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How to be an American [Athletic Conference Fan]


Here in Memphis we know a thing or two about loyalty, especially when it comes to our sports teams. Though “grit and grind” is a phrase normally associated with our beloved Grizzlies, it’s a pretty apt description for a sports-crazy city who appreciates toughness and total effort. Raised on University of Memphis basketball, we’re known for our passion and expectations of greatness.

With a reputation like that, no wonder Memphis was chosen as the location of the American Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament, scheduled for March 12 – 15 at FedExForum. 

This event will bring over 42,000 fans to the Memphis area with an estimated economic impact of over $15 million. Not to mention, the games will be broadcast on ESPN, creating millions of dollars’ worth of positive PR for our city.

So dear Memphians, you have a reputation to uphold. And for this tournament, we have expectations of greatness.

Here’s how you can be the ultimate American fan:

The schedule is already up with games Wednesday through Saturday night, but with The American Conference every game is guaranteed to be a good one. You can purchase tickets online ahead of time, just click here.

We want every game to be well-attended, not just the evening ones. So, why not reward your employees with the afternoon off to watch some basketball? Special ticket packages include two game tickets and a lunch of hot dog, chips and a drink for one low price. Tip-offs start at noon and 2 p.m. Packages can be purchased at FedExForum Box Office or at Use the code: AACBIZ.

All week long Beale Street will be hosting a “Fan Fest,” complete with music, games, watch parties and more. Take your families early or celebrate with friends all night. Also check out the Convention & Visitors Bureau’s AAC Fan Guide to see where all the good deals are for those who’ve purchased tickets. 

This is an awesome opportunity for Memphis to show what a great host we are. Use your voice – both real and digital – to share Memphis best of the bests. Use the hashtag #MEMBasketball, to post tweets, pictures and videos of your American fan experience. 

So, let’s do what we do best. Let’s exceed expectations and proudly display our sports-crazy passion, making this the best American Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament yet. 


Posted: 3/10/2014 11:20:15 AM | with 0 comments
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