Traffic Information Announced For Saturday's Downtown Sporting Events
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Dec. 3, 2013

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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):

Road Closures

  • Fourth Street between Beale Street and Madison Avenue will be closed from 12 a.m. (midnight) until 3 p.m. Saturday.
  • Union Avenue between Third Street and Danny Thomas Blvd. will be closed starting at 7 a.m. Saturday. This closure will extend eastward to East Street starting at 8 a.m.
  • Other temporary closures will be made as necessary to accommodate the volume of runners.

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:

  • Using I-240 Midtown, exit on Union Avenue going westbound. Turn south on East Street. Turn west on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue to access the garage and surface lots.
  • Using city streets, move over to Union Avenue using Hollywood Street (not East Parkway). Proceed west on Union Avenue, south on East Street and west on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue to access the garage and lots.

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.

  • Riverside Drive, Front Street, Second Street and Third Street will be accessible.
  • Due to the route and the number of runners, it will not be possible to turn east on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue from northbound Third Street to access the Toyota Parking Garage at FedExForum or FedExForum surface lots.

For further information and details, please visit stjudemarathon.org.


 

 

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