Play in Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
in Memphis, Tennessee
|Alliance of American Football (2019–present)
|Team colors||Red, blue & white|
|General manager||Will Lewis|
|Head coach||Mike Singletary|
|League championships (0)|
|Conference championships (0)|
|Division championships (0)|
The Memphis Express are a professional American football team based in Memphis, Tennessee, and a charter team of the Alliance of American Football, which began play in February 2019. They play their home games at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, and are coached by former National Football League player and head coach Mike Singletary.
The Alliance of American Football announced the awarding of the third inaugural league team, Alliance Memphis, on May 4, 2018. This announcement was followed by the May 10, 2018, announcement of Mike Singletary as the team's head coach.
On July 30, 2018, the Alliance announced team Memphis had signed its first 29 players. On September 20, the league announced four eastern inaugural franchises' names and logos including Memphis as the Memphis Express. The name is derived from Memphis' significance as a mail and cargo transport city being the "World Headquarters" of FedEx, with an airplane being featured in the logo.
The Express' inaugural game against the Birmingham Iron at Legion Field on February 10, 2019, ended in a 26–0 shutout loss. Their first home game was a 20-18 loss against the Arizona Hotshots during week 2.
Memphis Express staff
The Express' assigned area, which designates player rights, includes the following colleges:
National Football League (NFL)
Canadian Football League (CFL)
Memphis Express roster
Roster updated February 19, 2019
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