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 is the maximum seating capacity for your major venues?

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

FedExForum - 18,100
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium - 62,500
AutoZone Park - 10,000
Memphis Renasant Convention Center - 5,500 (bleacher style)

Q. What type of sporting events has Memphis hosted in the past?

A. We have held everything from American Athletic Conference Championships to Men’s and Women’s SEC Championships, PGA championship golf, NCAA tournaments, adult tennis championships, fencing, police and fire games and bass fishing tournaments. 

Q. Which airlines fly into Memphis?

A.  Major airlines that fly into the Memphis International Airport (MEM) include:

Delta Air Lines
Southwest Airlines
American Airlines
United Airlines
AirCanada
Allegiant Air
Frontier Airlines
Vacation Express

Q. How far is downtown from the airport?

A. The Memphis International Airport is 12 miles (20 minute drive) from Downtown Memphis. There are several taxi and shuttle companies that service the airport area. Typical cost to Downtown Memphis is $15 - $25. Check with your hotel as they may offer transportation. 

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

A. Memphis has more than 24,658 sleeping rooms citywide and 3,326 sleeping rooms in Downtown Memphis. 

Q. Is Memphis a Union town?

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

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