Big Weekend Ahead for K-State Athletics

MANHATTAN, Kan. – With spring football practices coming to a conclusion this Saturday with the annual Purple/White Spring Game, K-State Athletics has announced details surrounding a weekend full of events.

Powercat Auction: The Powercat Auction, the department’s largest annual fundraising event, supports the Ahearn Fund, K-State's National Fund for Student-Athlete Excellence. Last year's event raised more than $380,000 to directly enhance the student-athlete experience for all Wildcat student-athletes.

The Powercat Auction will be held Friday at Bramlage Coliseum with doors to the arena opening at 5 p.m. The silent auction will begin immediately and wrap up at 6:55 p.m., while a buffet dinner will be served from 6:15 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The live auction portion of the event will begin at 7:45 p.m.

The auction will feature over 100 live and silent auction items.

For more information on reserving a table sponsorship or to buy tickets, contact the Ahearn Fund Office at 1.888.232.9074 or ahearnfund@kstatesports.com.

Spring Game Tickets: Tickets are on sale for $5 through the K-State Athletics Ticket office in Bramlage Coliseum, online at www.k-statesports.com/tickets or by phone at 1-800-221-CATS.
 
Parking: Parking lots at Bill Snyder Family Stadium will open at 10 a.m., on Saturday morning. There is no charge for parking.

Gates: Bill Snyder Family Stadium opens to the public at 11:30 a.m. There are a limited number of gates open around the stadium – M, P, R, T on the east side and B and D on the west side. Additionally, the K-State Super Store at the West Stadium Center will open at 10 a.m.

Seating: General admission seating will be available in Sections 3-9 on the west side and Sections 20-26 on the east side. The north and south end zones and east View Level seating will be closed.

K-State Sports Network: The Purple/White Spring Game will be broadcast on various stations on the K-State Sports Network (affiliate list announced later this week) in addition to Sirius channel 106, XM channel 199. Pregame coverage begins at 12:30 p.m.

K-StateHD.TV: The K-StateHD.TV broadcast with audio from the K-State Sports Network will begin at 1 p.m. The broadcast is available only to premium subscribers. To sign up, please visit www.k-statehd.tv.

Baseball vs. Baylor: The K-State baseball team takes on Baylor at 4 p.m., Saturday at Tointon Family Stadium. Fans can purchase a ticket to the game for only $3 when presenting their Purple/White Spring Game ticket.


The 2016 football season opens with a nationally-televised matchup at Stanford on Friday, September 2. Following an off week, the Wildcats kick off their 2016 home slate on Saturday, September 17, against Florida Atlantic and will debut Phase IIIB of the Bill Snyder Family Stadium Master Plan. The remaining five home games feature matchups against a pair of teams that earned bowl berths in 2015 in Oklahoma State and Texas Tech, while two other Big 12 rivals – Texas and Kansas – also come calling to Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

The priority deadline for season-ticket purchases is this Friday. A limited number of single-game tickets go on sale online only on June 20. All six home games are anticipated to sell out quickly and extend the Bill Snyder Family Stadium sellout streak to 33 games.