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13 hours ago, UCSportsFan said:

Because it needs to be centrally located. Otherwise have it in Bristol then the west teams can travel 6 hours instead of 3. Makes just as much sense as what you said. 

Context.

The original post was suggesting the notion of moving state to Cookeville, thus my comment about how if a conversation is going to happen then the west should be an option as well. 

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20 hours ago, tennesseeannouncer said:

Context.

The original post was suggesting the notion of moving state to Cookeville, thus my comment about how if a conversation is going to happen then the west should be an option as well. 

Cookeville/Tenn Tech is centrally located with a great venue and a safe place to bring the family.  However I do see your point about rotating venues. 

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On 4/1/2024 at 9:47 PM, UCSportsFan said:

No offense, but Memphis is not a safe place to walk down the sidewalk let alone host a state tournament over 3 days. 

I've lived in Memphis since 2015 and I've never had an issue. I coach and run a side business and I've been to just about every neighborhood in Memphis, the suburbs, and North Mississippi. Living and working here 365 puts me at much higher risk than visiting for 3 days. I've never had an issue or been put in danger.

Don't let your fear, stupidity, and ego get the best of you. It would be fine to have it here every 3 years. People will make excuses for everything.

MTSU's gym is terrible. East TN is too far from West TN. Memphis is too dangerous. The air is too cold. It's too hot in the gym. The bathroom didn't have soft toilet paper. The hot dogs weren't long enough. The popcorn had too many kernels. Some old lady looked at me funny. 

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On 4/3/2024 at 8:53 AM, warmachine7954 said:

I've lived in Memphis since 2015 and I've never had an issue. I coach and run a side business and I've been to just about every neighborhood in Memphis, the suburbs, and North Mississippi. Living and working here 365 puts me at much higher risk than visiting for 3 days. I've never had an issue or been put in danger.

Don't let your fear, stupidity, and ego get the best of you. It would be fine to have it here every 3 years. People will make excuses for everything.

MTSU's gym is terrible. East TN is too far from West TN. Memphis is too dangerous. The air is too cold. It's too hot in the gym. The bathroom didn't have soft toilet paper. The hot dogs weren't long enough. The popcorn had too many kernels. Some old lady looked at me funny. 

I’ll just use the statistics that came out on February 7th 2024

 

GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Report: Memphis Crime Rate Ranking Statistics

  • Last Updated: February 7, 2024
 
 

Highlights: Memphis Crime Rate Ranking Statistics

  • Memphis ranks as one of the most dangerous cities in America.
  • The overall crime rate in Memphis is 109% higher than the national average.
  • In Memphis, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 12.
  • In 2017, Memphis had 653 reports of rape, one of the highest in the nation.
  • The city of Memphis has the highest number of aggravated assaults among all other cities in the US.
  • Violent crime in Memphis increased by 10% in 2021 compared to 2020.
  • Property crimes in Memphis have a rate of 64.41 per 1,000 residents.
  • Memphis's murder rate increased 52% in 2020 compared to 2019.
  • In 2018, Memphis had 186 murders, making it the highest murder rate among major US cities.
  • There were 12,114 vehicle thefts in Memphis in 2019.
  • Memphis has the highest rate of firearm assaults among 50 largest U.S. cities.
  • The number of homicides in Memphis increased by 11% in 2018.
  • Memphis areas experienced a 5.3% increase in major property crimes like burglaries and car thefts in 2019.
  • In 2018, the violent crime victimisation rate in Memphis stood at 84.4 per 1,000 people.

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  • For you I’m sure it’s very safe but for the majority not so much. I love Memphis spent many a nite down on Beale Street!  Nashville ain’t got nothin on those bands down there. Fact! Bbq is the best hands down.  Sometimes I think my posts come off like I’m biased or bitter towards something or someone and that’s really not the case. 
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Does Memphis have a place to host the TSSAA Tournament? Yes. Well, there are actually two places.

One place will be the Elma Roane Fieldhouse, which is located on the University of Memphis campus. Let me just say there are high school gyms in West Tennessee that are better than that gymnasium. Murphy Center is head and shoulders over the Elma Roane Field Fieldhouse any day of the week.

