Traffic Information Announced For Saturday's Downtown Sporting Events
Dec. 3, 2013
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -The University of Memphis - in conjunction with FedExForum and the St. Jude Marathon - announced Tuesday procedural changes to accommodate the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend races, which start at 7:15 a.m. (CT) Saturday, Dec. 7 at the corner of Fourth Street and Beale Street, and the Tigers basketball game versus Northwestern State that tips off at 12 p.m. (CT).
Race organizers expect approximately 20,000 participants in the five races, in addition to spectators. Later Saturday night, the Memphis Grizzlies host a home tilt with the Golden State Warriors at 7 p.m. (CT) at FedExForum.
The Toyota Parking Garage at FedExForum and FedExForum surface lots will be available only to those with passes for the University of Memphis game at 12 p.m. (CT) and later for those with passes for the Memphis Grizzlies game at 7 p.m. (CT).
The procedural changes are as follows (all times Central):
Timeline and Access Points
7:45-8:45 a.m.: The Toyota Parking Garage at FedExForum and FedExForum surface lots on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue will be inaccessible from 7:45-8:45 a.m. Due to the marathon route and number of runners, those needing access to the garage or adjacent lots should arrive prior to 7:45 a.m.
8:45-10 a.m.: The Toyota Parking Garage at FedExForum and FedExForum surface lots will be accessible by approaching from the east:
After 10 a.m.: The best route to the Toyota Parking Garage at FedExForum and FedExForum surface lots will remain the same as from 8:45-10 a.m., coming from the east using Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. Avenue. Garages and lots west of FedExForum (such as Lee's Landing, the MLGW garage, the Gibson Guitar Lot and the Peabody Place garage) will be accessible by approaching from the west or using Third Street.
For further information and details, please visit stjudemarathon.org.