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Mississippi State working to improve facilities

3 years 6 months 1 week ago July 11, 2013 Jul 11, 2013 Thursday, July 11 2013 July 11, 2013 3:26 PM in Sports
Source: AP Sports Writer
By: DAVID BRANDT

STARKVILLE - Mississippi State is spending about $100 million to upgrade its football facilities.

The results are starting to show.

There are cranes, bulldozers and construction workers in the middle of campus - usually humming with activity as work continues on a $75 million renovation to Davis Wade Stadium.

The work will add more than 6,000 seats to the existing stadium, pushing capacity to 61,337. It also includes plans for a second high-definition video board and premium seating. The two-year project will be partially ready for the upcoming season.

Mississippi State recently opened the Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex, a $25 million structure that is 80,000 square feet that houses offices and training facilities.

Athletic director Scott Stricklin says long-range plans include upgrading facilities in baseball, tennis, golf and soccer.

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