Fred Jones Jr. was in a familiar place - amid a circle of support - on Monday for the unveiling of Fred Jones Way. (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley)

When the grounds of Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium swell with Southern Heritage Classic attendees this weekend, thousands of pairs of feet will walk along Fred Jones Way, a familiar path that now bears the name of the founder of “The Classic.”

The wraps came off of Fred Jones Way on Monday morning during a ceremony with Mayor Jim Strickland doing the unveiling. Once known as Home Run Lane, Fred Jones Way — a north-south street — is behind the building designated for the Memphis Office of Youth Services and located to the west of Hollywood St.

GALLERY: Photos by Tyrone P. Easley