Murphy Center


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.



1500 Greenland Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37132


Spectator Information

2018 Championship Dates

October 16-18


Murphy Center, MTSU 1500 Greenland Dr, Murfreesboro Directions
Blackman High School 3945 Blaze Dr, Murfreesboro Directions
Seigel High School 3300 Siegel Rd, Murfreesboro Directions


$8 per day on Tuesday and Wednesday; $10 on Thursday. School-age children and older are required to have a ticket. TSSAA Championship Event Cards and TACA cards will be accepted for admission. The TSSAA ID card and TMSAA ID card are not accepted for admission to championship events.


Parking is $5 per day at the high schools. Parkers will receive a pass that will allow them to leave and reenter. Parking will be free at MTSU all days.

Handicap Accessibility

All championship facilities are handicap accessible.


Concession stands will be open at each championship site.

Hotel and Local Information

For more information about the area, visit the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce website at