Memphis is home to some of the more rabid basketball fans in the country. Sports fans here love their NBA team, the Memphis Grizzlies, which shows with a consistently packed house at the FedEX Forum. The University of Memphis basketball team also plays at the Forum and has an equally loyal and vocal fanbase. The school’s football team, which is part of the American Athletic conference, plays at the impressive Liberty Bowl.
If you’re a baseball fan, you’ll be happy to know that the St. Louis Cardinals Triple-A team, the Redbirds is located here as well. They play at AutoZone Park in downtown Memphis, which makes it easy to go enjoy a game and then hit Beale Street afterwards. The stadium has been voted as one of the best in the minor leagues.
Every year Memphis plays host to the FedEX St. Jude Classic, which is a regular part of the PGA tour. It’s also worth noting that high school football in Shelby County is almost like a second religion.