Mississippi Valley State vs Tennessee State
John A. Merritt Classic HONOREES
|2000||Merritt Assistant Coaches: Joe Gilliam, Sr. & Alvin Coleman, Sr.|
|2001||Carrie Gentry & former Majorettes|
|2003||TSU Original Boosters|
|2004||1966 Undefeated Team|
|2005||1970 Undefeated Team|
|2006||50th Anniversary Championship Basketball & Women’s Track|
|2007||1973 Undefeated Team “HBCU Football Champions”|
|2008||1998 & 1999 OVC Champions|
|2009||1982 Undefeated Team“HBCU Football Champions”|
|2010||1965 Undefeated Team “HBCU Football Champions”|
|2011||Dr. Fred Humphries, Ivanetta Davis, & Homer Wheaton|
|2012||Dr. James Hefner|
|2014||Edward L. prof’ graves|
|2015||Ed “Too Tall” Jones|
|2016||Undefeated 1956 national championship football team|
|2017||John Merritt Classic Committee|
|2018||Clinton Gray Sr.|
Single Game Parking
Advance single game parking for lots R and MG:
$20 with the purchase of a game ticket
DAY of GAME Parking
Only in Lots E, F, M, G, N and SKINNY A – $25
Nissan Stadium BUS/RV Tailgate Package: $600
Nissan Stadum BUS/RV Parking Pass: $250
*TO PURCHASE PARKING PASSES IN ADVANCE, ORDERS MUST BE PLACED AT LEAST A WEEK PRIOR TO GAME.
733 Briley Pkwy
Nashville, TN 37217
Phone: (615) 361-5900
This stylish hotel with its own art collection lies 2 miles from Nashville International Airport, and 6 miles from country music at Ryman Auditorium.
Relaxed, contemporary rooms feature flat-screen TVs, pillow-top mattresses and free Wi-Fi. Suites add separate sitting areas and wet bars. Quirky in-room perks such as lava lamps and goldfish can be requested at the front desk; pet room service is also available.
Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, conference rooms, a ballroom that holds up to 700 people, plus free parking and an airport/local area shuttle. A casual restaurant and bar round out the offerings.
760 Old Hickory Boulevard
Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone: (615) 964-5500
Fax: (615) 964-5501
Close to All the Sights. Join us at the Four Points by Sheraton Nashville – Brentwood, where you’ll enjoy boutique service, plenty of extras, and the convenience of being just 9 miles south of Nashville. We’re close to hotspots like the Grand Ole Opry and LP Field, home of the Tennessee Titans, as well as natural attractions and major corporate offices. We’re also within walking distance of great restaurants and retail shops.
You Want It, We’ve Got It. As a full-service hotel, we’re proud to offer everything you need when you’re traveling. Be sure to enjoy some great meals and warm hospitality at our restaurant. And treat your body right at our fitness center, outdoor pool, or hot tub.
Home away from Home. Our 212 guest rooms feature all the comforts you need, including the plush Four Points by Sheraton Four Comfort Bed™. You’ll also get free High Speed Internet Access and bottled water. Our top two floors are dedicated to executive suites.
583 Donelson Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
Phone: (615) 885-4242
This modern airport hotel is a 4-minute drive from Nashville International Airport and a 1-minute walk from an MTA bus stop with service to downtown Nashville. Classic rooms feature free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, plus custom-designed beds, desks and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas and full kitchens.
There’s a free on-site hot breakfast (daily) and weekday breakfast bags to go, as well as a fitness center and an outdoor pool. Additional amenities include meeting rooms and a business center, plus a free airport shuttle and parking.
Please ask for the Tennessee State University Corporate rate when making your reservation
1919 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 329-1144
Hampton Inn Vanderbilt West End Hotel provides convenient lodging accommodations located one block from Vanderbilt University in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. Enjoy our beautiful renovated hotel, free parking, hot breakfast buffet and wireless internet. Amenities include business center, fitness center and outdoor pool.
*Rate is available on Sunday check-in only.
Please ask for the Tennessee State University Corporate rate when making your reservation.
To check additional hotel rates or for general city information, you can book online through the Nashville
Convention & Visitors Corporation call 800-657-6910 or 615-259-4700
Information for Nashville
|United Express Airlines||800-824-6200||800-241-6522||A||www.ual.com|
|US Airways Express||800-428-4322||800-428-4322||B||www.usair.com|
|Air Canada (Jazz)||888-422-7533||888-247-2262||A||www.aircanada.com|
Discount Airline Tickets
THE HOST COMMITTEE
Clinton Gray, Jr. Chairman of John Merritt Classic
Teresa Phillips Tennessee State University
- Gregory Clark
- Patricia Clayton
- Howard Gentry, Jr.
- Adrian Granderson
- Edward Graves
- Cassandra Gray
- Cassandra Griggs
- Latessa Hickerson
- Connie Kinnard
- Fred Lee
- Dorothy Lockridge
- Granville “Sonny” Lyons
- Nathaniel Perry, II
- James Sexton
- Jewel Wynn