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College Board OKs renovation bonds for MSU’s stadium

April 19, 2012

By MICHAEL WARDLAW
sdnsports@bellsouth.net

Mississippi State took another step toward expanding Davis Wade Stadium Thursday when the state College Board approved the university to issue up to $82 million in bonds in order to finance the project.

The approved project carries an $82 million price tag and will include an addition to the north end zone as well as improvements to the west concourse of the 98-year-old stadium. The north end zone addition would consist of bowling in the area and increasing capacity by roughly 6,000. The area would also include box seating and suites.

State fans will also find a new concourse with fan amenities and additional food service support for the stadium complex. Structural provisions for a future upper deck are also included. Improvements to the west concourse will consist of the addition to the architectural façade, a new service and maintenance level, a new vertical circulation, renovated restrooms and concession facilities.

MSU Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin said the expansion project is expected to break ground following the conclusion of the 2012 regular football season.

“We are moving forward and hopefully we can put it out for bid this summer, get it rewarded and get going,” Stricklin said February. “When we start the stadium expansion later this year, that’s just another sign that this is something we care deeply about. I’ve said it before: Facilities say a lot about you.”

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