The second place would be FedEx Forum. However, I would think the FedEx Forum and the Memphis Grizzlies would have no desire to host the tournament, which will mean the Grizzlies would have to be out of town for 4 straight days, then head back into town for a game or two, then go back out of town. I doubt there's enough money for the Grizzlies to entertain that. With that being said, FedEx Forum would be an amazing place to host the tournament, and for the players to get that experience. Hotels are also pricey in downtown Memphis, and the nearest ones will be in Northern Mississippi, or in the Bartlett area.

Here's the best case scenario:

East Tennessee will hose Football and Golf state championships

Middle Tennessee will host the basketball tournament (because they are basically two separate tournaments).

West Tennessee will host the Spring Fling and Volleyball state tournaments in Jackson. 

Therefore, every region of the state will host two tournaments. I know that is not the case and will likely never be the case, but I do think it's the perfect situation.

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12 minutes ago, TryNotToSuck said:

Does Memphis have a place to host the TSSAA Tournament? Yes. Well, there are actually two places.

One place will be the Elma Roane Fieldhouse, which is located on the University of Memphis campus. Let me just say there are high school gyms in West Tennessee that are better than that gymnasium. Murphy Center is head and shoulders over the Elma Roane Field Fieldhouse any day of the week.

The second place would be FedEx Forum. However, I would think the FedEx Forum and the Memphis Grizzlies would have no desire to host the tournament, which will mean the Grizzlies would have to be out of town for 4 straight days, then head back into town for a game or two, then go back out of town. I doubt there's enough money for the Grizzlies to entertain that. With that being said, FedEx Forum would be an amazing place to host the tournament, and for the players to get that experience. Hotels are also pricey in downtown Memphis, and the nearest ones will be in Northern Mississippi, or in the Bartlett area.

Here's the best case scenario:

East Tennessee will hose Football and Golf state championships

Middle Tennessee will host the basketball tournament (because they are basically two separate tournaments).

West Tennessee will host the Spring Fling and Volleyball state tournaments in Jackson. 

Therefore, every region of the state will host two tournaments. I know that is not the case and will likely never be the case, but I do think it's the perfect situation.

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On 3/16/2024 at 1:29 PM, attila said:

Which venue would be better as a host? Both good arenas centrally located, Tech’s gym looks better and more updated than MTSU when watching the D-2 tourney a couple weeks ago.

Why not Thompson Boiling at the flagship University?  In Illinois they play at the University of Illinois and North Carolina use to play in the Dean Dome, not sure if they still do.

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On 4/10/2024 at 10:51 PM, TryNotToSuck said:

Does Memphis have a place to host the TSSAA Tournament? Yes. Well, there are actually two places.

One place will be the Elma Roane Fieldhouse, which is located on the University of Memphis campus. Let me just say there are high school gyms in West Tennessee that are better than that gymnasium. Murphy Center is head and shoulders over the Elma Roane Field Fieldhouse any day of the week.

The second place would be FedEx Forum. However, I would think the FedEx Forum and the Memphis Grizzlies would have no desire to host the tournament, which will mean the Grizzlies would have to be out of town for 4 straight days, then head back into town for a game or two, then go back out of town. I doubt there's enough money for the Grizzlies to entertain that. With that being said, FedEx Forum would be an amazing place to host the tournament, and for the players to get that experience. Hotels are also pricey in downtown Memphis, and the nearest ones will be in Northern Mississippi, or in the Bartlett area.

Here's the best case scenario:

East Tennessee will hose Football and Golf state championships

Middle Tennessee will host the basketball tournament (because they are basically two separate tournaments).

West Tennessee will host the Spring Fling and Volleyball state tournaments in Jackson. 

Therefore, every region of the state will host two tournaments. I know that is not the case and will likely never be the case, but I do think it's the perfect situation.

Jackson cannot host a state track meet 

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6 hours ago, TryNotToSuck said:

Maybe the only downside. Just assuming that USJ can get a track scoreboard and the upgrades for it. They host track meets so I know they could (at least) host that sport.

USJ not even close to being able to hold a meet like that

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