When Scott Stricklin announced the plans for the new Dude there was a lot of excitement around the fan base. However from that excitement arose the cries to cancel the construction and not touch the Dude. Aaaanndddd then the fan base was divided. Now I understand this part of the fanbase. Tradition and history is important. However tradition and history can’t fix your stadiums flaws. The new Dude needs to happen. I think that if anyone knows if we need a new baseball stadium or not, the guy for the job is the perfect guy to sign off on it, John Cohen. I’m certain that he knows what will benifit our baseball program more than well, pretty much anyone. While we now have the funds for it we’re coming closer and closer to building. The biggest concern for people is The Left Field Lounge. I understand this too. It’s one of the greatest traditions ever. But allowing people to build their own rigs is well…extremely dangerous as plenty of people have pointed out. However that hasn’t been a problem, and I’m just kind of throwing that out there. Also think about the empty seats behind home plate, that doesn’t look good on TV when the only part of the stadium that the camera is on is empty. Now, keep in mind, I am a stadium freak. I love stadiums.
WE NEED THIS STADIUM! Dudy Noble’s glory days are behind it and the stadium is well. As sad as it is to say, it’s not top of the line anymore. The actual stadium is lacking compared to most schools. (Arkansas, Texas A&M, TSUN(it’s actually pretty nice not gonna lie), and many other stadiums. The bathrooms are few and not nice. The concessions also need improvements. The layout is well not very good. I’m trying to say these things with a grain of salt, because I too. Have been to Dudy Noble. And I too enjoy it. However we enjoy because of the atmosphere we provide. We are talking about a new stadium, and let’s accept the fact. Love it or hate it..you’re still going to be there. You’re still going to love it.
Now why should I support this building. First off. MONEY you know these left field lofts are going to sell like snow cones in the summer. Now left field lounge…good news: Mississippi State listens to you, the University does an outstanding job treating its fans and pampering us. They listen to you, and they still will. And you’ll still bring the great atmosphere to Dudy Noble. Yes I’ll miss Dudy Nobleof course I’ll miss Dudy Noble, but it’s time to move on. (And TBH I think that when they take down the stadium they should sell bricks from it) but I mean come on we’re advancing CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BOARD BEHOLD: LIGHTthe future is bright. (See what I did there..no? Okay I’ll stop I promise) The stadium is going to be nice. Heck I’ll say it right now it’s going to be the nicest stadium in the nation. It’s going to be up there with Auto Zone Park. (I think it’ll be better, no offense Red Birds beautiful stadium and great new logo yall got, but hail state) RIP DUDY NOBLE
BUT LOOK AT THIS BEAUTY!! it’s beautiful!!!!! Everything is just so good, and I garuantee that you will love it too. Just give it a chance, I’m not asking you to go crazy for it, I’m just asking you to enjoy it. Because it is one very very veerrrryy good stadium.