Dudy Noble Field Opening Weekend

Friday, February 15, 2019 (All day) to Saturday, February 16, 2019 (All day)

Coach Chris Lemonis and his Mississippi State Diamond Dawgs will play a single game on Friday and doubleheader on Saturday to open the new Dudy Noble Field at Polk-DeMent Stadium! On Feb. 15, an official ribbon cutting and "Thunder and Lightning" statue unveiling ceremony with featured guests Will Clark, Rafael Palmeiro and Ron Polk will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the home plate gate entrance (Holliman Family Gate). Polk also will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at 3:40 p.m. before the 4 p.m. first pitch against Youngstown State. Ceremonies surrounding day two of opening weekend will include an on-field recognition of all former Diamond Dawgs and the ceremonial first pitches from Jeff Brantley, Will Clark and Rafael Palmeiro at 11:35 a.m. All baseball alumni should meet at the Diamond Dawg tailgate at 11:20 a.m. in upper Left Field Lounge terrace to then be escorted down to the field. The Baseball Alumni Tailgate will open at 10 a.m. in upper terrace in Left Field Lounge. The inaugural Ron Polk Ring of Honor class will be inducted between games one and two on Saturday, with the ceremony being streamed live on the video board. The class includes Jeff Brantley, Will Clark, the late David "Boo" Ferriss, the late C.R. "Dudy" Noble and Rafael Palmeiro. The Ferriss and Noble families, along with Brantley, Clark, Palmeiro and Polk will be in attendance for the unveiling. Alumni may contact Ali Martin at amartin@athletics.msstate.edu with questions about tickets and other event information. Admission is free for full-time MSU students with valid student I.D. Other tickets for the Diamond Dawgs' opening weekend series vs. Youngstown State can be purchased at HailState.com/tickets. Fans are encouraged to regularly visit HailState.com/openingweekend to stay informed on Opening Weekend festivities. Hail State, and we'll see you at the #NewDude!

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