‘The Balconies’ of Davis Wade Stadium


The balconies at Davis Wade Stadium Mississippi State University Image: Mississippi State University

Times have changed. There’s no doubt about it. The multiple ways fans consume sporting events are no longer the same as they were even as recently as a few short years ago.

‘Mississippi State University’ stated that the Mississippi State (US) has continuously provided its supporters with a multitude of options to try and accommodate the evolving needs of the Bulldog family at the Davis Wade Stadium. From the Scoreboard Club to the Gridiron, to loge opportunities on both ends of the venue, traditional seating and more, there is no shortage when it comes to ways to support the Maroon and White.

The Mississippi State Bulldogs football program represents the Mississippi State University in the sport of American football. The Bulldogs compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

The Davis Wade Stadium, officially known as the Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field, is the home playing venue for the Mississippi State Bulldogs football team. Located in Starkville, Mississippi (US), the stadium has a capacity of 61,337 and is the largest football stadium in the State of Mississippi.

The Mississippi State University for Agriculture and Applied Science, commonly known as the Mississippi State University, is a public land-grant research university adjacent to Starkville, Mississippi, US.

‘Mississippi State University’ further stated that now, add yet another as the Mississippi State University introduces ‘The Balconies’ at the Davis Wade Stadium.

Located on both ends of the stadium’s West side upper deck, ‘The Balconies’ at the Davis Wade Stadium will provide occupants with what will essentially serve as an in-venue extension of a tailgating scene.

Seeing an opportunity in recent seasons to do something creative, The Bulldog Club worked with the LPK Architects out of Meridian, Mississippi, as well as the global design firm Populous and challenged them to come up with ideas for an exciting alternative to the traditional football viewing experience. The result? A new, permanent creation built by Codaray Construction of Ridgeland, Mississippi, that features a total of 22 Balconies – 11 on each end of the upper deck – all designed to give occupants a flexible, mobile football viewing experience.

Enthused Director of Athletics John Cohen, “We’re so excited to provide our Mississippi State fan base with a new, premium option. ‘The Balconies’ at Davis Wade Stadium will provide groups of families and friends a unique football gameday opportunity featuring the mobility and socialization our fans enjoy so much.”

Need a place to pace when it’s the fourth quarter and the Dawgs are driving for the win? A Balcony might be just the spot for you. Have several young kids who are unlikely to stay tethered to a regular seat? A Balcony can provide them with a good bit more space to stretch those little energetic legs.

Again, it’s a spot where the tailgate never really has to stop. Those who enjoy the Balconies at the Davis Wade Stadium will be allowed to service their area prior to gameday like other premium areas in the venue. As in other spots, there will be storage space allowing one the ability to bring in his or her favorite beverages and food items during balcony servicing times. One can also cater in food using the Mississippi State University’s premium caterers at an additional cost, but it’s not required. Additionally, one will be provided access to a limited number of pre-packaged bags of ice just steps away from his or her Balcony during servicing time or on gameday, your choice.

Each Balcony will also have electrical outlets. Want to bring your own private refrigerator to keep your drinks cold for those warmer early-season games? Done. You’ll have the ideal spot to enjoy your beverage at the drink rail that stretches all the way across the field side of every Balcony. Go ahead and bring a fan with you and plug it in, too, if that’ll make one a little more comfortable. Know also that each Balcony will come equipped with its own shaded area in the back of each box. The shading is removable if that’s what one prefers.

All Balconies are customizable to a certain extent. There will be some prohibited items. Those will include grills, cooking devices, tents, certain appliances, and a few other things, but one will certainly have the ability to make oneself at home. If one has a particular lawn chair or specific seat one loves, let us know, and if approved…bring it! If the excitement of gameday has you and your box mates standing for all four quarters, you don’t have to have a seat at all. Leave the open space for cowbell ringing and celebration.

Want to be a part of the newest way to enjoy Bulldog football?

To hold one of ‘The Balconies’ at the Davis Wade Stadium, a $2,700 Bulldog Club donation is required for full-season access. Along with the donation, the purchase of at least eight season tickets is necessary with the season tickets sold at the same price as they have been in past seasons at the ends of the West side upper deck ($225 per ticket).

‘The Balconies’ vary in size, meaning there is disparity in the number of ticket holders allowed per spot. In all, there are 10 Balconies that accommodate 15 people each. Of the other 12 spots, there are two each that allow 10, 12, 18, 20, 22, and 25 people.

However, one should remember, only the Bulldog Club contribution and eight season tickets are required to hold a balcony. So, it’s feasible one could then use one’s remaining spots at his or her discretion.

For example, if one holds one of the boxes with 10 spots, but only have eight season tickets, that means a couple of his or her friends or family members could then buy a single-game Balcony ticket to join him or her for contests of their choosing.

Note that a Balcony ticket will be required in order to enter the area. Fans with tickets to other seating areas will not be allowed entry.

‘The Balconies’ at the Davis Wade Stadium are just the latest way the Mississippi State has sought to meet the needs of its fans. Be sure to choose the option that best suits your needs and don’t miss a single Saturday in StarkVegas this Fall.

Season tickets are on sale now at HailState.com/tickets, by calling 1-888-GO-DAWGS or in person at the MSU Athletic Ticket Office on the first floor of the Bryan Athletic Administration Building (288 Lakeview Drive).

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