Dudy Noble Field, Polk-DeMent Stadium


Dudy Noble Field, Polk-DeMent Stadium
Dudy Noble
Full name Dudy Noble Field at Polk-Dement Stadium
Location 145 Lakeview Dr.
Owner Mississippi State University
Operator Mississippi State University
Surface Tiflawn & Tifway II Bermuda Grass
Capacity 15,000 (7,200 seats)[1]
Record attendance 14,991[2] (current NCAA on-campus record)
Field dimensions LF: 330, LC: 376, CF: 390, RC: 374, RF: 326

Dudy Noble Field, Polk-DeMent Stadium, is a baseball facility on the campus of Mississippi State University and is the home of the Bulldogs Baseball Team. DNF-PDS has been the setting of Southeastern Conference Tournaments, NCAA Regional and Super Regional Championships, and it holds the current NCAA on-campus single-game attendance record at 14,991.


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Championships

It has served as the home to seven Southeastern Conference championship teams, has twice hosted NCAA District III tournaments (1973 and 1974), five SEC tournaments (1979, 1981, 1983, 1988 and 1995), 11 NCAA Regional tournaments (1979, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1997, 2000 and 2003), and a Super Regional in 2007.

NCAA record attendance

SEC weekend games typically draw the largest crowds, giving rise to huge weekend gatherings. Mississippi State currently holds the NCAA record for the largest single game on-campus baseball attendance at 14,991 and the largest SEC crowd for a 3-game weekend series at 29,915. In 2007 versus the Clemson Tigers, MSU had the NCAA's top two all-time highest attended Super Regional games with 12,620 and 13,715 fans.

Mississippi State has all of the top 9 on-campus crowds in the history of college baseball. Overall, DNF-PDS has held 9 crowds over 12,000 and 24 crowds over 10,000.

In 2010, the Bulldogss ranked 6th in Division I college baseball in attendance, averaging 6,065 per home game.[3]


Top baseball crowds at DNF-PDS

Rank Attendance Opponent Date
1 14,991 Florida April 22, 1989
2 14,378 Louisiana State April 16, 1988
3 13,761 Arkansas April 25, 1992
4 13,715 Clemson June 9, 2007
5 13,617 Georgia April 8, 2006
6 13,123 Mississippi April 15, 2000
7 12,708 Auburn April 24, 1993
8 12,620 Clemson June 8, 2007
9 12,360 Georgia April 6, 2002
10 11,763 Auburn April 12, 2003
11 11,496 Florida State May 27, 1990
12 11,174 Florida April 13, 1991
13 11,127 South Alabama May 26, 2000
14 11,089 Tennessee April 17, 2010
15 10,958 Auburn April 9, 2005
16 10,832 Notre Dame May 28, 2000
17 10,688 Washington May 25, 1997
18 10,617 Florida April 17, 2004
19 10,588 North Carolina May 28, 1989
20 10,555 Kentucky April 18, 2009
21 10,382 Florida April 25, 1987
22 10,324 Kentucky March 31, 2007
23 10,284 Middle TN St. May 30, 2003
24 10,050 Alabama April 10, 1999
25 9,784 Notre Dame May 27, 2000
26 9,593 Vanderbilt April 21, 1990
27 9,424 Georgia March 29, 2008
28 9,264 Louisiana State March 24, 2001
29 9,243 Louisiana State May 15, 1993
30 9,184 Michigan May 26, 1985

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Coordinates: 33°27′46″N 88°47′40″W / 33.46278°N 88.79444°W / 33.46278; -88.79444


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