Catch Grizzlies Fever in Memphis

Memphis Grizzlies playing at FedExForum. Photo Credit: Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images

Memphis Grizzlies playing at FedExForum. Photo Credit: Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images

Grizzlies fever is here to stay in Memphis! The Memphis Grizzlies NBA team plays home games from late October through late spring, and getting in on the Grizz action is a must-do for casual sports fans and die-hard basketball aficionados alike.

Get To The Grindhouse

The obvious one: go to games. FedExForum aka "The Grindhouse" is a world-class arena and the home of the Grizzlies. Attending a home game should be on every Memphis visitor's bucket list. Between the Grizz Girls, crazy halftime entertainment, and the Grizz (multi-time winner of Best NBA Mascot) there's much more going on besides the competition on the court.

Check out the schedule and ticket information.

Get Your Grizz Gear

There's official Grizzlies merchandise, available at the Grizzlies Den right inside FedExForum, and then there are plenty of bootleg and fan shirts available at local shops

Eat The Country's Best Arena Food

FedExForum goes way beyond the usual hot dogs and burgers for some local flavor to enjoy during games. Concessions offer local options: Ghost River beer, pork BBQ nachos from the Rendezvous, Rock 'n' Dough pizza, and much more.

Watch The Game With The Locals

If you don't have tickets or it's an away game, there are plenty of places in town to get out and watch the Grizzlies take on the best in the league with your fellow fans. It's one of the fastest ways to immerse yourself in local culture. You could pick a place on Beale Street - just steps away from FedExForum - or try a bar or restaurant on Main Street, Overton Square, or Cooper-Young.

Score Some Swag

If you're trying to decide which games to attend, you might want to pick one with a great giveaway for fans who arrive early. For the 2016 - 2017 season, some of the best giveaways are the Grind City basketball (Dec. 23 vs. Houston), Mike Conley socks (March 9 vs. LA Clippers), Marc Gasol Grill Set (March 11 vs. Atlanta) or the Chandler Parsons yoga mat (January 21 vs. Houston). 

Check out the full list of giveaways and promotions.

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Photo by Holly Whitfield