Opened in 1972, 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 48-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 7-11, 2023
Boys': March 14-18, 2023
General Admission $12 per day if purchased in advance online through GoFan. $15 per day if purchased with cash at the gate. School-age children and older are required to have a ticket. TACA cards will be honored when presented with a matching photo ID at the pass gate. TSSAA ID cards and TMSAA ID cards will NOT accepted for admission. School administrators who are registered on the TSSAA Portal can sign-in for free admission at the pass gate.
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.
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 VisitRutherfordTN.com.
Requests for credentials should be submitted via this online form.
College coaches wishing to attend the championships should refer to the College Coach Policy for more information.
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.