Located one-half block south of the historic Beale Street entertainment district, the new FedExForum sports arena serves as home court for the Memphis Grizzlies, as well as a venue for varied entertainment and sporting events. The design integrates the arena and parking garage into the urban streetscape and historic surroundings. A comprehensive plan leverages public interest of the arena beyond basketball and concerts to foster future mixed-use redevelopment in neighborhoods to the south.

Additional Information

LOCATION:  downtown Memphis, Tennessee in historic Beale St. District

CLIENT:   New Memphis Arena Public Building Authority  

SIZE:  13.8 acres, 800,000-square-foot arena, 550,000-square-foot parking garage, 50,000-square-foot administration building     

LRK SERVICES:  master planning, architecture, interior design, environmental graphic design; in association with Ellerbe Becket



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