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The Landers Center is an 8,400-seat multi-purpose arena in Southaven, Mississippi. It was built in 2000. It is home to the Memphis Hustle of the NBA G League, a minor league basketball team affiliated with the Memphis Grizzlies.[3]

Landers Center
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Former namesDeSoto Civic Center (2000–2011)
Address4560 Venture Drive
LocationSouthaven, Mississippi
OwnerDeSoto County[1]
OperatorDeSoto County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Capacity10,045 (concerts)
8,400 (ice hockey)
8,362 (basketball)
Broke groundApril 24, 1998[1]
OpenedSeptember 16, 2000
Construction cost$35 million[1]
($50.9 million in 2018 dollars[2])
ArchitectJohnson Bailey Henderson McNeel Architects[1]
General contractorCarothers Construction Inc.[1]
Mississippi RiverKings (CHL/SPHL) (2000–2018)
Memphis Houn'Dawgs (ABA) (2000–2001)
Memphis Xplorers (af2) (2001–2006)
Memphis Hustle (NBA G League) (2017–present)

Several now-defunct teams have called the Landers Center home. These teams include the Memphis Xplorers of the AF2, the Memphis Houn'Dawgs of the American Basketball Association, and the Mississippi RiverKings of the Central Hockey League and Southern Professional Hockey League.

It also is used as a concert venue, boxing arena, and for ice shows and circuses. Since 2009, the Mid-South Fair has been held at the Landers Center. Formerly, the fair was held in midtown Memphis at the Fairgrounds.

The center houses a 17,000 square foot convention center, which can be broken down into 10 separate meeting rooms.[4]

Name changeEdit

On January 4, 2012, Memphis-based Landers Auto Group purchased the naming rights. The name was changed to the Landers Center.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e Johnson, Laurie (April 23, 1998). "DeSoto Civic Center Groundbreaking Set for Friday". The Daily News (Memphis). Retrieved October 15, 2011.
  2. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  3. ^ "Grizzlies to Own, Operate D-League Team in Southaven". Memphis Daily News. January 24, 2017. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
  4. ^ "Landers Center: Convention Hall". Retrieved 2015-12-08.
  5. ^ Van Tuyl, Chris (December 28, 2011). "Memphis-Based Landers Auto Group Buys Naming Rights to DeSoto Civic Center". The Commercial Appeal. Memphis. Retrieved December 28, 2011.

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