Memphis Grizzlies Overview

Fast facts

League: Western Conference Southwest Division

Head Coach: Taylor Jenkins

Team Mascot: Grizz

Year Opened: 2004

Capacity: 17794

City / State: Memphis / Tennessee

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Grizzlies vs Thunder

Rival Team: Oklahoma City Thunder

The Grizzlies-Thunder rivalry is turning into one of the best in the NBA. These two WEstern Conference rivals have met in the playoffs three of the last six years, including a thrilling series in 2014 where four of the seven games went to overtime. If you’re looking to experience some of the best games of the year at FedExForum, then make sure to attend a Grizzlies-Thunder game.

Memphis Grizzlies Stadium Guide

In Game

The Memphis Grizzlies are the only pro team in Memphis and as a result you’ll find fans here take a lot of pride in their team. Memphis fans love their Grizzlies and come out in large numbers to support their team when they take on Western Conference rivals such as the Thunder.

At FedExForum you’ll also find plenty of in-game entertainment to accompany the die hard fans in the crowd. Like most teams the Grizzlies have a drumline, dance team, and mascot, however what sets Memphis apart from other teams is the house band that plays throughout the game. The house band helps give FedExForum a unique feel and gives off a Memphis vibe.

Another feature of the FedExForum that lets you know you’re in Memphis is the Memphis Music Mural. The mural is a tribute to all the famous musicians who call Memphis home and features many well known musicians including Justin Timberlake. During your visit make sure to stop by and snap a pic.

Outside the arena you’ll find plenty to do as well thanks to FedExForum being located right on Beale Street. The street is the entertainment epicenter of Memphis and as a result you’ll find lots of blues clubs and restaurants to explore.

FedExForum’s uniquely Memphis feel and its downtown location make a trip to a Grizzlies game a must for anyone visiting Bluff City.

Things to check out

Memphis Music Mural

As you walk along the concourse, look up and take in the impressive mural that pays tribute to some of the best artists to have called Memphis home. The music mural is a cool feature that lets you get a feel not only for the team but the city of Memphis itself.

FedEx Zone

The FedEx Zone is the perfect place to catch up on the action going on around the league. Inside the FedEx Zone, you’ll find large HD TVs showing all the other NBA games going on as well other major televised sporting events.

Beale Street

FedExForum is located right on Memphis’s famous Beale Street meaning you’ll be right in the heart of the action during your visit. Beale Street has tons of blues clubs and restaurants, so you’ll find plenty to do before and after the game.

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Stadium Restaurants

Inside FedExForum, you’ll find several restaurants that serve a variety of delicious food including The Draft Room and Horseshoe Club. No matter what you’re in the mood for you’ll more than likely be able to find it at FedExForum.

Growl Towels

During the playoffs, every fan entering the building receives a Growl Towel. These towels are not only an excellent way to support the team by waving them around but also are a great keepsake to remember each and every Grizzlies playoff game.

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House Band

The house band gives unique feel to the game, and is located right behind one of the goalposts. The band provides incredible entertainment and does an excellent job of setting the mood throughout the game, so keep your ears peeled for them.

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Grizz Girls

The Grizz Girls perform showstopping routines and will keep you entertained throughout the game. Don’t leave your seat when the Grizz Girls take the stage as you wouldn’t want to miss these talented dancers.

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Grizzlies fan love Grizz and you will too. He can be seen at every Memphis game and is sure to put a smile on your face with his wild antics and high flying acrobatics.

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The talented Grizzline energize the crowd with their bombastic beats. You won’t be able to help but rise to your feet along with the rest of the crowd when the Grizzline takes the floor.

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Kings of the Court

These high flying dunkers dressed in Elvis attire bring the crowd to their feet. You won’t be able to look away from these incredible showmen during your visit to FedExForum.

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Claw Crew

The Claw Crew rile up the crowd with their promotions and giveaways. Get loud when the Claw Crew are around for your chance to win a Grizzlies t-shirt.

Fight Songs

  1. We Don't Bluff

  2. Whoop That Trick

  3. Let's Go Grizzlies

    Let’s Go Grizzlies!

    Let’s Go Grizzlies!

    Let’s Go Grizzlies!

Memphis Grizzlies Bars & Restaurants

  1. Hooters


    Sports bar & grill chain famous for chicken wings served by waitresses in short shorts.

    250 Peabody Pl #101, Memphis, TN 38103, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  2. Silky O’Sullivan’s

    Silky O Sullivans

    Irish pub in a 100+-yr.-old building with a BBQ menu, outdoor patio & a pet goat.

    183 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  3. Rum Boogie Cafe

    Rum Boogie Cafe

    Bar & grill decked out with celebrity-signed guitars offering live music, BBQ, beer & rum drinks.

