convention and visitor's bureau, but for all who've not been to the city lately, a few highlights to the fairgrounds are as follows:All of the old/worn buildings have been torn down.The entire fairgrounds complex has been renovated to reflect a football utopia on game-days.The newly renovated "Tiger Lane" tailgating section rivals any tailgate spot in the country.Massive upgrades to the LB itself. The new Jumbo-tron is among the 5 largest in the country. It feels like being at the drive-in.Last, but not least, Beale Street. The game/atmosphere are second to none, but most visiting fans are always eager to get to Beale. It's kinda like the 5th quarter.
Just to summarize, to those who haven't been over lately, the city has really done the LB/fairgrounds up big. If you love college football, it's now a really cool place to be.
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