Mississippi State University Baseball & Softball


Project Type

Ballpark Construction


Starkville, MS, US


2016 & 2018


Wier Boerner Allin
Structural Engineering Associates LLC
Jesco Inc
Southern Bleacher Company Inc

©thecomps-briancompton914 on YouTube

Mississippi St Logo

SPS tiered spectator seating stands were used as part of the ballpark construction of Mississippi State University’s renovation of both Nusz Park, MSU’s softball venue and Dudy Noble Field, Polk Dement Stadium – MSU’s legendary baseball field.

Both were delivered by SPS Technology Network Partner, Southern Bleacher Company Inc. as part of their package.

Nusz Park

Undertaken in 2015/ 16, the Nusz Park project included the supply and installation of SPS Stadia & Arenas System tiered decking and related products for the construction of the new 1,000-seat Mississippi State University Softball Stadium.

Enhanced concessions and other spectator amenities were newly located along the loggia under the softball stadium seats. Team amenities for the softball facility are also located under the seating areas and are accessible directly from the dugouts.

Dudy Noble Field, Polk-Dement Stadium

The seating capacity at Dudy Noble increased to accommodate the record-breaking crowds, including the NCAA record for the largest single-game on-campus baseball attendance at 15,586.

The design team was tasked with a complete rebuild of ‘the Dude’– including a new double-tiered seating bowl and elevated concourse – while still accommodating the 2017 and 18 baseball seasons. The new grandstand, with its cantilevered SPS decking system, shields fans from the Mississippi summer sun while sitting closer to the action. And this ‘Carnegie Hall of College Baseball’ has a 360-degree view of the playing field, cementing its reputation as one of the best venues in college baseball.

Despite a greatly compressed design schedule, the SPS stand units, as well as vomitory walls and other SPS parts, were manufactured and delivered to the site early, allowing Southern Bleacher to erect and clear crane equipment well before the winter deadline.

What a compliment to be selected for a second MSU project. The performance of SPS in the MSU softball stadium satisfied owner and fan expectations and was recommended for the baseball facility. Yet again it was an honor to deliver a project with our friends at Southern Bleacher Co.

Robert MaierSPS Technology, North America

Trust SPS Technology for outdoor arena construction

SPS Technology has extensive experience with outdoor arena construction for both new arenas and the sustainable renovation of existing venues.   Together with the SPS Technology Partner Network , we have delivered high-profile stadium and arena projects around the world.  The SPS Stadia & Arenas System includes tiered decking, aisle steps, vomitory walls, stairs and more as part of this unique prefabricated, cost-effective offering.