Opened in 1973, the Charles M. Murphy Athletic Center serves as home of the Middle Tennessee State men's and women's basketball teams, who play their home games in the 11,520 seat Monte Hale Arena. Murphy Center has hosted TSSAA state basketball tournaments since 1973.
During its 45-year existence, Murphy Center has staged countless concerts for some of the world's most renowned artists, including Elvis Presley, Elton John, Kiss and three consecutive sold-out performances by multi-platinum country music sensation Garth Brooks.
Girls: March 7-10, 2018
Boys: March 14-17, 2018
Gates generally open 45 minutes before the first scheduled game of the day.
$10 per day Wednesday through Friday for school-age children and older. Tickets for Saturday's championship games are $12 each. 2017-2018 TSSAA Championship Event Cards and TACA cards will be accepted for admission at the pass gate to the right of the main entrance. The TSSAA ID card and TMSAA ID card are not accepted for admission to championship events. Tickets may be purchased at the gate or in advance through GoFan online ticketing.
Parking is $5 per day near Murphy Center in the large parking lot on Greenland Drive. Due to road construction around the campus we encourage all attendees to allow for plenty of travel time. The Rutherford Co. Chamber of Commerce has provided this helpful construction map (PDF) to help you plan your route.
Murphy Center is handicap accessible via the loading dock on the east side of the arena. Parking is available in the Greenland Dr. lot for vehicles displaying valid handicap placards.
Food and drink will be available for purchase at Murphy Center. No outside food or drink will be allowed.
For more information about the area, visit the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce website at ReadySetRutherford.com.
Completed in 2001, Allen Arena is a versatile facility hosting athletic events, on campus convocations, and other events such as dinners, concerts, area-wide worship services, and graduations. The arena is primarily used for basketball and volleyball athletic events and is also used for daily chapel services and occasional concerts.
The arena was named in honor of James C. and Linda Allen, the facility's primary benefactors. Allen Arena has served as host to the TSSAA Division II basketball championships since 2005.
March 1-3, 2018
Gates will not open until 9:30 AM on Thursday, March 1 and Friday, March 2.
$10 per day Thursday and Friday for school-age children and older. Admission for Saturday's championship games is $12. 2017-2018 Championship Event Cards and TACA cards will be accepted for admission at the pass gate to the right of the main entrance. The TSSAA ID card and TMSAA ID card are not accepted for championship events. Tickets may be purchased at the gate or in advance at https://gofan.co/app/school/TSSAA.
Parking on Lipscomb's campus is extremely limited. Therefore, TSSAA parking has been reserved at Woodmont Hills Church located at 3710 Franklin Pike. Shuttles will run continuously between Woodmont Hills Church and Lipscomb's campus from 8 AM until 6 PM on Thursday and Friday and between 11:30 AM and 10:30 PM on Saturday.
Food and drink will be available for purchase at Allen Arena. No outside food or drink will be allowed.
Visit the Lipscomb University website to find information about area lodging.
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Purchase advanced tickets online! Simply show the ticket on your smartphone at the gate.
Watch live and on-demand broadcasts of TSSAA championship events on the NFHS Network.
Order photo keepsakes from state championship events from ActionPixTN, the official photographer of the TSSAA.