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Calkins: Grizzlies and City of Memphis getting closer on lease?

By , Daily Memphian Updated: December 21, 2021 10:49 PM CT | Published: December 21, 2021 10:49 PM CT
<strong>An agreement would stabilize the relationship between the Memphis Grizzlies and the city and county governments and give the parties breathing room as they negotiate the terms of a new lease to keep the team in the city. The current lease ends in 2029.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian file)

An agreement would stabilize the relationship between the Memphis Grizzlies and the city and county governments and give the parties breathing room as they negotiate the terms of a new lease to keep the team in the city. The current lease ends in 2029. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian file)

Geoff Calkins
Daily Memphian

Geoff Calkins

Geoff Calkins has been chronicling Memphis and Memphis sports for more than two decades. He is host of "The Geoff Calkins Show" from 9-11 a.m. M-F on 92.9 FM. Calkins has been named the best sports columnist in the country five times by the Associated Press sports editors, but still figures his best columns are about the people who make Memphis what it is.

The Grizzlies may be closing in on an agreement with the city and county that would dramatically reduce the chance the team relocates under the “early termination” clause of the arena lease. 

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