- Associated Press - Saturday, July 18, 2015

PERKINSTON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is spending $6 million to upgrade athletics facilities on its Perkinston campus in Stone County.

Athletic Director Burt Pickard tells WLOX-TV in Biloxi (https://bit.ly/1faDct0 ) the expansion to the football stadium includes classrooms, a new training room and more. He says it is the first major upgrade since the stadium was built in 1949.

Pickard says a third floor of the addition will be a press box, which officials said would allow more access for media groups for visiting teams.

MGCCC President Mary Graham says with a good balance of academics and extracurricular activities, more students will be drawn to the school and will stay in school.

The school also is upgrading concession stands and bleachers.


Information from: WLOX-TV, https://www.wlox.com

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