Friday, June 8, 2012

Tiger Town Update

The Tiger Town organizers are requesting a street closure of Eighth Street between Elm and Broadway on the following dates:

Sept. 8: vs. Georgia
Oct. 6: vs. Vanderbilt
Oct. 13: vs. Alabama
Oct. 27: vs. Kentucky

We cannot stress enough that the details are still being set. So much of this event depends on logistics, fundraising, city input, university input, etc. We also sent a Tiger Town survey to the merchants and as soon as we get all the responses back, we'll be providing that information to the organizers. 

That said, here is the most current update:
Currently planned for the street are 2 beer tents at the intersections, a band on the Broadway end, a hospitality tent near Locust, a children’s area (bounce houses, face painting), adult games (like football tosses), a VIP section, some food vendors, and a Tiger merchandise section. They are also hoping to get some pre-game analysis by the local media. They are planning TT shuttles to the game and a Tiger Trail where people walk from The District to the stadium. Again, this all depends on a number of issues, including fundraising, sponsorships and logistics.

Organizers have also decided only to have pre-game activities, likely staring 4 hours prior to kick off. The idea was to have people return to downtown after the game but instead of having a set event, allow them to shop or dine throughout The District.