Mississippi State looking at sports facility plan

STARKVILLE – When John Ingram was hired by Bill Byrne at Nebraska 16 years ago, one of his first projects was developing a “master plan” for the school’s athletic facilities after a section of Memorial Stadium collapsed.

In 1999, a two-year upgrade project saw Nebraska’s football home go from a capacity of 72,700 to 74,056, which included 42 suites, club seating, a new press box, renovated concourses and other improvements. It cost $36 million.