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JSU stadium could derail downtown arena plans

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. […]

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Meyers gives JSU “State of the Union” Spring update

By Lonnie Ross

Online Editor

Jackson State University (JSU) President Dr. Carolyn W. Meyers highlighted University accomplishments and shared information about campus expansion plans during her “Spring Update.” Speaking to a large audience February 27 at the Rose Embly McCoy Auditorium on the JSU campus, she talked about expansion, enrollment, academic achievements, research, athletics, staff development, technology, advancements, and student initiatives….. […]