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Ahearn Field House

Improvements to seating bowl and banner graphics

Purple Upper Deck Replaces Original Brown Color.

Fans attending K-State volleyball matches at Ahearn Field House in 2012 will be greeted with more purple than ever before as the entire upper level seating area has been painted with a fresh coat of K-State Purple.

The new purple upper level seating area at Ahearn replaces the traditional brown bleachers, while the cream railing has been upgraded as well, making Ahearn Field House truly a place where Wildcats can take glory into combat for the Purple and the White.

"It's amazing the difference a new paint job has done to improve the aesthetics of Ahearn," said K-State Head Coach Suzie Fritz. "It is a remarkable improvement and really makes the field house burst with purple Wildcat pride."

Purple paint is not the only improvement being made to Ahearn this year. New, re-designed banners honoring the winning tradition of the K-State volleyball team will be hung later this summer in time for the season.

Ahearn has undergone a number of improvements over the last two years with new bleachers installed and giant Powercat banner hanging above the student section welcoming opponents to the Purple Pit.

Thanks to the generosity and support of Ahearn Fund members, reserved chairback seats were installed on the south side of the playing court in the field house prior to the 2011 season, while new bleachers with a backrest have been added to the north side.

In addition, the court has been moved six feet to the north, allowing for more general admission seating in the balcony. The new seating is already proving to be a big hit with the fans as season tickets sales have increased in each of the last two seasons.

Other improvements include a huge, newly designed Powercat banner that hangs behind the north-side bleachers adding a splash of color and definition to the volleyball arena.

In addition, Sodexo has increased its concessions locations and menus to provide fans an improved selection of snacks and refreshments at volleyball matches.

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Quick Facts

Painted Upper Deck Seating: Summer, 2012
Accomplishment Banners: Summer, 2012
Student Seating Banner: Summer, 2011
Chairback Seating installation: Summer, 2011

With the rising cost of education, the support to provide scholarships, resources and all things necessary to compete in the Big 12 has allowed our program to continue to provide a world class experience for our student-athletes. Without question, the people associated with K-State are supportive and loyal beyond measure. It is more than just a place people went to school. K-Staters are proud of their association with K-State and committed to the future success of K-State. 

K-State Volleyball Head Coach Suzie Fritz