Memphis got its name from ancient Egypt. As a modern symbol of that heritage, this 32-story stainless-steel pyramid rises from the banks of the Mississippi River. Completed in 1991 at a total cost of USD65 million, the Pyramid serves as a sports and concert arena, with 22,500 seats. It also serves the University of Memphis, housing the Tigers' basketball games and university graduations. The history of the Pyramid's construction is loaded with scandal, controversy and danger, take a tour and learn the whole story. Tour admission varies.