Following a donation of land near The Ballpark at Jackson, city officials are mulling whether to expand parking at the home of the Jackson Generals (Class AA; Southern League).
At this point, the city is looking at how to plan on utilizing more than 10 acres of property near the ballpark that was donated by Delta Faucet. Among the possibilities is a new hotel conference center, which add to the city’s goal in making the area’s entertainment scene more vibrant.
No final decisions have been made, but adding the convention center could affect the ballpark. More from The Jackson Sun:
Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist said if the plans are completed for the hotel and convention center, ballpark parking will have to expand, as it further proves the growth of the area.
“It continues to solidify that it exists as a major commercial and entertainment area for the city,” Gist said.
City councilman Scott Conger said the addition of a hotel and convention center would only add to the economic growth of Jackson.