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Bulldogs Expanding the Stadium

Posted by Jennifer Ortega | August 15, 2012 / 04:14pm | Local News
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) - It's a project that's got many bulldog fans excited. The expansion of the Davis Wade stadium was officially announced today. It's almost like game day! Bulldog fans crowded the conference, as MSU Athletic Director Scott Stricklin announced the 75 million dollar expansion with all its new bells and whistles. "We got a financial plan that we feel really good about but it's gonna totally transform the way our fan and others look at Davis Wade Stadium in a real positive way .... We'll bond 68 million of it and we'll raise through private sources through fund raising the other seven," said Scott Stricklin.

 The stadium expansion is set for completion in 2014 and will house 6 thousand new seats. The North End Zone will be revamped to house the new seats. The renovation will include more elevators, rest rooms, and concessions. The expansion will allow MSU to be even more competitive. "People kinda didn't know what to expect and all of a sudden it does help unbelievable, it helps the local economy obviously with the amount of people coming here on Saturdays... It's a huge boost for the town of Starkville and Oktibbeha County," added Head Football Coach Dan Mullen. "It's gonna be great for our university, bring more students and student athletes to our campus, which is what we want, we want to keep growing," said student Emily Mccannell.

Construction will begin immediately and MSU biggest bulldog fan and President couldn't be more proud. "I look forward to being here the opening day for the very first game of our 2014 season. Todays announcement of our stadium expansion is a natural progression of the University's continuing support for our football program here at Mississippi State," said MSU President Dr.Mark Keenum. Mississippi State has sold out the last three years during football season and hope for the same continued success after the expansion.
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