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MSU announces $75M stadium expansion

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi State will begin a $75 million expansion of Davis Wade Stadium, with the project expected to be finished ahead of the 2014 season.

The school announced Wednesday that the expansion will add more than 6,000 seats to the existing stadium, pushing the capacity to 61,337. It also includes plans for more premium seating, restrooms, concession stands and a second high-definition video board.

Mississippi State president Mark Keenum said expansion was necessary because of growing demand from alumni. The Bulldogs have sold out 16 straight games and have a waiting list for season tickets.

The expansion will be funded by $68 million in bonds and $7 million in private donations. Keenum said he was confident that added revenue from the expansion would help pay for the project.

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