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Councilmen approve funding for downtown arena study

JACKSON — The Jackson City Council has approved spending as much as $91,000 to study whether an arena should be built in downtown Jackson.

The Clarion-Ledger reports the remainder of the $109,500 study will be paid for with private funds.

The council voted on the issue Monday night.

Brailsford and Dunlavey of Washington, D.C., will lead a team of consultants that includes two Jackson-based firms, Dale Partners and SOL Engineering Services. Chicago’s CLK Consulting also is involved.

The study will examine whether an arena is a good idea financially, as well as pin down a site, its size and how to pay for it.

Consultants listed minor league sports teams, local universities, concerts and more elaborate touring shows like Disney on Ice as possible tenants for the facility.


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