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So I guess according to that list Busch Stadium is more dangerous than the Liberty Bowl since you know, they are higher on the list? I feel sorry for the Orlando Magic for having to play in such a dangerous area
Living in fear is just another way of dying before your time
There are quite a few that live in the midtown area and love it. On that same token, not a single family member of mine lives anywhere near the stadium in Jackson, and wouldn't. Does that matter? No.
I wouldn't live near either because I like living in the suburbs. Doesn't mean the Liberty Bowl is in a more dangerous part of town
Not sure what that proves??
If Jackson was the size of Memphis it would be on that list as well.....let's not be silly here.
Once Liberty Land was tore down things have got better over that way...the U of M and the city are atlest trying to make it better.
Living in the more affluent areas in Jackson is not for everyone.
This post was edited by chew1095 18 months ago
Let me ask you this. If your family in Memohis moved back to Jackson would they all be looking for places near the stadium to live? For some reason I doubt it
The neighborhoods of Woodland Hills, Eastover and Belhaven have held values better than any other area in central Mississippi, so yes.
To each their own though. I'm just not a fan of living in neighborhoods where all the houses look the exact same, there are no trees, no minorities and the Applebees on the Target outparcel is the nicest restaurant around, but that's just me.
That's cool. I'm just not a fan of living near more crime than I have to. But that's just me. Out here in Germantown we have a ton of trees, the houses look all different, and get this, my neighbor is black! Can you believe it?
your reaching by calling any area in downtown Jackson safe. I'm sure your probably used to it and have your guard down since you have lived there for a while. But I have been around that area enough especially here lately to know that your a braver man than I am, because I always feel the need to keep my head on a swivel anytime I'm in the area. And each and every time I happen to catch the Jackson news it seems there is a shooting/stabbing/robbery being reported that occurred in the Jackson city limits.
Liberty bowl borders orange mound on the south side. That's a bad neighborhood but you don't enter in on that side or really ever spend time there. It is also about a half mile from Chickasaw gardens which is one of the nicer neighborhoods in Memphis. I lived a 10 minute walk from liberty bowl after college and never once was in fear. I think it is you who doesn't know Memphis.
Exactly. People that dont know anything about the city like to act like the entire city is a damn war zone which is just idiotic. The bad parts(Orange Mound, Fraser, etc.) are bad, but but the rest is fine.
Yep and those communities are filled with great people as well. I drive through orange mound, bing Hampton etc. and feel fine. Truth is you can run into bad people anywhere. I have been going to libert bowl my whole life and never had or heard of a bad incident. That doesn't mean it hasn't happened, but it happens everywhere.
Yeah I work out in the area a good bit. I know our kickball league has games at Toby park every Wednesday night with no issues, and there is all kind of stuff going on up and down central. Like I said, just a bunch of uninformed opinions
Less than a mile up Central Ave from the Liberty Bowl is the neighborhood Chickasaw Gardens....its one of the nicest most sought after places to live in the city. Go west ab a mile and your in midtown Cooper/Young and Central Gardens. Yes, if you go south its Orange Mound but to say someone wouldn't want to live near there is pretty dumb.
Hell, if you just google Chickasaw Gardens its the first thing to come up....that's all you need to know.
This post was edited by farmdawg 18 months ago
Again, when was the last time you were there? That is not a bad place in Jackson. When was the last time you heard someone being robbed, shot, etc in that area of town?
Some of you people need to actually go to that area and see how it has recovered before you label it as "a bad part of town". this simply isn't true.
When was the last time you were at the Liberty Bowl? My only point was the Liberty Bowl is not in a worse part of town.
This post was edited by Hatfieldms 18 months ago
I was there last year, and in 2007. I saw some nice areas around the liberty bowl and some rough areas- just like you will see in Jackson. But for anyone to say that Memorial Stadium is in a "bad part" of town is asinine. Once again, for those of you who have said that- please enlighten us when was the last time you were there and what specifically happened to you to make you come up with the assumption that it is so bad.
My problem was never the neighborhood but the shape the stadium is in and the fact it couldnt accommodate an SEC game.
I was there for the NFL exhibition game a few years ago. It was a logistical nightmare which could be blamed soley on JPD. That would be a certain challenge. BUT, the game was sold out- stadium was packed- everything ran smooth enough for an SEC game. Sure, it was nowhere near as great as it being in Starkville, but I can assure you it was way better than Ruston and I heard Troy was pathetic.
Bottom line, this is something that would really be good for our program and the local economy. It would boost revenue for MS and keep our team in #OURSTATE. If some small sacrifices needed to be made, then so be it. Id rather urinate in a stadium cup than have to go back to Ruston, LA.
When was the last time I went to a game there? A long time ago. I grew up in Jackson and know the area well. Once again my point was the area around there is not better than the liberty bowl. The person I was arguing with was acting like hand down the liberty bowl was in a worse part of town and it simply isn't true
In order to do that La Tech would have to move a home game vs MSU to Jackson and no way they do that. Nor will MSU move a home game to Jackson.
I gotya, I wasnt necessarily targeting you, either. I was speaking to the board in general that are so quick to pass judgement. I've never had trouble at the Liberty Bowl, either
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