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Mississippi Coliseum’s deterioration may cost it MHSAA hoops championship

With the “Big House” in Jackson all but crumbling down, the Mississippi High School Activities Association is considering moving the state basketball championship tournament to Tupelo, Mississippi Coliseum officials say. The 11-day tournament that wrapped up over the weekend drew thousands of fans to the 53-year Mississippi Coliseum. But it also drew the frustration of MHSAA officials over dilapidated dressing ...

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Mississippi Coliseum’s deterioration may cost it MHSAA hoops championship

With the “Big House” in Jackson all but crumbling down, the Mississippi High School Activities Association is considering moving the state basketball championship tournament to Tupelo, Mississippi Coliseum officials say. The 11-day tournament that wrapped up over the weekend drew thousands of fans to the 53-year Mississippi Coliseum. But it also drew the frustration of MHSAA officials over dilapidated dressing ...

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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 universities and a new University ...

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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 of both the Coliseum and ...

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Upside and risk in linking corporate name to Mississippi Coliseum

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 naming rights to Landers Automotive ...

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Read August 6 issue of the MBJ

>> 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 on its security at the ...

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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, Hyde-Smith said. The agriculture commissioner ...

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Legendary Elton John has Sept. 11 concert date in Jackson

Rock icon Elton John is scheduled to play a concert at Jackson’s Mississippi Coliseum, Tuesday, Sept. 11, a notice on the musician’s official website says. Public tickets for the 8 p.m. concert go on sale on Saturday, May 19, at 10 a.m. and will be available online at Ticketmaster.com, at the Mississippi Coliseum Box Office, or charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000. ...

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