In keeping with Sports activities Illustrated, on Tuesday Jackson metropolis council leaders unanimously accepted a decision for the development of a brand new stadium for the Jackson State Tigers soccer crew.
Sports activities Illustrated studies that the town council’s approval to construct a brand new soccer stadium is rooted of their hope to have Jackson State College’s head coach Deion Sanders stay on the college.
Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes spoke extremely of Coach Sanders and the positivity and “success” he has dropped at this system.
“We’ve had a lot success with our coach, Deion Sanders Prime Time, and it’s simply the right time, if we’re going to get a brand new stadium, to start out speaking… and let’s attempt to make it a actuality,” Councilman Stokes informed WLBT-TV. “We’re all hoping that Coach Prime stays within the metropolis for an extended time frame, however numerous faculties and universities are attempting to get his abilities.”
Previous to Sanders’s arrival in 2020, the Tigers had not posted a successful season since 2013.
Final season, the Tigers defeated Prairie View to win the 2021 SWAC Championship Title.
“The environment for soccer has not been this excessive in an extended, lengthy, very long time,” Stokes stated. “He’s an excellent coach. He’s good for the group. He’s good for the SWAC… It’s only a blessing to have somebody like Deion Sanders, Coach Prime, within the metropolis of Jackson.”
– Councilman Kenneth Stokes
Ward 5 Councilman Vernon Hartley shared comparable sentiments as Stokes, praising Sanders for every little thing he has accomplished for Jackson State and his ward since taking on the soccer program in late 2020.
“We’re speaking financial influence within the tens of millions,” Hartley stated. “If and when he decides to maneuver on, it’s going to be a loss. We have to go forward and reap the benefits of all of the issues we are able to do proper now.”