Dr. Carolyn Meyers’ edict to the Jackson State University community is to “think big,” and one of her dreams is to build a stadium on campus that will not only impact the university, but the entire city and state. JSU is pleased to announce plans for a new domed stadium.
The university envisions that it will use the stadium 45 nights a year, and the facility will be used an additional 100 nights to showcase major concerts, events, championships and the many events that bypass Jackson because there currently isn’t a venue large enough accommodate them. The design is based upon Syracuse University’s Carrier Dome, which is used for football, basketball and other events. JSU’s stadium will seat 50,000 people, which will make its domed stadium the largest collegiate stadium in the nation.
The stadium could be completed through a public/private partnership involving multiple entities. Funding has been explored, and a plan is ready for implementation.
The project's economic impact – tied to the potential of the medical corridor – could be the largest in Jackson's history, with more than a half billion dollars being spent in direct costs for construction alon