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MEMPHIS SPORTS COUNCIL
ABOUTMemphis Sports Council
Memphis sits on the Mississippi River in southwest Tennessee and is famous for blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll that originated there. Elvis Presley, B.B. King and Johnny Cash recorded albums at the legendary Sun Studio, and Presley’s Graceland mansion is a popular attraction.
Other highlights include:
- Music landmarks such as the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, Blues Hall of Fame and Stax Museum of American Soul Music
- Multiple sports complexes throughout the region such as Mike Rose Soccer Complex, the Memphis Sports & Events Center and USA Baseball Stadium Complex
- Major Memphis parks, such as W.C. Handy Park, Tom Lee Park, Audubon Park, Overton Park including the Old Forest Arboretum, the Lichterman Nature Center (a nature learning center), the Memphis Botanic Garden, and Jesse H. Turner Park.
- Home to the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies
- Home to the annual FedEx St. Jude Championship, which is the first stop of the PGA Tour FedExCup Playoffs, a regular part of the PGA Tour
- The new Leftwich Tennis Center will be one of the nation’s premier public tennis centers. With 24 outdoor courts and 12 indoor courts, the new Leftwich will be one of the largest tennis centers within hundreds of miles — and a first-class experience for both recreational and tournament players.
- Home to the Memphis Zoo, which features many exhibits of mammals, birds, fish, and amphibians from all over the world
Memphis is conveniently located to several regional areas in Tenn., Miss. and Ark. From casinos to outlet malls, there is much more to experience outside of the downtown area.
Renasant Convention Center
With the recent $200M modernization of Memphis’ Renasant Convention Center, planners and groups will discover a meeting and event facility as unique as the city that surrounds it.
300,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting, exhibit & pre-function space
118,000 sq. ft. column-free Exhibit Hall
28,000 sq. ft. Ballroom
2,100 Seats at the adjoining Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
46 Flexible meeting rooms, totaling over 90,000 sq. ft.
600 Rooms at the connected Sheraton Memphis Downtown
In the den of the Memphis Grizzlies (and touring headline acts) you can add a game or concert to your agenda, survey Beale Street from Legends Lounge, dine at The Draft Room and host a reception with a blues band at the onsite Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum. Located in the heart of the entertainment district, FedExForum is just steps from popular conference hotels including The Westin, Hampton Inn, The Peabody, DoubleTree and Holiday Inn.
Capacities: Seats: 18,500; parking spaces: 1,500.
Amenities: Locker rooms, box office, concession stands, elevators, escalators, lighting, scoreboard, media room, allows service animals.
Available for: Basketball, boxing, ice shows, motocross, wrestling.
Consistently named one of the “best ballparks in the Minors,” AutoZone Park is fresh off a $6.5 million renovation. Anticipate the same Triple-A action in the ballpark’s downtown location — plus a new playing field, added fan seating and a Left Field “destination bar.” Luxury suites, lounges and a clubhouse create special event space. Ask about the Meet & Suite deal for meeting space by day and a suite by night to watch the game.
Capacities: Seats: 10,000; parking spaces: 1,200.
Amenities: Locker rooms, box office, concession stands, elevators, lighting, scoreboard, training room, media room, limited wheelchair storage, allows service animals
Available for: Baseball
Four multi-purpose arenas present indoor and outdoor options, sound set-ups, concession areas and ticket supported by these onsite extras: a show office, event trailer, RV park, six adjacent barns and a full-service restaurant and bar. (Did someone say group banquet?)
- Capacities: 6,500; parking spaces: 10,000.
- Amenities: Box office, concession stands, lighting, training room, allows service animals.
- Available for: Bull riding, canine events, equestrian, karate, rodeos, sword fighting, archery, cheerleading.
The Mississippi RiverKings of the Southern Professional Hockey League call Landers Center home, but the multifunction arena (outfitted with an LED ring board and video boards) can be yours, too. The arena complex, located just 15 miles south of downtown Memphis, includes a grand convention hall with 17,000 square feet of additional, configurable space. A 400-seat theater provides stellar audio, video and lighting capabilities. Suites are also available during sporting and special events.
Capacities: 10,000; parking spaces: 3,000.
Amenities: Locker rooms, box office, concession stands, elevators, lighting, scoreboard, training room, media room, wheelchair storage, allows service animals
Available for: Basketball, boxing, dance, football, ice hockey/shows, soccer, rodeos, wrestling, concerts.
Memphis Sports & Events Center
This sports and events facility will include indoor basketball and volleyball hard courts and be adaptable for other sports like wrestling, gymnastics, cheerleading, futsal, as well as convocation and commencement events. The Center will also include a cafe and concessions area. Located in the heart of Liberty Park, just outside Memphis’s Liberty Bowl Stadium, the venue is in immediate proximity to a wide array of entertainment, retail, dining, and hospitality options making it an ideal location for traveling tournaments and events looking for that little something “extra.”
Space: 227,000 square feet
Courts: 16 basketball, 32 volleyball
Seats: 2300 spectators
4 VIP Suites
2 multipurpose rooms