An 88,700-square-foot facility at an estimated cost of $33.6 million has been proposed for land to be donated by the city of Ridgeland for the Mississippi Aquatic Center.
The facility would rely on corporate sponsorships — including the possibility of naming rights for big participants — and fees.
It also would need a bond issue from the state.
A commitment from the local government and private sector would be essential to show the Legislature, said state Rep. Cory Wilson, Republican, for District 73.
“Getting private buy-in and local buy-in is the key thing,” Wilson said.
Wilson said he started talking with city officials, during the 2016 legislative session.