Mississippi State Football: Davis Wade Stadium Set for Expansion and Renovation

Barrett SalleeSEC Football Lead WriterAugust 15, 2012

Rendering of the north end zone / Image credit: HailState.com
Rendering of the north end zone / Image credit: HailState.com

Davis Wade Stadium is getting a face lift.

Mississippi State announced on Wednesday that the home of the Bulldogs will undergo a $75 million renovation and expansion. Construction is slated to be complete in time for the 2014 season, which is the 100th anniversary of the stadium.

The project will enclose the north end zone and add 8,815 seats, bringing the capacity to 61,337. The addition will include 7,076 grandstand seats, 1,155 Scoreboard Club seats, 236 loge seats, 22 traditional suites and 60 field-level suite seats.

Underneath the addition will be a private club exclusively for season ticket holders who buy a membership and the visiting locker room.

The previous locker room for visitors will be renovated and become Mississippi State's game-day recruiting center.

The renderings of the expanded north end zone look sharp. A new high definition scoreboard will sit atop the standard suites and the club area underneath the addition resembles the field-level club that exists at the $1.3 billion Cowboys Stadium.

Currently, the north end zone of Davis Wade Stadium is not fully enclosed and consists of bleacher seating. 

The project will also add a new concourse to the west side of the stadium.

Click here to see the full press conference from Mississippi State, and click here to see a photo gallery with renderings of the expansion.