Council wants new stadium for Jackson State and Deion Sanders

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi – 2022-10-12 21:09:25

Jackson City Councilman Kenneth Stokes speaks to media in the 800 block of Lanier Avenue in Jackson, Miss., on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, about Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba's comments about him during a press conference on Tuesday.

During an hours-long meeting Tuesday that ranged from the city’s water crisis to the ongoing battle over who picks up the city’s trash, the Jackson City Council unanimously approved a resolution supporting construction of a new football stadium for Jackson State University and encouraging the program’s coach, Deion Sanders, to stay.

The resolution did not provide funding or approval for a specific plan, but rather was a way of voicing on-record the council’s support for any new stadium plan that the university may announce, said Ward 3 Councilmember Kenneth Stokes, who proposed the…

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