Memphis Grizzlies Look to Expand Fan Base
The Grizzlies don’t want to just be Memphis’ team anymore, they want to cast as wide a net as possible in building their fan base.
Memphis is the only NBA team for hundreds of miles, so the Grizzlies are looking east to Nashville, south into Mississippi, west to Arkansas and north to St. Louis. It’s why they went on a promotional trip into five cities and three states last month. The push also is why the Grizzlies opened their training camp Tuesday in Nashville at Vanderbilt University.
“That’s absolutely true, and we’re the only NBA team for quite a geographic distance,” Grizzlies chief executive officer Jason Levien said Tuesday.