Arkansas Fans Will Make the Liberty Bowl Razorback Stadium East

Blake StansberyCorrespondent IDecember 21, 2009

The Arkansas Razorbacks prepare to face the East Carolina University Pirates Jan. 2 in the Liberty Bowl.

The Hogs players and coaches in year two under Bobby Petrino, did a good enough job to earn their bowl berth and have provided their fans with an exciting season of football.

Now the Razorback fans have rallied and shown their support by selling out their ticket allotment for the Liberty Bowl.

The original allotment was 12,000 tickets, which was almost immediately raised because of high demand.

The new allotment of 25,500 being sold so quickly has impressed the Liberty Bowl representatives and is sure to get the attention of other bowls for future consideration for the Razorbacks.

Most recent accounts have the Hogs outselling ECU by around 2 to 1.

The 25,500 are only the tickets purchased through the University. Razorback fans purchasing tickets through the Liberty Bowl website or other venues will be in addition to this number.

According to coach Bobby Petrino and the Razorback website, the Hogs already have three "home" stadiums—Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, War Memorial Stadium, and also claim Dallas Cowboys Stadium.

On Jan. 2 it appears you might as well add the Liberty Bowl to the list.

The Liberty Bowl seats more than 60,000. On a game day, the cardinal and white should encompass the majority of this great venue as the Hogs battle the Pirates for the Liberty Bell trophy.

Expect about a 25-75 percent split in fan bases with the overwhelming favor going to the Hogs.

Razorback fans and Memphis go way back.

Hog fans in the 1990's were known to turn the Pyramid into the "Pigamid" when the Hog basketball team played opponents there annually.

West Memphis is in Arkansas and other than Dallas, Memphis has one of the larger Razorback Clubs outside of the state.

The proximity plays a large part in this successful Razorback support in Memphis, but the town deserves as much of the credit as well.

Memphis is home to the best B-B-Q in the nation (not debatable), the Blues, World Famous Beale Street, and many other attractions.

Arkansans are frequent visitors to Memphis because of these great attractions.

The Liberty Bowl is just another reason to take a weekend trip up the road to support the Hogs and have a good time.

In the end, the Liberty Bowl will have a permanent stamp as Razorback Stadium East if Arkansas fans have their say.

Can I get a Woo Pig Sooie?