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 8-12, 2022
Boys': March 15-19, 2022
Tuesday Starting at 10 AM CT Class 2A (4 Games) & Class 3A Quarterfinals (2 Games) Wednesday Starting at 10 AM CT Class 3A (2 Games) & Class 4A Quarterfinals (4 Games) Thursday Starting at 10 AM CT Class 1A Quarterfinals (4 Games) & Class 2A Semifinals Friday Starting at 10 AM CT Class 3A, Class 4A, & Class 1A Semifinals Saturday Class 2A Championship - 11 AM CT Class 3A Championship - 1:30 PM CT Class 4A Championship - 4 PM CT Class 1A Championship - 6:30 PM CT Gates generally open 45 minutes before the first scheduled game of the day.
Tickets are $12 per day if purchased in advance online through GoFan. Tickets are $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.