JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - More than $2 million in renovations have been made to the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.
Renovations included repairing and painting the floors and walls, installing new seating, and adding handrails and reflectors. The floors were equipped with an abrasive, slip-resistant paint to prevent falls and reflectors were specifically placed for the lighting of walkways.
The Mississippi Coliseum routinely hosts high school and college basketball games, among other events. | Source: MS Department of Agriculture and Commerce
The work was completed five months ahead of schedule.
“Initially, the renovation work was taking place in between scheduled events, but with event cancellations due to COVID-19, the contractors were able to complete the job five months early,” said Commissioner Andy Gipson, Mississippi Agriculture and Commerce. “I want to once again thank the Mississippi Legislature for their support that made these renovations possible.”