Mississippi State Announces Football Stadium Expansion

STARKVILLE, MS - SEPTEMBER 15: Mississippi State players gather in the end zone for the playing of the Alma Mater after the loss to LSU 19-6 on September 15, 2011 at Davis Wade stadium in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)

Mississippi State University athletic director Scott Stricklin has announced a $75 million expansion of Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field. The expansion will add 9,000 seats, more suites, restrooms and concession stands. There is also plans for a terrace at ground level of the stadium.

At a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, Mississippi St. Bulldogs athletic director Scott Stricklin announced plans for a $75 million expansion of Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field.

The stadium is FBS' second oldest and finished its most recent expansion in 2002, which expanded the capacity to 55,082. The newest expansion is planned to add about 9,000 seats to the stadium and is set to be completed for the facility's 100th anniversary in 2014.

Other things that are planned for this expansion include the typical additions of suites, restrooms, elevators and concession stands. Also:

To get a quick idea of what it could look like, the team created a video with renderings of the new proposed elements to the stadium. As captured by Brandon Marcello:

The Bulldogs are excited for this expansion and are already taking orders on tickets in the new premium seats today. In fact, so many people know about this, the Bulldog Club website is down because of too many people visiting the site.

For more news and information on the Mississippi State Bulldogs, check out the SB Nation blog For Whom The Cowbell Tolls as well as Team Speed Kills. For more college football news, check out the SB Nation College Football hub.

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