Mississippi State is proceeding with its Dudy Noble Field project, as the university has scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony for Saturday, May 20. The ceremony is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.
The groundbreaking will take place between the Palmeiro Center and the current Dudy Noble Field. It leads up to the series finale between the Diamond Dawgs and LSU at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
“We are excited to get this project started,” MSU director of athletics John Cohen said. “Years of hard work and creativity have gone into the planning process and now is the time to begin building what will be the finest ballpark in college baseball. Our fans, student-athletes, coaches, alumni, faculty and staff deserve to have the best college baseball experience in the country.”
Fulton-based JESCO, Inc., has been awarded the contract to construct the new Dudy Noble Field. JESCO, Inc., recently erected MSU projects Mize Pavilion at Humphrey Coliseum and the Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex.
Jackson-based Wier Boerner Allin Architecture and national baseball stadium experts Populous created the Dudy Noble Field Master Plan.
The groundbreaking ceremony will be one of several events taking place this weekend as part of the Dudy Noble Field Celebration Series. MSU will honor its seniors on the field, highlight the greatest fans in college baseball and welcome Diamond Dawg greats from all generations. A complete schedule of events is available at HailState.com/DNFcelebration.