Grizzlies decide to stay home for training camp


MEMPHIS, Tenn-The Memphis Grizzlies today announced that the team will hold Grizzlies 2016 Training Camp presented by Mid-South Ford Dealers at the Grizzlies Built Ford Tough Training Facility at FedExForum from Sept. 27-Oct. 2.

Before beginning training camp, the Grizzlies will hold their annual Media Day on Monday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at FedExForum with coaches, players and select members of the front office available starting at 11 a.m.

This marks the 10th time since relocating from Vancouver in 2001 that the Grizzlies have held their training camp in Memphis. The team also has hosted camp in Barcelona, Spain (2003), Malaga, Spain (2007), Birmingham, Ala. (2009), Nashville, Tenn. (2013), San Diego, Calif. (2014) and Santa Barbara, Calif. (2015).

On October 1 from 6-8 p.m., the Grizzlies will host a Blue White Scrimmage in place of the annual Open Practice at FedExForum. This full-team scrimmage will be Grizz Nation’s first-look at newcomers Chandler Parsons, 2016 draftees Wade Baldwin IV and Deyonta Davis, plus fan favorites Marc Gasol, Mike Conley, Zach Randolph and Tony Allen. Led by new Head Coach David Fizdale, the Blue White Scrimmage will also include entertainment teams like the Grizz Girls, Claw Crew and more, plus fan giveaways. The scrimmage is free to the public and parking is available in the Toyota Parking Garage. Fans in attendance will receive a voucher for two complimentary tickets to a Grizzlies 2016-17 preseason matchup. In addition, the Grizzlies Foundation will make a donation on behalf of Scrimmage attendees to the Police Athletic League in support of their community based youth programming.