When you 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:
NFL American Football: Tennessee Titans
The 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.
NHL Ice Hockey: Nashville Predators
Yards from 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.
NBA Basketball: Memphis Grizzlies
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.
Baseball: Memphis Redbirds, Nashville Sounds, Chattanooga Lookouts, Jackson Generals, Tennessee Smokies
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!
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