    182 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA


    Bar website

    cafe - $$

  4. Coyote Ugly Saloon

    Coyote Ugly Saloon

    Outpost of a festive saloon chain with female bartenders, bartop dancing & body shots.

    326 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. Alfred’s On Beale

    Alfreds On Beale

    Rock venue with live entertainment & dancing nightly, BBQ & casual American eats plus outdoor patio.

    197 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  6. Tin Roof

    Tin Roof

    Southern-style pub grub & many draft beers served in chill, rustic digs with live music & karaoke.

    315 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. Wet Willie’s

    Wet Willies

    Lively, brick-walled chain bar known for its rainbow of frozen drinks, plus offbeat pub fare.

    209 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  8. Silly Goose

    Silly Goose

    Clubby, dimly-lit lounge with antique furniture for drinks, happy hours & a bar menu.

    100 Peabody Pl #190, Memphis, TN 38103, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  9. Twelve Bar

    Twelve Bar

    Boasting a large VIP bar with personable Lounge areas offering the best in VIP bottle service for any group celebrations!

    310 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  10. Blind Bear

    Blind Bear

    Cozy Roaring '20s–style speakeasy with password access & Southern bar fare, plus pool & card tables.

    119 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Local Gastropub

    Local Gastropub

    Bustling spot dispensing updated pub grub & a long beer list in an exposed-brick setting.

    2126 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  12. South of Beale

    South of Beale

    Elevated gastropub serving lunch, dinner, brunch & late-night menus in brick-walled, dimly lit digs.

    345 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  13. Cafe Pontotoc

    Cafe Pontotoc

    Freshly made in house internationally inspired Tapas menu.

    314 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA


    Bar website

    cafe - $$

  14. The Green Beetle

    The Green Beetle

    Long-standing tavern serving Southern-influenced comfort food, with live entertainment on weekends.

    325 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  15. Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

    Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

    Chain taproom offering 200+ global beers & American pub fare in tavernlike surroundings.

    130 Peabody Pl, Memphis, TN 38103, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  16. B.B King’s Blues Club

    BB Kings Blues Club

    The club offers a full menu comprised of a variety of the South’s most delicious comfort foods influenced by flavors from New Orleans

    143 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $$

  17. King Jerry Lawler’s Hall of Fame Bar & Grill

    King Jerry Lawlers Hall of Fame Bar Grill

    Great food. Great drinks. Great live music. Great atmosphere. Frequent appearances from the "King" himself.

    159 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  18. Automatic Slim’s

    Automatic Slims

    Funky hangout serving Southern & tropical eats plus weekend brunch & popsicle-flavored cocktails.

    83 S 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  19. Kings Palace Cafe’s Tap Room

    Kings Palace Cafes Tap Room

    Beale Street's Only Neighborhood Bar with over two dozen beers on Tap,

    162 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA


    Bar website

    american - cafe - $$

  20. Blues City Cafe

    Blues City Cafe

    This old-school juke joint/eatery specializes in the blues music & soul food of the Delta region.

    138 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$

  21. Dyer’s Burgers

    Dyers Burgers

    Popular diner known for using the same grease to deep-fry their burgers & fries for over a century.

    205 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA

    901-527-DYER (3937)

    Bar website

    american - $$

  22. The Pig On Beale

    The Pig On Beale

    Welcome to the Pig on Beale where we specialize in BBQ Ribs and Pork Shoulder!

    167 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $$

  23. The Majestic Grille

    The Majestic Grille

    Steaks & upscale American fare are dished up in a grand 1913 movie house showing silent films.

    145 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - steakhouse - $$

  24. Mesquite Chop House

    Mesquite Chop House

    The Prime Steaks and Chops are grilled to perfection over Mesquite wood and served with an array of unique sides.

    1300, 88 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$

  25. Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar

    Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar

    Small plates of soups, salads & entrees are served with taster-size pours of wine in posh surrounds.

    39 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  26. Charlie Vergos Rendezvous

    Charlie Vergos Rendezvous

    Circa-1948 BBQ spot in a basement serving up racks of smoked ribs & sausages with dry-rub spices.

    52 S 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $$

  27. Pearl’s Oyster House

    Pearls Oyster House

    Housed in an old warehouse, this spacious, casual seafood spot serves oysters raw, fried or grilled.

    299 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  28. Miss Polly’s Soul City Cafe

    Miss Pollys Soul City Cafe

    Chicken just the way you like it.

    154 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA


    Bar website

    cafe - $$

  29. Itta Bena

    Itta Bena

    B.B. Kings club's 3rd-floor eatery is a posh, dimly lit cabaret & cocktail bar with Southern bites.

    145 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  30. McEwen’s Memphis

    McEwens Memphis

    Sophisticated food in a casual atmosphere.

    120 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  31. Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken

    Guss World Famous Fried Chicken

    At Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken we focus on the chicken.

    310 S Front St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA


    Bar website

    american - $