The Memphis Grizzlies are inviting Grizz Nation to celebrate the start of the 2019-20 NBA season at several fan-friendly Grizzlies-themed events throughout the Mid-South, including the fan-favorite Open Practice on Saturday, Oct. 5 and multiple festivities in Memphis and surrounding areas.

The Grizzlies will tip-off events with the Memphis Redbirds at their annual Grizzlies Night at AutoZone Park on Thursday, August 22. The Redbirds will be sporting a limited edition ‘teal’ throwback jersey as a part of the Grizzlies’ 25th Season of the Franchise celebration. In addition, the jerseys will be auctioned off following the game. Fans can also expect a special appearance by the Grizzlies’ 2019 second overall draft pick Ja Morant and various Grizzlies Entertainment squads.

The team’s Regional Caravan Tour will make its first of eight stops in Murray, Kentucky where Morant will return to Murray State on Friday, August 23. Morant will visit his former campus and make several surprise appearances throughout the day.

Also as part of the Grizzlies regional caravan, the team is offering free Youth Basketball Clinics presented by Nike throughout the region where young athletes will have the chance to receive training from the Grizzlies Youth Basketball staff comprised of current and former college players and coaches, referees and other professionals. Boys and girls interested in attending a Youth Basketball Clinic are encouraged to pre-register at grizzlies.com/youthbasketball.

Returning this year as a celebration of the 25th Season of the Franchise, the Grizzlies will be bringing back a fan-favorite Grizzlies Block Parties in various community parks throughout Memphis. Fans can come out to enjoy a day of field games, inflatables, music, giveaways and more. In addition, those who register on-site for Grizzlies E-News will receive two free tickets to a Grizzlies pre-season game at FedExForum. The team’s first Grizzlies Block Party will be held at Ed Rice Community Center (2907 N Watkins St.) on Thursday, September 12 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Festivities will continue throughout the fall with multiple Grizz Nights at Levitt Shell including a special Hustle Night featuring an appearance by new Hustle Head Coach Jason March on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 6 – 8 p.m. The Grizzlies will also have giveaways, live music and more throughout September at the Germantown (Sept. 7 & 8) Cooper Young (Sept. 14) and Communities Forward (Sept. 21) festivals. MVP Season Ticket Members can also enjoy an exclusive MVP Hospitality Tent at the Cooper-Young Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 14. Fans who want to become first-time MVP Season Ticket Members and receive exclusive experiences like access to the MVP Hospitality Tent can do so now by calling (901) 888-HOOP and speaking with an Account Executive.

Before heading into preseason games, the team will host their annual Open Practice on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Memphis University School (6191 Park Ave.) from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. This full-team practice will give Grizzlies fans a first look at the 2019-20 squad including fan favorites Jaren Jackson Jr., Jonas Valanciunas, Kyle Anderson and Dillon Brooks, plus newcomers Ja Morant, Brandon Clarke, Grayson Allen, Tyus Jones, Jae Crowder and more. Led by Head Coach Taylor Jenkins, the Open Practice will also include entertainment from the Grizz Girls, Claw Crew and others, plus fan giveaways.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early to MUS as the Grizzlies will hold a Fan Fest with inflatables, activities and music beginning at 11:30. Both the Fan Fest and Open Practice are free to the general public. Doors for open practice will open at 1 p.m. Fans who register for Grizzlies E-News upon entry will receive a game voucher good for one pre-season game this October.

Fans are encouraged to check grizzlies.com for a full list of events, both new and current, and up-to-date information on the Grizzlies 2019 Regional Caravan and Round Town Tour. A complete listing of events can be found below.

Fans who want to support the Memphis Grizzlies and purchase 2019-20 Season Tickets can do so now by calling (901) 888-HOOP or going online to grizzlies.com/tickets. For more information on the Grizzlies, visit grizzlies.com, ‘like’ Memphis Grizzlies on Facebook or follow on Twitter and Instagram (@memgrizz).

