Mississippi Valley State Replacing Football Field

The Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils will play on a new turf field in the fall. MVSU is replacing its grass field with FieldTurf as part of a broader upgrade to several athletic facilities including a new scoreboard. The new surface is expected to be ready before the start of the 2024 campaign.

The Delta Devils play at Rice-Totten Stadium in Itta Bena, Mississippi. The stadium is named after the football program’s record-setting duo of Jerry Rice and Willie Totten who helped lead MVSU to its only I-AA/FCS playoff appearance in 1984.

MVSU is not the only HBCU program installing a new FieldTurf this offseason as North Carolina Central is replacing its old artificial turf. The Delta Devils won’t debut the new turf until their first home game against Alcorn State on Saturday, September 28. They also have home contests against Bethune-Cookman (Oct. 19), Prairie View A&M (Nov. 2), and Alabama A&M (Nov. 23). MVSU went 1-10 in Kendrick Wade’s first year at the helm in 2023.

Photo Credit to Mississippi Valley State University Athletics

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