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Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field is the second oldest college football stadium. It’s also the answer to Will Ferrell’s need for “more cowbell.” He no doubt said this during the between 1977 and 2009, when noisemakers were banned from stadiums by the SEC. But these Mississippians defied those prudish lawmakers by sneaking these—unexplainably annoying—weapons of visiting team infuriation into the stadium. When the cowbells stop, the attention is diverted to the 4th largest video board in the nation that replays the Bulldogs’ capability for greatness.
Pre and Post-Game:
Before the game starts “The Junction” is the place to tailgate and steal a cowbell from someone. It's a signature landmark on campus, anchored on the south and east entrances by cast bronze statues of Bully, the university's English bulldog mascot. Be there for the Dawg Walk - a pre-game walk through the center of the Junction by the football team, led by the Maroon Band and its drum line. Original train rails from the 1800s are embedded in the Junction walkway at three locations, showing off a little bit of Starksville history.
Not going to lie - there's not a ton going on in Starkville outside of the SEC. The Old Main/Downtown area has a few bars and restaurants to check out post-game like Mugshots (also with great burgers) or Little Dooey for the best BBQ in town.There's also The Cotton District just to the west of the stadium with a few decent spots like Bulldog Deli or Bin 612. Be sure to check our "Before & After the Game" map for more details on these and other fan recommended places nearby.