think “Tennessee”, your first thought would probably be live music, or whiskey. However, close
behind is the array of sports and sports teams on offer. From American football
to baseball, ice hockey to racing; there is exciting sports entertainment for everyone. Here are some of the best teams you can catch during
your stay in Tennessee:
Tennessee Titans can be found playing their home games at the Nissan Stadium in
Nashville, conveniently located across the river from Nashville's Broadway; host of the 2019 NFL Draft. Make sure you get to the games early to
enjoy the pre-game festivities, known as “Tailgate Parties”. With plenty of food, drink and live music on offer, it’s a great
experience for all the family.
Honky-Tonk Row, you will find the Bridgestone Arena; home of the Nashville
Predators. The fanbase for the Predators are said by many to be among the
loudest in the National Hockey League, with sound levels reaching over 120 dB
during the playoffs. With the season running through October to April and Predators
playing in bright yellow, it’s easy to spot the fans packed into many of
Nashville’s famous bars around game time.
If you are
a basketball fan, then the best place to catch an NBA game in Tennessee is between
October and April at the Home of the Memphis Grizzlies; the
FedEx Forum. They are the only team in the major professional North American
sports leagues that is based in the city of Memphis. Much like Nashville,
Memphis is the place to be for a great atmosphere, with plenty of bars and live
music venues to satisfy you before your trip to watch the Grizzlies play.
As you can
see, there is no shortage for baseball to watch in Tennessee! Although the
state is not home to any Major League Baseball teams, there are several Minor
League teams on offer. The Memphis Redbirds and Nashville Sounds play in the
highest league of the Minors, Triple-A, where the Chattanooga Lookouts, Jackson
Generals and Tennessee Smokies all play in the division below, Double-A. Unlike
the other major leagues, Baseball is very much seen as a summer sport. So, get
outdoors while the sun is shining, and settle in for a great game of baseball!
Tennessee has plenty of sporting excitement to sink your teeth in to. Check out even more of what the Volunteer State has on offer HERE!
Posted by: Tennessee Tourism
Posted on: 05/09/2019