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Mississippi State University Davis Wade Stadium Expansion

Designing for the future of legacy sports

Project Facts

Location Starkville, Mississippi
Owner Mississippi State University
Cost $60 million
Status Completed 2014
Capacity 6,000 seats


Mississippi State University takes pride in its passionate fanbase, whose famous use of cowbells as game noisemakers spurred both an SEC ban and ban reversal, and who are also credited with popularizing the anthem “Who Let the Dogs Out?” Adding 6,000 seats to MSU’s Davis Wade Stadium, this project secures an even bigger, bolder future for Dawgs fans.

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About the project

Originally built in 1914, this stadium stands as the second-oldest Division 1-A stadium in the United States. Recent updates entailed the replacement of the existing north-end zone bleachers with a state-of-the-art two-bowl structure and the creation of a new north-end zone, along with a complete reconstruction of the west side main concourse.

The multi-level north-end zone structure boasts an elevated viewing plaza, a prominent video board, and 8,000 seats, including premium seating sections. This design also incorporates plans for a future upper bowl expansion. On the reconstructed west side main concourse, are upgraded concessions, modern restrooms, and two elevator towers to enhance fan access to upper levels. A new façade now graces the entire length of the west side, providing a warm welcome to fans on game day. The project has boosted the stadium’s capacity by an impressive 6,000 seats, ensuring that the Dawgs are ready for another century of football excellence.