Mississippi State boasts the 13 biggest on-campus crowds in college baseball history.
Soon Dudy Noble Field will be the home of the largest video board in college baseball as well. A 2,592 square feet board (43.2 feet tall, 60 feet wide) will be in place in time for the 2017 season.
“I am extremely excited for this project and what it will do to continue to elevate the Dudy Noble Field experience,” MSU head baseball coach John Cohen said. “This is the first part of a project that will set our facility apart from the rest of the country and I can’t wait to see the progress on it moving forward.”
By comparison, the Diamond Dogs’ current video board is only 720 square feet (20 feet tall, 36 feet wide). The new video board will be 45-percent larger than the current largest video board which resides at Arkansas’ Baum Field. It is also larger than the video boards of the Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies and Tampa Bay Rays in the Major Leagues.
The video board is the first stage of a $55 million renovation at Dudy Noble Field that will begin immediately following the 2017 season.
“The new video board is an exciting first step in our ambitious baseball stadium project,” MSU Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin said. “Completing it in time for the 2017 season gets that part of the renovation in place and will allow workers to move quickly on substantial construction once the upcoming season is complete.”