Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Coliseum’

Look for new effort in 2014 to renovate Mississippi Coliseum

The Mississippi’s Legislature’s need to make up for capital projects that languished without a state bond bill in 2012 kept a new entry from making the 2013 bill – a proposed $48 million revamp of the half-century-old Mississippi Coliseum on the State Fairgrounds in Jackson. Having waited its turn behind new construction for the state’s […] [...]

Ag chief seeks $40 million to create 21st century Mississippi Coliseum

Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith sees Jackson’s best hope for becoming a crossroads for large-scale exhibitions, professional entertainment and music concerts resting within the confines of the 51-year-old Mississippi Coliseum. To that end, she is lobbying legislators for around $40 million to overhaul the building. She had initially planned to seek $30 million for renovations […] [...]

August 13, 2012- Chuck McIntosh

by Chuck McIntosh Published: August 12,2012

Tags: agriculture, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Mississippi Coliseum

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Upside and risk in linking corporate name to Mississippi Coliseum

by Clay Chandler Published: August 6,2012

Tags: Cindy Hyde-Smith, Mississippi Coliseum, Mississippi Fair Commission

Mississippi marketing executives say state Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith has initiated a money-winning idea with her plans to sell 10-year naming rights to the Mississippi Coliseum on the state fairgrounds. Hyde-Smith wants to bring the state fairgrounds and its facilities sums similar to the millions Southaven and Tupelo received by selling arena and convention center […] [...]

Read August 6 issue of the MBJ

by MBJ Staff Published: August 3,2012

Tags: Chick-fil-A, Crystal Springs, Cynergy, Mississippi Coliseum, Natchez Bottle Cap Art

>> NAMING RIGHTS Marketing pros see upside and risk to linking corporate name to Mississippi Coliseum— By Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> ANALYSIS ABA chief says Weill ‘misguided’ in wanting big banks broken up— by Ted Carter >> PHIL HARDWICK Where do economic developers come from? >> EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Report criticizes Mississippi […] [...]

Ag chief wants multi-million dollar upgrades for fairgrounds

The aging Mississippi Coliseum and neighboring Trade Mart would undergo upgrades of around $30 million under a plan initiated by newly elected Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith. Without some significant work, each of the venues could see a falloff in usage, leading to a loss of revenue that helps support other facilities within the Mississippi Fairgrounds, […] [...]

Despite challenges, Mississippi coliseum and fairgrounds find niche

JACKSON — It’s the place where many baby boomers attended their first concert as teenagers or young adults. Not much has changed over the 48-year history of the state-owned Mississippi Coliseum at the fairgrounds. Today, people are still attending events at the aging coliseum, but the venue no longer is a stop on most major […] [...]

On tap

by Clay Chandler Published: August 15,2010

Tags: beer, Hank Williams Jr., Mississippi Coliseum

Mississippi Coliseum to serve beer for first time; new arena advocates still work on feasibility study On Oct. 16, Hank Williams Jr. will be in Jackson to perform at the Mississippi Coliseum. Joining Williams will be country music acts Jamey Johnson, Colt Ford, Josh Thompson and The Grascals. But perhaps the star of the show will be something […] [...]

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