One of the most recognizable venues in college baseball, Mississippi State’s home stadium will receive a $40 million upgrade which will include a double-tiered grandstand, 50 skyboxes, berm seating and a welcome plaza.
“Mississippi State baseball first set the standard for making college baseball games a happening, becoming one of the first schools to invest in a modern facility nearly 30 years ago,” said MSU director of athletics Scott Stricklin. “The new Dudy Noble Field master plan will provide our players, coaches and fans the best ballpark in all of college baseball.”
25 skyboxes will be located in the grandstands while the other will be located in an area that will be known as the Left Field Lofts. Each loft will feature two bedrooms, a bath, kitchen and living space and will be available for use year round.
The Left Field Lounge will remain as well just beyond the outfield fence. However, the 86 spaces in the Left Field Lounge will become permanent structures with current passholders given the option to customize their spot.
Construction will commence once $20 million in private funding is collected.
“This is a monumental day for our baseball program and something every Bulldog player and fan deserves,” said MSU coach John Cohen. “As a former play and now coach, I know the greatest fans in college baseball will take action to ensure our players and coaching staff have the necessary amenities and resources to recruit and complete at the highest level.”
A new stadium capacity has yet to be determined. An on-campus record crowd of 15,586 saw the Diamond Dogs defeat rival Ole Miss 6-5 in 10-innings on April 12 this past season.