FedEx founder to help fund Liberty Stadium renovations; U of M could control stadium

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 21, 2023 5:51 PM CT | Published: November 21, 2023 8:48 AM CT

In something of a domino effect, the Smith family donation for the Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium will free up cash for the Memphis Grizzlies and the City of Memphis to do renovations at FedExForum. 

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Samuel Hardiman is an enterprise and investigative reporter who focuses on local government and politics. A native Rhode Islander who lives in Midtown, he enjoys tennis, golf and reading.


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