‘Vision’ economic plan for Jackson still on track

November 14, 2013 in Business, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Since October 2012, fundraising for Jackson’s Vision 2022/One Voice — a private sector-driven, long-range economic plan — has reached $3.4 million. Duane O’Neill, president of Greater […]

JSU stadium could derail downtown arena plans

March 14, 2013 in National Sports

Jackson State University’s recently announced plans to build a domed stadium could effectively kill an effort to build a downtown arena.

The city and other arena backers have spent or pledged $180,000 in recent years to study building an arena to host concerts, sporting events and other entertainment, The Clarion-Ledger reported.

The key factor in the city of Jackson supporting the university’s plans is that it would only have to pay $10 million toward the university stadium, Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. said. A feasibility study in January estimated that a 9,000-seat arena would cost the city $115 million.