Planning a Sporting Event or Tournament in Memphis

FedExForum. Photo Credit: Marvin Garcia

FedExForum - basketball in foreground

Field goal at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Photo by Andrea Zucker


Memphis Cook Convention Center - Tradeshow

AutoZone Liberty Bowl at Memorial Stadium: Marvin Garcia

AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Photo by Marvin Garcia.

Baseball and Softball Tournaments at USA Baseball Stadium

Baseball and softball tournaments at USA Baseball Stadium. Photo by Andrea Zucker.

Memphis Grizzlies playing at FedExForum. Photo Credit: Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images

The Memphis Grizzlies play before a sold out crowd at FedExForum. Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium: Andrea Zucker

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium by Andrea Zucker.

Mirimichi Golf Course: Andrea Zucker

Hole #18 at Mirimichi Golf Course by Andrea Zucker

Baseball at USA Baseball Stadium

Baseball at USA Baseball Stadium . Photo by Andrea Zucker

From state-of-the-art facilities to venues stepped in Southern tradition, the Memphis metropolitan area offers an array of premier sports venues and facilities to suit the needs of your professional, college or recreational athletic event. Are you a sports planner looking to host your event? Look no further than the Memphis sports venues below.

Mike Rose Soccer Complex
The world-class soccer facility at Mike Rose is a sports planner’s dream. You have to see the 16 lighted fields, the 5,000-seat stadium and parking for 1,200 to really get a sense of how large this 136 acre complex is. Mike Rose was designed to accommodate exhibition games, soccer tournaments, league games, special events, as well as academies, camps and clinics. Mike Rose hosts 20 tournaments a year at the complex, attracting both national and international teams.

Gameday Baseball
Gameday Baseball features 10 pro-quality fields with up to 200 seats per field. The Gameday complex sits on 60 acres, has parking for 650+ and includes a playground, main clubhouse with arcade games, and a snack bar. Teams at all skill levels and age groups, including high school and college, take advantage of Gameday fields for tournaments and league play.

Memphis Cook Convention Center
You can do a lot in 350,000 square feet, as this conference and exhibition center proves. A flexible layout accommodates a variety of sporting events including gymnastics, fencing, volleyball, basketball, cheerleading and more. Amenities at the Memphis Cook Convention Center flow from the box office to the concession stands and the downtown location creates visibility for your event and easy access for attendees.

This is where basketball lives in Memphis - and the arena even pays tribute to Memphis’ rich music heritage. FedExForum is home court to the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies and the University of Memphis Tigers, but also hosts wrestling bouts, ice shows and concerts. This big-time arena seats 18,500 and has parking for 1,500. 

Just 15 minutes from Downtown Memphis, Mirimichi is best known for its affiliation with Justin Timberlake (the Memphis-born superstar established the course with his family) and an award-winning commitment to the environment. Named by Golfweek as the "Best Course You Can Play” in Tennessee, Mirimichi is full of rolling grass mounds and beautiful meandering creeks. Plan your next tournament or group golf outing at this awesome golf course.

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Home to the University of Memphis Tigers, the Southern Heritage Classic and the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium is steeped in Memphis history and tradition.  This football stadium has the capacity to seat 62,475 with 17 acres of parking and tailgating available. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium is also available for band competitions, concerts, private events, parties and trade shows.

The stadium is centrally located and near the popular Cooper-Young neighborhood, which boasts award-winning restaurants like Sweet Grass, Tsunami and the Beauty Shop and stylish bars such as Alchemy and DKDC.

USA Baseball Stadium
USA Baseball Stadium is a multi-purpose sporting venue hosting both baseball and rodeos. This stadium can be configured to seat up to 5,000 for baseball tournaments and 2,000 for rodeo. Located on 72 acres, USA Baseball stadium also has parking for 700.

Got a special request or just need more information? Submit an RFP or contact Malvin Gipson with the Memphis Sports Council