Mississippi State University Davis Wade Stadium Expansion


Mississippi State University


Construction Cost
$60 million

Completion Date

Project Size
6,000 additional seats

Mississippi State University Davis Wade Stadium Expansion


Mississippi State University has some of the most avid fans in the country. They popularized the use of cowbells as noisemakers at games, both causing the SEC to ban them and then getting them to lift their 32-year ban on the noisemakers in 2009. MSU is also the stadium that originated and popularized the use of the song “Who Let the Dogs Out?”

Originally constructed in 1914, the stadium is the second oldest Division 1-A stadium in the United States. The project replaced the existing north end zone bleachers with a two-bowl structure and called for a new north end zone and the reconstruction of the west side main concourse.

The multi-level north end zone structure included an elevated viewing plaza, a large video board and 8,000 seats including premium seating sections. It was also designed for a future upper bowl expansion. The reconstructed west side main concourse added concessions, restrooms, and two elevator towers to facilitate fans traveling to the upper levels. We also erected a new façade along the length of the west side to welcome fans on gameday. The project ultimately increased the stadium’s capacity by 6,000 seats and prepared the Dawgs for another century of football.