Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to break out the face paint, secure your tickets, find your seats, and make some noise, because it’s game time!
When it comes to athletics, you can find it all in Memphis. From pro athletes to college game day, to talented up-and-comers who always got game –Memphis has it all.
Take a look at our teams, traditions, and where to find tickets for the hottest events in town.
The Memphis Grizzlies
Grit. Grind. Go Grizz. We don’t have to tell you that Memphis is home to one of the best NBA teams in the country. The Grizzlies have been taking the city (and the country) by storm since 2001 and, no matter what, there’s no stopping now. The FedEx Forum isn’t just the place to see world-famous musicians, performances, and more–it’s also where the team calls home. Every home game is packed with growl towels, delicious food and drinks, and, of course, thousands of Memphians ready to cheer the Grizzlies on. To keep up with the team, click here.
University of Memphis Tigers
No matter if you’re a U of M alum or just a long-time fan, Memphians in every corner of the city love to cheer on the Tigers! Former Memphis Tiger Penny Hardaway has returned to U of M to take the coaching reins and usher in a new generation of college basketball greatness. To watch our women’s team in action, drop by the Elma Roane Fieldhouse, where you’re sure to encounter a lively college basketball atmosphere.
The Memphis Showboats
In 2023, the Memphis Showboats have made a triumphant comeback, reclaiming their status as Memphis’ own hometown team! With a talented roster, passionate ownership, and a devoted fan base, the team is back and better than ever! Under the guidance of a talented coaching staff and with a roster of skilled players, the Showboats are a team of absolute powerhouses. The team’s offense is led by a dynamic quarterback who possesses a strong arm and exceptional field vision. Supported by a versatile group of running backs and a solid offensive line, the Showboats’ offense has become a force to be reckoned with. Click here to make sure their next game is on your calendar!
University of Memphis Tigers
If you thought we were just about Tigers basketball–think again. The University of Memphis Tigers are known to take the football field by storm!
The Tigers play at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, which provides the quintessential college football game-day experience. Saturdays in the fall are made for Tiger Lane, the ultimate tailgating experience. Plus, the University of Memphis has Tom Tiger III, one of just two live tiger mascots in the country, present and proud at every home game.
Memphis 901FC is our city’s beloved professional soccer team! With their relentless spirit and dynamic playing style, the club has become a symbol of pride for Memphis’ passionate soccer fan base. Donning their iconic blue and white jerseys, Memphis 901FC takes the field in the United Soccer League (USL) Championship, ready to leave their mark on the beautiful game.
Led by a talented coaching staff, the team showcases a potent combination of skill, speed, and tactical prowess. From mesmerizing goals to jaw-dropping saves, each match promises edge-of-your-seat excitement as Memphis 901FC goes head-to-head with some of the league’s toughest opponents. Don’t miss your chance to experience the electric atmosphere and unwavering support as Memphis 901FC brings the city together, uniting fans of all ages in a shared love for the game.
The FedEx St. Jude Championship
The FedEx St. Jude Golf Championship not only captivates golf enthusiasts with its exceptional play but also holds a deeper significance. Partnering with the renowned St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the tournament stands as a symbol of hope, compassion, and philanthropy. With every swing, the golfers contribute to the mission of the hospital, raising funds and awareness for the fight against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Prepare to witness the perfect blend of sporting excellence and charitable endeavors at the FedEx St. Jude Golf Championship, where the pursuit of victory is intertwined with a greater cause. Not to mention, the food, music, and so much more make this one of the city’s favorite events!
The Memphis Redbirds
As the Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Redbirds bring the excitement of professional baseball to the vibrant city of Memphis, Tennessee. With their rich history and passionate fan base, the Redbirds deliver an unforgettable experience on and off the field.
From the crack of the bat to the roar of the crowd, each game at AutoZone Park is a celebration of America’s favorite pastime. The Redbirds showcase top-tier talent and future stars of the game, providing an opportunity to witness baseball at its finest. Whether you’re a die-hard baseball enthusiast or a casual fan looking for a memorable outing, the Memphis Redbirds promise an unforgettable experience filled with unforgettable moments. Learn more about the team here!
The Mississippi RiverKings
Based in Southaven, Mississippi, the RiverKings are a force to be reckoned with in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). Stepping onto the ice at the Landers Center, the team showcases skill, speed, and fierce determination, delivering an exhilarating spectacle for fans of the sport.
The electric atmosphere reverberates through the arena as their fans cheer on their beloved team. With every goal, save, and fight, the Mississippi RiverKings forge a deep connection with their community, uniting hockey enthusiasts of all ages in a shared love for the game. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the thrilling action and unwavering spirit of the Mississippi River Kings as they skate their way to victory!
Sports are a serious business in Memphis. From football and basketball to soccer, golf, and so much more, our sports teams and athletic community speaks to a key part of Memphis’ soul. Share your team spirit with us by tagging us @wearememphistn and using #bringyoursoul!
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