The Memphis Grizzlies, an American professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, competes in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of Southwest Division of the Western Conference. Memphis Grizzlies was established in 1995 as part of the NBA’s expansion into Canada. In 2001, the team that originated in Vancouver, British Columbia, was relocated to Memphis, Tennessee. According to Forbes 2020, the team is the thirtieth valuable franchise in the NBA, having an estimated $1.3 billion value.
Let us look at the team’s sponsors.
AutoZone, Inc. – AutoZone, Inc., an American retailer of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories, is the official partner of the Memphis Grizzlies.
Bass Pro Shops – Bass Pro Shops, an American privately held retailer of hunting, fishing, camping, and other related outdoor recreation merchandise, is the Memphis Grizzlies’ official partner.
Ford – Ford Motor Company, an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, is the Memphis Grizzlies’ official partner.
Gold Strike – Gold Strike Casino Resort is the official partner of the Memphis Grizzlies.
International Paper – The International Paper Company, an American pulp and paper company, is the Memphis Grizzlies’ official sponsor.
ServiceMaster – ServiceMaster, a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, renewed its multi-year marketing partnership in 2016 with the Memphis Grizzlies and the FedEx Forum, home to the team.
Methodist Healthcare – Methodist Healthcare is the official healthcare partner of the Memphis Grizzlies since 2015.
Pinnacle Bank – Pinnacle Bank is the official bank of the Memphis Grizzlies and the FedEx Forum, home to the team.
TruGreen – TruGreen, a lawn care maintenance and treatment services company, is the Memphis Grizzlies’ official sponsor.
FanDuel – FanDuel Group, an online sportsbook, signed a multi-year agreement with the Memphis Grizzlies in November this year to become its official sports betting partner and exclusive official daily fantasy partner.
Tennessee Secretary of State – Tennessee Secretary of State, signed a partnership with the Memphis Grizzlies in January this year for the Your Vote Matters campaign.
Waste Pro – Waste Pro USA, Inc, which provides waste removal services, signed a three-year partnership deal with Memphis Grizzlies in January this year. The Company is the team’s official waste services provider.
Varsity Spirit – Varsity Spirit, the market leader in cheer and dance camps, competitions, and apparel, signed a multi-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies in July 2019 to become its official outfitter of the Grizzlies Dance Team, the Grizz Girls.
FedEx – FedEx, a multinational delivery services company, is the naming rights partner of the Memphis Grizzlies. The FedEx Forum is the home to the team. In August 2018, FedEx became the team’s first-ever jersey sponsor.
Valvoline – Valvoline, a leading global supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services, signed a multi-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies in October 2017 to become its official motor oil and engine lubricant.
Southland Casino – Southland Casino is the official sponsor of the Memphis Grizzlies.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee – BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, a health insurance company, is the Memphis Grizzlies’ official sponsor.
Verizon – Verizon Communications Inc., an American multinational telecommunications conglomerate, is the Memphis Grizzlies’ official sponsor.
Fox Sports Southeast – Fox Sports Southeast is the official television partner of the Memphis Grizzlies.
ESPN 92.9 FM – ESPN 92.9 FM is the official radio partner of the Memphis Grizzlies.
680 AM – 680 AM is the official radio partner of the Memphis Grizzlies.
Memphis Grizzlies was also associated with the clothing retailer City Gear, Gatorade, Mednikow Jewelers, Jet’s Pizza, Toyota’s Lexus, First Tennessee Bank, C-Spire Wireless, Artisent Floors, Chiwawa, and Ashley Furniture.