In Game

The home of the Mississippi State Bulldogs is Davis Wade Stadium, the fifth oldest stadium in college football as it was constructed in 1914. The stadium’s current capacity is just over 60,000 after a $75 million expansion that was completed in August of 2014. Davis Wade Stadium is also home to the second largest video board in the SEC (seventh in all of college football), measuring at a whopping 111 feet wide and 47 feet tall. The stadium itself is named after Floyd Davis Wade, Sr., co-founder, and director of Aflac, who made a sizeable donation to the 1999 renovation and expansion project that was completed in 2002.

The crowd at Davis Wade Stadium is getting bigger and louder as the Mississippi State Bulldogs due to their impressive performances at home in recent years, as well as the renovations making the stadium more fan friendly. The most recent expansion brought the tailgating atmosphere inside by building terraces on the scoreboard level that open up and are welcoming to fans. The student section was also expanded from 2,000 seats to over 8,000 and consolidated the students in the north end zone, providing a new home field advantage that wasn’t always there inside Davis Wade Stadium.

The 2014 season marked one hundred years of football for the Mississippi State Bulldogs, and they have much to be proud of! Such as a newly renovated and expanded stadium, the first ever #1 ranking in the Coaches Poll as well as the AP Poll in 2014, and an impressive record of thirty-one consecutive sellout games inside Davis Wade Stadium.

Things to check out

The Scoreboard

Despite having the 5th oldest stadium in college football history, Davis Wade Stadium is home to some of the most advanced scoreboards, too. See replays, and maybe you can help tell the refs to reverse a call. Or just be close to the action no matter where you’re sitting. Either way, it’s a sight in itself.

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The Gridiron

This luxury seating area is unique to Mississippi state and cannot be found anywhere else throughout college football. It’s meant to be an authentic replica of the field, but you’ll also find that it’s filled to the brim with modern furniture and amenities. The Gridiron is great and will even allow you to be right next to Scott Field.

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The most distinct (and loud) tradition at Mississippi State University is the use of cowbells during the game. The origins of this tradition are unclear, but the cowbell has been a staple of Bulldogs games since the 50s. The tradition was put on hold though for a while when the SEC banned artificial noisemakers that making it illegal to sound the cowbell during the game, thus halting the tradition for the next thirty-six years. During the spring of 2010, the twelve SEC schools agreed to make a compromise regarding noisemakers as the cowbells were a historical and significant role in Mississippi State University history. So in the fall of 2010, cowbells were permitted on a one-year trial basis with specified restrictions (pregame, quarter breaks, half-times, time outs, and when Mississippi scores); due to Bulldogs fans adhering to and being respectful of the restrictions in place, cowbells are officially allowed back into Davis Wade Stadium.

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he live mascot of Mississippi State University is Bully, an American Kennel Club registered English Bulldog and had been the official mascot of MSU since 1935. A student wearing a Bulldog suit (also named Bully) is part of the MSU cheerleading team and helps to stir up State spirit at games and pep rallies.

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Famous Maroon Band

The Famous Maroon Band is the official band of Mississippi State University. The band can be found performing at the tailgate as well as during the pregame and halftime. One of the most famous routines carried out by the band is the spelling out of STATE during the pregame performance, which is accompanied by fans cheering and ringing their cowbells.

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Fight Songs

  1. Hail State

    Hail Dear Old State,
    Fight for that victory today,
    Hit that line and tote that ball,
    Cross the goal before you fall, And then we’ll yell,
    For Dear Old State we’ll yell like H-E-L-L, Fight for Mississippi State, Win that game today
    (Repeat Verse)

  2. Mr. Touchdown, U.S.A.

    They always call him Mr. Touchdown.
    They always call him Mr. Team. He can run, and kick and throw. Give him the ball and just look at him go!
    Hip, hip, hooray for Mr. Touchdown!
    He’s gonna beat ‘em today!
    So give a great big cheer for the hero of the year! It’s Mr. Touchdown, U.S.A.!

  3. Madelon

    O Madelon you are the only one O Madelon for you we’ll carry on It’s so long since we have seen a miss
    Won’t you give us just a kiss?
    But Madelon
    she takes it all in fun
    She laugh and says “You’ll see it can’t be done,
    for I’m true to the whole regiment!”
    Madelon, Madelon, Madelon!

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