Posts Tagged ‘concert’

Workers find damage at arena; renovations to take longer

TUPELO — Renovations at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo are going to take a little longer. The arena is undergoing a $1.8 million project to repair, replace and paint the exterior insulation finishing system that covers the building. Director Todd Hunt says workers found more water damage than expected, including a few rusted columns and […] [...]

Entrepreneur hoping for ‘something big’ from reality show

MCCOMB — Scott Johnson has a lot on his calendar. The 46-year-old owner of Chilly Willy’s — a sno-ball stand, restaurant, bar and concert hall — is busy preparing to defend his business in a chancery court lawsuit, a misdemeanor criminal trial in justice court and a noise ordinance violation charge in municipal court. The […] [...]

Proposed stadium could kill downtown arena initiative

JACKSON — 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 […] [...]

Study finds support for downtown arena in Capital City

JACKSON — A long-awaited study finds Jackson can support a downtown arena, but the city is no closer to having the money to build one. Officials say the feasibility study is an encouraging sign for city officials and business leaders who have long insisted Jackson can support such a facility. The study recommends Jackson build […] [...]

Officials fire tourism board members over arena allocation

CORINTH — Corinth and Alcorn County officials have fired members of the local tourism board. The action came yesterday in a joint meeting of supervisors and city aldermen. It apparently resulted from the failure of the tourism board to follow line items placed in its budget by the city and county. In particular, officials were […] [...]

Architectural firm to conduct feasibility study for La. arena

JACKSON — A Mississippi consulting firm will conduct a study to determine the feasibility for the city of Monroe, La., to construct a new arena with the possibility of a four-star hotel near it. The News-Star reports the city council approved the $95,000 contract with Jackson-based M3A Architecture to allow the consulting firm to begin […] [...]

Officials budget for BancorpSouth Arena renovation

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 […] [...]

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