Fan Appreciation Day Set for Saturday

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State fans can get their first look at the 2016 football team this Saturday as K-State hosts the annual Fan Appreciation Day at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

Fans are asked to park on the west side of Bill Snyder Family Stadium and enter through Gate B for the free event, which begins at 5 p.m. Seating will be open on the west side in Sections 1-9 and fans can watch the final hour of practice. Concessions will also be available on the west side of the stadium.

Following practice, Hall of Fame head coach Bill Snyder and the 2016 team captains – Dante Barnett, Jesse Ertz, Jordan Willis and Dalton Risner – will address the crowd prior to a one-hour autograph session on the field with players and coaches. Those participating are asked to limit the number of autographed items to one per person and encouraged to provide their own item to be signed.

The West Stadium Center ticket office will be open during the event for fans wishing to purchase single-game tickets. Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to purchase a special one-day-only ticket package that includes a souvenir for the Fan Appreciation Day autograph session as a K-State mini-helmet will be included in the first 100 Wildcat 4 Packs purchased in person at the west ticket booth of Bill Snyder Family Stadium starting at 4 p.m.

Ticket availability for the Missouri State (September 24) and Texas (October 22) games is down to scattered singles and standing room only. Wildcat 4 Packs, which include four reserved tickets, are still available for K-State’s other four home games and are only $99 for FAU (September 17), $149 for Texas Tech (October 8) and Kansas (November 26), and $199 for Oklahoma State (November 5). The mini-helmet Wildcat 4 Packs are limited to the first 100 purchases in person on Fan Appreciation Day.

Those who are unable to attend Fan Appreciation Day can still order tickets online at www.k-statesports.com/tickets, by phone at 1-800-221-CATS or at the main ticket office inside Bramlage Coliseum.

K-State opens the 2016 football season with a nationally-televised matchup at Stanford on September 2. Kickoff at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, California, is scheduled for 8 p.m. (CT), and the game will be aired on FS1.

A bye week follows the Stanford game as Bill Snyder Family Stadium will host the Wildcat Kickoff music festival featuring Zac Brown Band and Train on Saturday, September 10. The festival also includes top acts Phillip Phillips, David Ray and Adley Stump. Tickets can be purchased at www.wildcatkickoff.com.

The 2016 football season is the first for the new clear bag policy at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite guest entry into our venues, K-State Athletics is implementing a new bag policy in 2016-17 for all ticketed K-State events that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into our venues.

For a detailed explanation of the clear bag policy, please visit www.k-statesports.com/bagpolicy.