Date Event Location Time Additional Details
Aug. 22 Grizzlies Night with the Redbirds AutoZone Park 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Ceremonial first pitch by Grizzlies guard Ja Morant. Grizzlies takeover the Redbirds game with limited edition jerseys to be auctioned off and appearances by Grizzlies entertainment teams.
Aug. 23 Grizzlies Caravan – Murray, KY Murray State TBD Grizzlies Guard Ja Morant to visit former campus.
Aug. 24 Grizzlies Youth Basketball Clinic – Cape Girardeau, MO Cape Girardeau Sportsplex 11 a.m. – Noon Free Clinic to the first 100 registrants between the ages of 6-14. Visit grizzlies.com/youthbasketball for details.
Aug. 24 Grizzlies Youth Basketball Clinic – Little Rock, AR HoopLife Basketball Academy (Roland, AR) 3 – 4 p.m. Free Clinic to the first 100 registrants between the ages of 6-14. Visit grizzlies.com/youthbasketball for details.
Aug. 24 Grizzlies Caravan – Little Rock, AR Dickey-Stephens Park 5 – 7 p.m. Grizzlies entertainment team members join the Arkansas Travelers for fun, prizes, and baseball.
Aug. 25 Grizzlies Caravan – St. Louis, MO Busch Stadium 11:15 a.m. – 1 p.m. Grizzlies entertainment team members join the St. Louis Cardinals for fun, prizes, and baseball. Grizzlies TV analyst Brevin Knight will also be in attendance.
Aug. 29 901 Exposure FedExForum 6 – 8 p.m. Register for Grizzlies E-News to receive two free tickets to a pre-season game.
Aug. 30 Grizzlies Caravan – Nashville, TN First Tennessee Park 6 – 8 p.m. Appearance by Grizzlies guard Ja Morant. Grizzlies entertainment team members join the Nashville Sounds for fun, prizes, and baseball.
Aug. 31 Grizzlies Youth Basketball Clinic – Nashville, TN Southeast Community Center (Antioch, TN) 10 – 11 a.m. Free Clinic to the first 100 registrants between the ages of 6-14. Visit grizzlies.com/youthbasketball for details.
Aug. 31 Grizzlies Youth Basketball Clinic – Jackson, MS First Baptist Church of Jackson 3 – 4 p.m. Free Clinic to the first 100 registrants between the ages of 6-14. Visit grizzlies.com/youthbasketball for details.
Aug. 31 Grizzlies Caravan – Jackson, MS Trustmark Park 5 – 7 p.m. Grizzlies entertainment team members join the Mississippi Braves for fun, prizes, and baseball including a guest appearance radio play-by-play announcer Eric Hasseltine and Grizz.
Sept. 1 Grizzlies Youth Basketball Clinic – Birmingham, AL Lifetime Fitness 1 – 2 p.m. Free Clinic to the first 100 registrants between the ages of 6-14. Visit grizzlies.com/youthbasketball for details.
Sept. 1 Grizzlies Caravan – Birmingham, AL Regions Field 3 – 4 p.m. Grizzlies entertainment team members join the Mississippi Braves for fun, prizes, and baseball including a guest appearance radio play-by-play announcer Eric Hasseltine and Grizz.
Sept. 2 Grizzlies Youth Basketball Clinic – Jackson, TN Liberty Tech Magnet High School 11 a.m. – Noon Free Clinic to the first 100 registrants between the ages of 6-14. Visit grizzlies.com/youthbasketball for details.
Sept. 2 Grizzlies Caravan – Jackson, TN The Ballpark at Jackson 1 – 3 p.m. Grizzlies entertainment team members join the Jackson Generals for fun, prizes, and baseball. Appearance by Grizzlies two-way player John Konchar.
Sept. 2 Chik-fil-a 5k AutoZone Park 7 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Register for Grizzlies E-News to receive two free tickets to a pre-season game.
Sept. 7 & 8 Germantown Festival Germantown Civic Club Noon – 6 p.m. Register for Grizzlies E-News to receive two free tickets to a pre-season game.
Sept. 12 Grizzlies Block Party Ed Rice CC 5 – 7 p.m. Join the Grizzlies Family and celebrate 25 seasons of Grizzlies basketball. Register for Grizzlies E-News to receive two free tickets to a pre-season game.
Sept. 14 Cooper Young Festival Cooper St. and Young Ave. 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Live music from the Grizzlies Stage at Young Ave. & Meda St. (MVP Hospitality tent from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. for invited Season Ticket Members) .
Sept. 19 Grizzlies Block Party Lester CC 5 – 7 p.m. Join the Grizzlies Family and celebrate 25 seasons of Grizzlies basketball. Register for Grizzlies E-News to receive two free tickets to a pre-season game.
Sept. 20 Grizz Night @ Levitt Shell Overton Park 6 – 8 p.m. Special performance by GrizzLine. Register for Grizzlies E-News to receive two free tickets to a pre-season game.
Sept. 21 Hustle Night @ Levitt Shell Overton Park 6 – 8 p.m. Appearance by Hustle Head Coach Jason March. Special performance by Grizzlies Grannies & Grandpas. Register for Grizzlies E-News to receive two free tickets to a pre-season game.
Sept. 21 Communities Forward Festival – Tupelo, MS Fairpark District Noon Special appearance by the Grizzline. Hustle and Grizzlies Street Team.
Sept. 26 Grizzlies Block Party Bert Ferguson CC 5 – 7 p.m. Join the Grizzlies Family and celebrate 25 seasons of Grizzlies basketball. Register for Grizzlies E-News to receive two free tickets to a pre-season game.
Sept. 27 Grizz Night @ Levitt Shell Overton Park 6 – 8 p.m. Special performance by Grizzlies Blue Bunch. Register for Grizzlies E-News to receive two free tickets to a pre-season game.
Oct. 3 Grizz Night @ Levitt Shell Overton Park 6 – 8 p.m. Special performance by GrizzLine. Register for Grizzlies E-News to receive two free tickets to a pre-season game.
Oct. 5 Grizzlies Open Practice Memphis University School 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. First live look at your 2019-20 Memphis Grizzlies.
Oct. 6 Grizzlies vs. Maccabi Haifa (pre-season) FedExForum 2 p.m.  
Oct. 8 Grizzlies vs. New Zealand Breakers (pre-season) FedExForum 7 p.m.  
Oct. 12 Grizz Brunch at Levitt Shell Overton Park 9 – 11 a.m. Special performance by Grizzlies Grannies & Grandpas. Register for Grizzlies E-News to receive two free tickets to a pre-season game.
Oct. 13 Grizz Night @ Levitt Shell Overton Park 6 – 8 p.m. Special performance by Grizzlies Blue Bunch. Register for Grizzlies E-News to receive two free tickets to a pre-season game.
Oct. 14 Grizzlies vs. Charlotte Hornets (pre-season) FedExForum 7 p.m.



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