The Memphis Grizzlies will open the 2012 preseason Oct. 6 against Real Madrid Baloncesto at FedExForum at 7 p.m.

With 30 Spanish League championships, Real Madrid is one of the most successful professional basketball teams in Europe and an affiliate of the soccer powerhouse of the same name. In addition to the Grizzlies, Real Madrid will also match up against the Toronto Raptors during the preseason.

– Reported by Michael Sheffield of Memphis Business Journal