MSU Soccer Field
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Address: 175 Barr Avenue Starkville, MS 39762
Home to the Mississippi State women's soccer team since 1995, the Mississippi State Soccer Field gives the Bulldogs one of the finest playing surfaces in the Southeast.
Located on the north side of the Mississippi State University campus, the MSU Soccer Field is situated in the heart of the University's impressive physical plant. It joins W.O. Spencer Stadium (track and field), Dudy-Noble Field/Polk Dement Stadium (baseball), the MSU Softball Field and the A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre to give Mississippi State one of the finest Olympic sport venues in collegiate athletics.
The facility features a main grandstand area which accommodates more than 500 people with opportunities for expansion in the future.
The MSU Soccer Field unveiled its newest addition, a state-of-the-art scoreboard and video board, in 2009. The newest addition includes an LED-based scoreboard display and advertising spaces surrounding a 15'x10' video board.
The new scoreboard came a year after the program debuted a 2,600 square-foot brick facility which houses a concession stand, men's and women's restrooms and a spacious press box.
The press facility is divided into four separate work areas, with each equipped with hi-speed internet and telephone access. It is also setup to accommodate television and team video personnel. The MSU Soccer Field also includes covered dugouts for participating teams.
Hailed as one of the top playing surfaces in the Southeastern Conference, the field stretches 114 yards long and 72 yards wide. The regulation NCAA Championship field features Mississippi Pride grass - developed by researchers on the Mississippi State campus - making it home to one of the finest playing surfaces in the country. A grounds crew, supervised by groundskeeper Bart Prather, is responsible for the field maintenance of the Mississippi State Soccer Field.
To reflect the strong commitment to constant improvement on the field, the Mississippi State locker facilities have undergone a drastic renovation over the course of the past three years. Custom-made wooden lockers complete with spacious storage areas, along with a 52" color television and brand new carpets, have been installed to give the facility a championship feel.
Lights were added just after the conclusion of the 2002 campaign, equipping the facility for evening competition and giving it an added amenity that can only translate into better atmospheres.
The atmosphere at the facility has grown over the years, with MSU setting seven of the Top 10 attendance marks since 2012. The Bulldogs claimed a new stadium attendance record in the 2013 season against Florida, only to eclipse that mark at the start of the 2014 campaign with 1,010 on hand to watch the opener against Iowa State. The mark was surpassed again in 2014, this time against Ole Miss with a crowd of 1,235 on hand.
The record crowd for the 2014 opener marked the first time the MSU Soccer Field has seen over 1,000 fans attend a match at the facility.