K-State Athletics Partners with Vivid Seats

MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State fans can now enjoy enhanced benefits when looking for tickets to their favorite Wildcat game on the secondary market as the department announced today a new partnership with Vivid Seats, the nation's largest independently owned and operated marketplace for live event tickets. 


In addition to Vivid Seats' unrivaled online security and high quality service, which includes real-time turnaround of payment to season ticket holders selling their tickets through Vivid Seats, Wildcat fans can now also benefit from the elimination of ticket transfer fees through K-State’s Online Ticket Office.

This new partnership, which replaces the Powercat Exchange service previously utilized by the department, will afford fans the opportunity to convert season or single-game ticket orders to digital print-at-home tickets that can then be easily posted for resale by Vivid Seats. Fans can also purchase tickets to sold out Kansas State athletic events at vividseats.com or by calling (844) 545-6702.

“We are excited to announce this new partnership with Vivid Seats, which we believe will greatly enhance the overall buying experience for our fans,” said Scott Garrett, Associate Athletics Director for Ticketing and Fan Strategies. “Vivid has made a significant commitment to K-State Athletics, and its service will provide Wildcat fans a safe and efficient way to purchase K-State tickets on the secondary market.”

As part of the new agreement, K-State Athletics will receive a percentage of proceeds for all tickets sold through referrals from K-State advertising via the internet, email and social media. Wildcat season ticket holders and Ahearn Fund members will also receive exclusive promotional opportunities throughout the year.

“We are excited to partner with a premier institution like Kansas State and are thrilled to be able to extend our leading ticket marketplace to Wildcat fans nationwide,” said A.J. Machosky, Vice President of Sponsorships at Vivid Seats. “First-rate customer service and selection remains a top priority for us and we look forward to helping connect K-State fans with tickets to the best live events.”

Since its debut in 2001, Vivid Seats has rapidly become an industry leader within the online resale ticket market. By offering discount pricing, full service customer care, and one of the widest ranging inventories in the industry, Vivid Seats is known as an affordable, convenient, and trusted way for fans to buy and sell tickets to their favorite live events.

Wildcat fans are reminded that season tickets for the 2014 football campaign are sold out, while only a small number of scattered singles remain for the Texas Tech (Oct. 4), Texas (Oct. 25) and Oklahoma State (Nov. 1) contests. Standing-room only tickets are available for games against Stephen F. Austin, UTEP, Texas, Oklahoma State and Kansas. Those tickets can currently be purchased directly from the K-State Ticket Office at www.kstatesports.com or 800.221.CATS, while a wide variety of reserved seating inventory is now available through Vivid Seats by clicking here.