2016 FB Ticket Options Announced as K-State Eyes 33 Straight Sellouts
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Following the program’s sixth-straight bowl berth and riding a home-sellout streak of 27 consecutive games at Bill Snyder Family Stadium and the opening of Phase IIIB of the stadium’s master plan, anticipation is building for K-State’s 2016 football season as athletics officials announced today a full menu of ticket options when season tickets go on sale Tuesday, March 1.
Season ticket prices remain unchanged from 2015, and fans will again be offered a variety of choices for season and single-game tickets in 2016 for a schedule that includes six games in Bill Snyder Family Stadium, including matchups with Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech and KU. In all, the Wildcats’ 12-game slate includes seven matchups with bowl teams from a year ago.
"I am excited for the K-State Nation to arrive in Bill Snyder Family Stadium on September 17 and experience yet another transformational step in the evolution of Bill Snyder Family Stadium with opening of master plan Phase IIIB, including a 360-degree concourse, a showcase stage for the Pride of Wildcat Land marching band and a new Northeast video board for our fans,” Athletics Director John Currie said. “The incredibly loud and intimidating atmosphere inside Bill Snyder Family Stadium has helped the Wildcats achieve six straight bowl seasons, and we are proud to continue to provide our grassroots fans with accessibility to tickets at various price levels as we progress toward 33 straight sellouts and continue to provide the Best Fan Experience in the Big 12.”
Public season bench seating in Bill Snyder Family Stadium remains priced at $330 this season, while chairback seating remains at $355 or $51 per game. Prices for K-State faculty/staff are $264 for bench and $285 for chairback. Up to two Young Alumni tickets are available at only $205 for K-Staters who have received their undergraduate degrees since December 2011. Pledge and Tradition ticket-holders throughout the stadium will have the opportunity to renew their seats at $125 each.
New in 2016 is the flex season ticket option which allows fans to purchase a “100-percent mobile” ticket to all six home games for just $199. This unique ticket, which must be purchased by April 22, is sold from the best available unsold or visitor return seats in the stadium. Only 250 of these tickets are available, and seating location and tickets will be sent via email the day before each game.
Fans interested in purchasing new season tickets, including the more than 3,800 fans on the season ticket waiting list, can do so beginning Tuesday online at www.k-statesports.com, or by calling 1-800-221-CATS. Fans ordering their season tickets may again take advantage of a payment plan option at no extra cost. Those who renew before March 25 can elect to split the cost into five equal payments or four equal installments if received by April 22.
Seating location assignments for new season ticket holders, as well as upgrades for existing season ticket holders, will be determined through the online reservation service between May 18 and June 3. The K-State Ticket Office will e-mail log-in information and appointment times, determined in order of athletic department priority points, to all renewed and new season ticket holders who have paid for or signed up for a ticket payment plan by the priority deadline of Friday, April 22. Season ticket holders renewing their tickets can also do so online, in-person, or by phone beginning Tuesday and may also purchase additional single-game tickets, based on availability, for home and away games with their renewal order.
Order or renew by Friday, March 25, and receive $10 off the season-ticket processing fee (normally $25; online only) or $15 off the season-ticket handling fee (normally $25; eCheck online only) and two free Purple/White Spring Game tickets per account.
Anticipated locations available to new season ticket holders in May will include seating not renewed by the April 22 deadline in premium bench sections along the sidelines of the lower level, bench sections 9 through 20 in the south end zone, sections 420 through 430 in the east View Level. With another anticipated season ticket sell-out, fulfillment of new orders cannot be guaranteed. The K-State Ticket Office will contact fans and provide a full refund to those whose new season ticket order cannot be accommodated, while also placing each individual on the 2017 season ticket waiting list.
Several single-game promotions will continue to provide fans even more flexibility in attending games this coming season. Single-game tickets will go on sale to the general public online at k-statesports.com beginning June 20 and will feature numerous options and price levels, beginning with the eighth-annual K-State Family Reunion against Florida Atlantic. Premium bench seating will be priced at $50 for both the FAU and Missouri State games, while bench seats are $35.
A limited number of $20 home opener family reunion tickets (bench), available only to previous K-State ticket purchasers, faculty and staff or alumni, will be available for one day only on June 20 at k-statesports.com, while a four-pack to the first two home games are $99 each.
Tickets for the Texas Tech and KU games are priced at $65 (bench), while any available premium bench seating will be $80. A four-pack of bench tickets to either game is also available for $149. The Texas and Oklahoma State games are priced at $75 (bench), while any available premium bench seating will be $90. A four-pack of bench tickets to either of these games is also available for $199.
Fans can also order a combo package for $150 which includes a ticket to three games, beginning with the FAU game, plus either the Texas Tech, Oklahoma State or Texas game, and paired with the KU game.
Special rates, which start as low as $20 per ticket for the FAU and Missouri State games, are also available for groups of 20 or more and can be ordered beginning June 22. A group rate of $30 per ticket is also available for the Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and KU games and for $40 per ticket for the Texas game. A $30 GA ticket to the KU game is also available for all Ahearn Fund members and season ticket holders, while a $40 ticket to the Homecoming game against Texas is available to all K-State Alumni Association members, who will receive a promotional code from the Alumni Association in June and are available until October 3, or while supplies last. Also, a faculty/staff and alumni combo is available for only $99 and includes a ticket to both the Texas and KU games. This option is only available for just three days from June 20-22.
Annual promotional activities in 2016 include Band Day/University Family Day on September 24 (Missouri State), Harley Day on October 8 (Texas Tech), Homecoming on October 22 (Texas), Fort Riley Day on November 5 (Oklahoma State) and Senior Day on November 26 (KU).
The home season all gets underway on September 17 with the eighth-annual K-State Family Reunion against FAU and the debut of Phase IIIB of the Bill Snyder Family Stadium Master Plan – the latest component of what is now $210 million in athletics facility improvements at K-State since 2009 and another key component to President Kirk Schulz’s K-State 2025 vision of advancing the Carnegie Tier One university into the ranks of the Top 50 public research institutions.
For more information regarding tickets, contact the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-221-CATS or visit www.k-statesports.com. A copy of the 2016 ticket brochure, as well as a 3D virtual seating map, are available online now at k-statesports.com.
Looking ahead to the 2016 season, spring practice will get underway March 30, and the 2016 Purple/White Spring Game will be held on Saturday, April 23, at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. K-State returns a total of 17 players who have made starts from last season’s AutoZone Liberty Bowl team, including five on offense and nine on defense along with three specialists.