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Turning around the ship at JQH Arena

Despite some successful events and a main tenant that draws well, Missouri State University is struggling to avoid losses at JQH Arena. One solution: beer sales. The problem for MSU officials: the arena breaks even operationally, but there’s not enough revenue for debt service. The $67-million arena was built after John Q. Hammons stepped up […]

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Task force examining JQH Arena finances

Missouri State University officials have appointed a task force to examine why two-year-old JQH Arena is losing money and address criticism on its financial performance from State Auditor Susan Montee. When the arena opened two years ago, it was hailed as a financial savior for the university. Instead, athletic-department revenues from the arena have actually […]

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