Circus is coming to town: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Super Circus Heroes!

February 27, 2014 in Entertainment

The Mississippi Link Newswire: The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming to Jackson Mississippi in March. Highlights from this year’s circus include the following: Kids tickets start […]

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.