Posts Tagged ‘arena’

Officials budget for BancorpSouth Arena renovation

by Associated Press Published: August 22,2012

Tags: arena, city, concert, convention, entertainment, funding, meeting, municipal government, municipality, renovation, tradeshow, venue

TUPELO — The BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo could get a new look just in time for its 20th anniversary next year. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the local coliseum commission approved a budget that would pay $1.8 million to resurface the building’s exterior and freshen up the interior paint. The building would retain its […] [...]

Councilmen approve funding for downtown arena study

by Associated Press Published: January 25,2012

Tags: arena, community development, downtown, economic development, entertainment, hospitality, tourism, tourists, visitors

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 […] [...]

Private donors falling short on pledge for arena study

by Associated Press Published: January 16,2012

Tags: arena, concerts, donors, downtown, entertainment, pledges, sports, study, tourism, tourists, visitors

JACKSON — Private donors have fallen far short of pledges toward a study of whether it makes sense for Jackson to build an arena — and, if it does, where it should be and how to pay for it. Private donors had pledged around $70,000 toward the $109,000 feasibility study, but that less than one-quarter […] [...]

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