Mid-South Fair To Host Free-To-The-Public Grizzlies & Hustle Scrimmage

(MID-SOUTH FAIR NEWS RELEASE) - The Mid-South Fair will host Grizz Nation’s first look at the 2017-18 Memphis Grizzlies and Memphis Hustle season with a free-to-the-public, full-team scrimmage and open practice from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 30 at Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi. (Doors open at 10 a.m.) The full-team scrimmage and open practice conducted by head coach David Fizdale will include fan favorites Mike Conley and Marc Gasol. Admission to the Mid-South Fair is also free Saturday, September 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Grizz Girls and Claw Crew will be in attendance to greet fans who will receive a voucher for a Grizzlies 2017 preseason game and a Memphis Hustle 2017-18 regular season game.

“Landers Center and the Mid-South Fair are thrilled to be able to offer fans a first look at this season’s Memphis Grizzlies and Memphis Hustle at the free-to-the-public open practice and scrimmage along with free fair admission Saturday, September 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.,” said J. Todd Mastry, Executive Director of Landers Center. “We are proud to have the Memphis Hustle playing home games at Landers Center and look forward to the franchise debut Saturday, November 4.”

The Memphis Hustle is one of four new franchises in the NBA G League, the NBA’s official minor-league basketball association, formerly known as the NBA D League. Led by Head Coach Glynn Cyprien, the Memphis Hustle will play 23 home games at Landers Center beginning this fall in Southaven.

“We are excited for this event to tip-off the 2017-18 Grizzlies and Hustle seasons in the Mid-South,” said John Walker, Executive Vice President of Business Operations for the Memphis Grizzlies and Memphis Hustle. “Open practice gives fans a first glance at their favorite players in action, and this year, we are thrilled to host the annual event at the home of the Memphis Hustle in Landers Center.”


The NBA G League features 26 teams, each a one-on-one affiliate of an NBA franchise. The league prepares players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. 

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