STARKVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi State will have a groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday for its major renovation of Dudy Noble Field.

The ceremony will be before the Bulldogs’ final regular-season baseball game against LSU. The $55 million project is expected to include several additions, including a double-tiered grandstand with chairback seating, an elevated concourse that circles the stadium and a kids’ play area.

Mississippi State athletic director John Cohen said on Wednesday in a statement that “now is the time to begin building what will be the finest ballpark in college baseball.”

Mississippi State routinely ranks among the national leaders in baseball attendance. The Bulldogs are averaging 8.023 fans per game this season, which ranks third nationally behind LSU and Ole Miss.