STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi State athletic director
Scott Stricklin says construction should begin before the end of
the next football season on an $80 million expansion to add about
6,000 seats to the stadium.
He tells The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/KR311l ) that
the project is out for bid, and might be awarded by the end of
July. It will be completed before the 2014 season -- and the
Davis Wade Stadium seats 55,082. It is the second-oldest stadium
in the Football Bowl Subdivision and second-smallest stadium in the
Southeastern Conference. The university says it will seat at least
61,000 after the work.
Mike Richey, who's in charge of ticket operations, says about
1,560 fans are on a waiting list for season tickets. The university
has had 16 straight home sellouts.