The franchise played in Vancouver, British Columbia, from 1995 to 2001 before moving to Memphis. Here the Grizzlies played at Pyramid Arena for three seasons until the $250 million FedExForum opened in 2004. The dome-shaped arena features the history of music in Memphis throughout the building, with various murals, pictures and music-themed restaurants and clubs. According to the arena website, it also is the first in the NBA to have "see through" shot clocks, allowing fans behind the baskets to see play without the clocks blocking their view. FedExForum also is home to the University of Memphis Tigers.
191 Beale St. Memphis, TN 38103
From I-40 North: Take the Second/Third Street exit and make a right onto Second Street, taking Second Street to Linden Avenue. Turn left onto Linden Avenue and the venue will appear at Beale Street.
From I-55 North: Head straight through the I-55/I-240 interchange on I-55 North and exit onto E.H. Crump Street. Make a right onto E.H. Crump and turn left onto Third Street. Take Third Street to Linden Avenue. Take Linden Avenue, which leads to FedExForum on Beale Street.
There are 1,500 on-site parking spaces at FedExForum's five-level Toyota Parking Garage, and there also are several other parking garages and lots located throughout Memphis that offer ample parking for various prices. The most convenient parking lots and garages include the 250 Peabody Place Garage, a parking lot on the south side of Linden across from the venue, the Peabody Place Blues Garage at Peabody Place and Second, Beale Street Parking on the south side of Beale Street, the Gibson Guitar Lot on the west side of Third and Linden, the parking lot on the south side of Pontotoc and Second and another parking lot on the south side of Linden and Second.
The Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) provides bus service to Grizzlies games from several outlying areas. Round-trip cost is $8. MATA also offers trolley line service Main Street trolleys run northbound and southbound and the closest stops to FedExForum are at Beale Street and at Linden Avenue. Base fares begin at $1. For schedules and more information, call 901-274-6282 or visit the Memphis Area Transit Authority Web site.