Construction projects in 1936 and 1948 resulted in a concrete grandstand structure with a
capacity of 35,000. In 1983, the endzone seating was removed reducing the capacity to
32,000. A 1986 expansion costing $7.2 million, raised without state budget appropriations,
added almost 9000 seats consisting primarily of a 5,500-seat upper deck as well as
permanent lighting and a computerized scoreboard which was replaced in 1997 with a
Sony JumboTron.

The current capacity of 55,082 was reached with a $30 million expansion completed in
2002. The latest expansion included 50 skyboxes, 1700 club-level seats and a second
upper deck seating 7,000. A large donation from Floyd Davis Wade Sr., of Meridian, Miss.
was instrumental in making the expansion possible and the stadium was renamed in his