Meridian Star

Sports

May 15, 2013

MSU to eclipse 5-million mark at Dudy Noble Field tonight

MERIDIAN — STARKVILLE, Miss. - Long known as the best college baseball atmosphere in America, Mississippi State's Dudy Noble Field is home of the top 10 on-campus, single-game crowds in collegiate baseball history. On Thursday, before the 6:30 p.m. first pitch of a huge Southeastern Conference weekend, Dudy Noble will welcome its 5,000,000th fan through the gates.

    A commemorative pin will be given to the first 5,000 fans on Friday night in celebration of the landmark.

    "I've said before Dudy Noble Field is the Carnegie Hall of college baseball, if you're in this sport, you want to play here," head coach John Cohen said. "It's a remarkable number - five million - and every one of those people to walk through the gates have created this atmosphere that is so special to our players, alumni and everyone that supports our program."

    The five million mark isn't the lone impressive attendance mark set to be    accomplished at this weekend's regular-season ending series against South Carolina.

    MSU enters the weekend only 13,663 fans away from breaking the school's single-season attendance mark of 233,015 established in 2003.

    Mississippi State enters the three-game set ranked 10th nationally in the latest NCAA RPI while South Carolina comes in ranked 11th. First pitch on Thursday and Friday is set for 6:30 p.m., and the third game of the series will begin at 2 p.m.

1
Text Only
Sports
NASCAR News
Facebook
Facebook
AP Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
SmugMug

Local Sports