Davis Wade Stadium History
Davis Wade Stadium, home of the Mississippi State Bulldogs football team, originally
opened in 1914 and is the second oldest stadium in the FBS behind only Bobby Dodd Stadium, home of the Georgia Tech Yellow
Jackets. The stadium opened as New Athletic Field and was built as a replacement of the Bulldogs' previous home, Hardy Field.
Just before the start of the 2001 season the name of the stadium was changed to Davis Wade Stadium in honor of longtime supporter
and financial contributor Floyd Davis Wade Sr. who helped fund an expansion to the venue. Davis Wade Stadium has long been
one of the most popular and well-known venues in all of college football and remains an imposing figure for every opposing
team who comes to visit.
Davis Wade Stadium Events
Each year the Mississippi State Bulldogs take on several
of the best college football teams in the country as they battle their way through SEC play. This year the Bulldogs will have
home games at Davis Wade Stadium against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles, the UAB Blazers, the Texas A&M Aggies, the Auburn
Tigers, the Arkansas Razorbacks, the Tennessee Martin Skyhawks, and the Vanderbilt Commodores. Seeing a big SEC game at Davis
Wade Stadium is an experience like no other and StubHub is the place to go to get tickets for every Mississippi State Bulldogs
football game both home and away.
Davis Wade Stadium is located in Starkville, Mississippi,
a college town located not far from Jackson, Mississippi which is the state capital as well as its most populous city. Jackson
is known as the City with Soul and really developed that reputation thanks to the numerous blues, soul, and gospel musicians
who got their start in the city's numerous night clubs. In addition to music there are numerous other cultural endeavors to
enjoy in Jackson including the Jackson Zoo, the Mississippi Arts Center, the Russel C. Davis Planetarium, the Smith-Robertson
Museum and Cultural Center, and much more.
Davis Wade Stadium Seating Layout
Davis Wade Stadium is capable
of seating more than 61,000 fans for its biggest games and there is nowhere better to be when Mississippi State takes on one
of its biggest SEC rivals. Football fans in the SEC bring a passion to the game that cannot be found in any other conference
in the country and you can be a part of it by heading out to Davis Wade Stadium and cheering along with tens of thousands
of other Bulldogs fans. Once you attend a game at Davis Wade Stadium you will be counting down the days until you can make
The playing surface at Davis Wade Stadium is named Scott Field after the student body
passed a resolution in 1920 to name the field after Don Magruder Scott who was an early star for the football team as well
being an Olympic sprinter. Prior to each game fans tailgate in an area of the parking lot known as The Junction and players
and coaches perform the Dawg Walk where they walk through the junction three hours before kickoff.