Cheerleader at University of Memphis Tigers football game
Craig Thompson

Sports Planner FAQs

Memphis Tourism's Sports Council provides answers to your frequently asked questions about hosting and attending group sporting events in the home of blues, soul and rock 'n' roll.

Q. What are the capacities of Memphis' major sports facilities?

A.  See a snapshot below. Find additional detail and all Sports Facilities here.

Capacity of Downtown Memphis Venues:

Capacity of Midtown Memphis Venues:

Capacity of Citywide Venues:

Q. What types of sporting events does Memphis host?

A. In 2023, we will host events from futsal to volleyball, welcoming youth to pro players. View all of our sporting events here, and get a feel for some of our biggest annual events: 

Q. How easy is it to get to and around Memphis?

A. Memphis is centrally located within the U.S., easily accessible by carair or train.

  • 10 airlines serve Memphis International Airport, offering nonstop service between the city and more than 30 destinations. 
  • Memphis International Airport is 12 miles (about a 20-minute drive) from Downtown Memphis.
  • Several taxi, shuttle and rideshare options service the airport area; anticipate $18 - $20 via Uber and Lyft or $26 - $28 by taxi to reach downtown from the airport.
  • But first, check with your hotel as the staff may offer complimentary shuttle transportation!
  • You may also be interested in group transportation options and fun ways to get around the city without a car.
Nonstop Destinations at MEM

Atlanta, GA (ATL)
Austin, TX (AUS)
Baltimore, MD (BWI)
Boston, MA (BOS)
Charlotte, NC (CLT)
Chicago, IL (MDW, ORD)
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DAL, DFW)
Denver, CO (DEN)
Destin/Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS)
Detroit, MI (DTW)
El Dorado, AR (ELD)
Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)
Harrison, AR (HRO)
Hot Springs, AR (HOT)

Houston, TX (HOU, IAH)
Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Miami, FL (MIA)
Minneapolis, MN (MSP)
New York City (LGA)
Newark, NJ (EWR)
Orlando/Sanford, FL (MCO, SFB)
Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
Phoenix, AZ (AZA, PHX)
Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU)
Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)
St. Petersburg/Clearwater, FL (PIE)
Washington, DC (DCA)

Q. What is the total number of sleeping rooms in Memphis hotels?

A. Memphis offers more than 26,000 sleeping rooms citywide, with more than 4,000 of those in Downtown Memphis. 

Q. Is Memphis a Union town?

A. No. Tennessee is a "Right to Work" state.