JSU football stadium study among state budget items


PV-PRIDE

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Just food for thought......Since the State owns Metro Center now.... would this area be a viable option for the stadium. Not exactly on campus...but down the street. Easy access to I-20 and 220...

 

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MetroPhillyTiger

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MOST people dont think we deserve any. Its dumb af to me. If they want us to move.. PAY US TO MOVE! BUT oh well. The whole move is dumb af to me. Who cares what every other school has? WE HAVE A STADIUM. IT WAS FREE. If you want to count the years we paid rent in the 80s and early 90s, let that be our payment. LOL However, if we have $100M, we should use it for something we NEED like new dorms and dining halls, etc.... We could spend $20M to upgrade memorial and keep it moving. In ten years, spend another $10M. Just make sure it's totally in our name. Why am I typing any of this? The decision has been made... LOL

I don't like the size of Memorial BUT we wont like everything about the new stadium either.

Also, JSU is not getting anything bigger than 35K. We just need to deal with that.

Paying millions of $ and giving up room for possibly 60k (and multiple routes of access) for 35k? That don't seem like a smart move unless they have a good way of making up for the ticket sales loss.

If I were Jackson (the city), I'd be pushing to get a comparable size stadium or update the vet.
 

In_The_662

Deeeeep In The Delta.....
Paying millions of $ and giving up room for possibly 60k (and multiple routes of access) for 35k? That don't seem like a smart move unless they have a good way of making up for the ticket sales loss.

If I were Jackson (the city), I'd be pushing to get a comparable size stadium or update the vet.


I still think that the state (key word: Mississippi) would gladly build JSU a 35-40K stadium to keep them from constantly outselling the big 2 (plus seeing 50-60K people in a stadium that look like you is definitely a great selling point) BUT I am slowly growing towards JSU and Jackson just keeping the Vet and completely renovating it with UMMC not having any immediate plans for growth. There's no benefits of downsizing other than having an on campus stadium.

I can almost assure it would cost at least the price of a 25-30K stadium to renovate but when you have 2 50K+ non-classic games this year and will probably at least 2-3 next year, it would be worth it
 

MetroPhillyTiger

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Alcorn don't own anything, valley doesn't own anything, the state of Mississippi and IHL do, just like they own MSU and ole Miss, it's a mute argument to talk about what institutions own their stuff when none of us are private, we are all public institutions. UMC will make a killing off of research dollars if they build a research park at the land the vet sits on and I also heard there maybe plans for a regional centrally located burn center, either way the land is valuable and I agree we need a 40k seat stadium with all the added bells and whistles
We, including you, discussed this issue in depth including references back in April of this year in this very Thread. We discussed that the Operational, Administrative and Managing Powers and Duties over the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium had been transferred to JSU subject to an agreement reached by the Department of Finance and Administration, JSU and the University of MS Medical Center. JSU does not own the Stadium. Again, I will cite the reference: https://law.justia.com/codes/mississippi/2013/title-55/chapter-23/section-55-23-6

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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF STATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING October 21, 2021

JSU – On September 3, 2021, Commissioner Alfred Rankins, Jr., approved the request to grant a thirty-foot-wide permanent utility easement and related right-of-way to Telepak Networks, Inc., d/b/a C-Spire to permit the installation of C-Spire Fiber System and related services lines and access pedestals or hand holes on the right-of-way and easement herein granted on property owned by JSU known as the
Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium.
 
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