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City council to get impact study of baseball stadium

BILOXI — An economic analysis of the potential impact of a downtown minor league baseball stadium is expected to be presented at Tuesday’s Biloxi City Council meeting. The Sun Herald reports Ron Peresich, an attorney representing Biloxi, has notified council members Johnson Consulting should have the study ready by Monday and will make a presentation at the meeting, which will ...

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FRANK BROWN: Location key to Biloxi baseball success

It’s a 10-mile drive every morning from my suburban home to the MBJ office in downtown Jackson. On a good day, it takes no more than 20 minutes. On a bad day, well… Along the way, there are obstacles — road construction, potholes, railroad tracks that are sometimes occupied, distracting tailgaters and cars. And more cars. And trucks. Small trucks. ...

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Groups call for election on Biloxi baseball stadium

BILOXI — Groups including the STEPS Coalition and Biloxi NAACP chapter are calling for an election on a $21 million city-issued bond to help build a minor league baseball stadium in Biloxi. They have until June 18 to collect 1,500 signatures on a petition. City attorney Ron Peresich told city council members yesterday that an election could delay the project ...

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Bryant to announce Minor League Baseball stadium being built in Biloxi

BILOXI, Mississippi — Minor League Baseball is a step closer to coming to Biloxi. Gov. Phil Bryant, Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway and local officials will announce a new Minor League Baseball stadium for downtown Biloxi at a 3 p.m. news conference Thursday in Biloxi. Bryant will also unveil preliminary architectural designs for the stadium. The event will take place at ...

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Council gives nod to borrowing for downtown baseball stadium

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council has voted 5-2 on a resolution that could lead to the borrowing of $20 million for the construction of an athletic stadium. Councilmen George Lawrence and David Fayard voted against the plan. WLOX-TV in Biloxi reports Councilman Ed Gemmill told other council members that a downtown baseball stadium would jump start businesses and tourism ...

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University pushes numbers, touts domed stadium

JACKSON — Jackson State University says building a domed stadium would create nearly $65 million in personal income and more than $7 million in revenue for the school in its first year of operation. The Clarion-Ledger reports the claim was made in an economic impact analysis released late last week by the university. David Hoard, Jackson State vice president of ...

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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 in the city of Jackson ...

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University unveils plans for $200M, 50,000-seat stadium

JACKSON — David Hoard, Jackson State University’s vice president for institutional advancement, has unveiled the school’s plans for its much-discussed 50,000-seat domed football stadium. The Clarion-Ledger reports Hoard showed renderings of the proposed on-campus stadium that would not only serve as the new home for the Tigers’ football and basketball teams but could potentially bring much more to Jackson. Hoard ...

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Harrell Contracting wins MSU stadium contract

STARKVILLE — Tutor Perini Corporation of Sylmar, Calif., a civil and building construction company, reports its subsidiary, Anderson Companies’ Harrell Contracting Group, was selected as general contractor for Mississippi State University’s Davis Wade Stadium addition at Scott Field. The stadium is undergoing an expansion and renovation that will increase capacity to 61,337, provide additional premium seating, elevators, restrooms and concessions ...

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