Memphis Express Information
|Established May 4, 2018|
Folded April 17, 2019
Played in Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
in Memphis, Tennessee
Alliance of American Football (2019)
|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 was a professional American football team based in Memphis, Tennessee. It was a member of the Alliance of American Football (AAF) during its single seaon in 2019.  They played their home games at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium,  and was coached by former NFL 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. 
On January 5, 2019, training camp opened in San Antonio, Texas.  The final 52-man roster was released on January 30.  The Express' inaugural game, played against the Birmingham Iron at Legion Field on February 10, ended in a 26–0 shutout loss.  Their first home game was a 20–18 loss against the Arizona Hotshots during week 2.  Memphis notched their first win on March 2, with a 26–23 victory over the San Diego Fleet at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. 
On April 2, 2019, the league's football operations were suspended,   and on April 4 the league allowed players to leave their contracts to sign with NFL teams.  On April 17, 2019, the league announced the cessation of business operations after filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. 
Memphis Express staff
The Express' assigned area, which designated player rights, included the following colleges: 
National Football League (NFL)
Canadian Football League (CFL)
Memphis Express roster
In addition to league-wide television coverage through NFL Network, CBS Sports Network, TNT, and B/R Live, Memphis' games were also broadcast on local radio by KWNW, an iHeartMedia station branded as 101.9 Kiss FM. 
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