Memphis Madness Tickets To Be Given Away Starting This Friday
Oct. 8, 2013
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -The countdown clock for 2013 Memphis Madness, presented by Ashley Furniture HomeStore, is just a little over a week away, and excitement is rising for the annual Tigers basketball preseason celebration at FedExForum, which is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 18. It was announced last week that Memphis is one of nine schools featured on ESPNU's coverage of college basketball's preseason celebration tip-off that night.
As a result of the capacity crowds at the last four events and FedExForum's maximum occupancy issues, this year's Memphis Madness is a ticketed event. Each fan attending Memphis Madness is required to have a ticket to enter FedExForum. The tickets are free and can be picked up at any four Memphis-area Ashley Furniture HomeStore locations starting Friday, Oct. 11 and running through Wednesday, Oct. 16. Those picking up tickets at Ashley Furniture HomeStore locations are limited to four per person or a total of 8 per household.
Tickets also can be picked up at FedExForum's box office Thursday and Friday, Oct. 17-18.
Doors for Memphis Madness open at 6:30 p.m. (CT), with the on-the-court program to start around 7:30 p.m. (CT). The festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. (CT) with entertainment from the Tigers cheerleader and pom squads, the Mighty Sound of the South and a live DJ on FedExForum's outdoor plaza.
Autograph vouchers will be given to the first 1,000 fans entering the arena that night, and the men's squad will sign autographs from approximately 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. (CT).
An abbreviated schedule of events for Memphis Madness will be released later this week.