Play like a Tiger


Prospective student-athletes will realize it is a great time to be a Tiger when they see the tremendous facilities the University of Memphis has to offer and is building for the future. From FedExForum to the Liberty Bowl to Mike Rose Soccer Complex to FedExPark, Tiger student-athletes compete in some of the nation’s finest facilities.

In 2012, Memphis athletics director Tom Bowen secured a multi-million dollar gift from the Helen and Jabie Hardin Charitable Trust to support women’s athletics. The first phase of the generous gift was the design and construction of a new track and field complex on the University’s Park Avenue campus. As part of the Hardin Charitable Trust gift, the second phase includes a clubhouse for the Tigers’ softball program. The new softball clubhouse plans include coaches’ offices, meeting and recruiting rooms, indoor pitching and batting areas, an athletic training room, equipment room and laundry room.

And there is more to come.

In 2013, Bowen and Interim University President Brad Martin announced that alumni Bill and Nancy Laurie had made a gift of $10 million to the capital campaign.

The current capital campaign calls for a new men’s basketball and training facility and an indoor football practice complex. It will additionally fund comprehensive upgrades and renovations to existing facilities including FedExPark and the Hardin Family Sports Complex.