Radio Roundtable: City of Memphis to Purchase AutoZone Park

Jan 10, 2014

AutoZone Park in Downtown Memphis
Credit E. McCutchan / WikiMedia Commons

The City of Memphis has decided to buy AutoZone Park for about $30 million, but is it a good deal for the community?

Harold Collins and Wanda Halbert of the Memphis City Council, Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News, and Ted Evanoff of the Commercial Appeal join host Eric Barnes, publisher of the Memphis Daily News, to discuss the City of Memphis' recent decision to purchase AutoZone Park, where the Memphis Redbirds play, from Fundamental Advisors. The Redbirds are a Triple-A feeder team, now owned by the St. Louis Cardinals, which has agreed to lease the stadium for the Redbirds at $300,000 per year for 17 years.

To hear this conversation in full, check the Behind the Headlines video page, or tune-in to Behind the Headlines, Friday evenings at 7 on WKNO-TV 10.