Big River Steel Edge give Grizzlies the edge


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The National Basketball Association (NBA) team Memphis Grizzlies announced recently the Big River Steel Edge, a newly renovated space on the Terrace level of their residence – the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee (US) – that will provide an enhanced fan experience. In addition, the Terrace Level of FedExForum will now be known as the Big River Steel Terrace.

‘NBA’ stated that the Big River Steel Edge builds on the ever-growing fan experience within the FedExForum and provides guests a new way to watch their favorite events at the FedExForum. In partnership with U. S. Steel’s Big River Steel, the Big River Steel Edge creates a new destination for fans each gameday and is located on the newly renamed Big River Steel Terrace, the top level of FedExForum.

The Memphis Grizzlies are an American professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee, US. The Grizzlies compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league’s Western Conference Southwest Division. The Grizzlies play their home games at the FedExForum. The team is owned by Robert Pera.

The 18,119-capacity FedExForum is a multipurpose arena located in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee, US. It is the home of the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men’s basketball program of the University of Memphis, both of whom previously played their home games at the Memphis Pyramid which has since closed down.

On the banks of the Mississippi in Arkansas, US, the Big River Steel operates North America’s newest and greenest steelmaking plant. The plant has an annual capacity of 1.5 million tons which currently is increased to three million t/year in a second construction phase. At core it is a technology company.

‘NBA’ further stated that this new space can be found between Sections 201 and 232 and features 34 TVs, as well as a refreshed and revitalized bar and grill with an updated menu for patrons to enjoy. The BRS Edge overlooks both the court from the West end of the arena bowl and the Grand Lobby of the FedExForum, creating a dynamic open flow to the Big River Steel Terrace. Fans will also have access to an outdoor space overlooking the City skyline from the Big River Steel Edge.

Said Memphis Grizzlies President Jason Wexler, “We are truly excited to enhance the fan experience through the creation of this innovative Terrace Level destination and our partnership with Big River Steel. We wanted to create a place where fans can gather to absorb the atmosphere of the game as a social experience while sharing in Big River Steel’s commitment to the local community and the region. We know our fans will embrace this as a premier destination within the FedExForum and are pleased to be able launch the Big River Steel Edge.”

The Big River Steel opened in Northeast Arkansas in 2014 with a commitment to invest in the most advanced technology and superior product development capabilities. The company strives to create a more sustainable future for employees, customers and communities. With their partnership with the Grizzlies, Big River Steel plans to expand their reach into Memphis and the surrounding areas.

Stated Dan Brown, U. S. Steel Senior Vice- President of Advanced Technology Steelmaking and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Big River Steel Works, “We are thrilled to partner with the Memphis Grizzlies to highlight the innovation of Big River Steel. Through this dynamic and multifaceted partnership, we look forward to the great work we will do together to engage with the communities we call home.”

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