FedExForum Fee Dispute

City of Memphis and Shelby County officials are reportedly discussing options regarding about $588,000 in uncollected seat-use fees for comp tickets used at the city’s FedExForum over a three-year period.

According to a city audit, arena officials didn’t collect the $1.15 fee on 511,003 comp tickets between 2005 and 2008. The fee goes toward paying for bonds issued to finance the $250 million facility, home to the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies and University of Memphis basketball team.

The audit reportedly recommends that the city attorney should decide if the fees can be collected.

However, Grizzlies officials disagree, according to the Commercial Appeal.

“We responded to the city back in July and they haven’t gotten back to us,” Grizzlies president of business operations Greg Campbell told the paper. “We think they’re wrong. The comp tickets do not come with a seat fee. They haven’t responded to our response. I don’t know what they’re thinking now.”