Photo: Mississippi State stadium expansion slowly coming together

Photo via Scott Stricklin/Twitter

Photo via Scott Stricklin/Twitter

Mississippi State officially joined the national facilities arms race when it announced a massive renovation to Davis-Wade Stadium. Scheduled to be completed in time for the 2014 season opener, athletic director Scott Stricklin tweeted out the above photo, showing off the progress made since the 2012 campaign came to an end.

Stricklin’s photo depicts the current state of the stadium’s north end zone. When it is finally completed, the construction will have added 7,076 general seats, 22 suites, 236 State Level Loge seats, 1,155 Scoreboard Club seats and along with 750 on-field memberships.

What’s more is the fact that the overall capacity of the stadium is being increased from its current max of 55,000 to a much more SEC-friendly 61,000. It will also put the Bulldogs ahead in stadium capacity above instate-rival Mississippi’s Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (60,580).

While the work, as eluded to, will not be done in time for the 2013 season, we know how the Bulldogs would like it to look when all is said and done. Below is a video explaining the school’s goals for the finished product.

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[H/T: Coaching Search]