Memphis Mayor Unveils $648M Plan to Upgrade Stadiums, Build New Soccer Venue

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Memphis (Tenn.) mayor Jim Strickland on Tuesday presented the city council with a $684 million plan aimed at improving the city's four major sports venues. 

The mayor said the monies would go toward renovating FedExForum (home of the Memphis Grizzlies and UofM Men’s Basketball), renovating Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium (home of UofM Football, Southern Heritage Classic, AutoZone Liberty Bowl, and potentially professional sports), renovating AutoZone Park (home of the Memphis Redbirds), and a newly constructed soccer stadium for Memphis 901 FC. 

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