Baseball Pregame Tailgates Begin This Weekend

This Friday and Saturday represent the first two tailgates of the season

March 21, 2012

MANHATTAN, Kan. - For the fourth-straight year, Kansas State will host pregame tailgates with various discounted food and beverage items as well as entertainment for all ages prior to selected baseball games.

The tailgates open 90 minutes prior to first pitch and are held beyond the left-field wall of Tointon Family Stadium. The first two tailgates of the season are this Friday and Saturday as the Wildcats take on No. 21 Texas. The events are free and open to the public, and feature discounted food options, music, games and contests.

Water, soda and beer will be available for purchase, while the tailgates offer discounted concession meals including a hot dog or brat for $4 or a cheeseburger for $5. All meals include a choice of chips, sunflower seeds or peanuts and choice of soda or water.

Additionally, large groups may reserve a space in the tailgate area in advance and will have the opportunity to purchase tickets and meal plans at a discounted rate. Groups of 12 or more may purchase general admission bench tickets to a game for $3 per ticket, while the hot dog and brat meal is reduced to $3.50, the cheeseburger meal is $4.25 and a pork or brisket meal is just $5.

Fans interested in the group rate for pregame tailgates must order at least two days in advance to receive the discounted rate. To order group tickets, call Adam Prough in the Fan Experience and Sales office at (785) 532-6650.

K-State hosts No. 21 Texas for a three-game series, this Friday through Sunday, at Tointon Family Stadium. Fans can order tickets through the K-State Athletics Ticket office online at www.k-statesports.com/tickets, by phone at 1-800-221-CATS or inside the ticket office at Bramlage Coliseum.

All three games this weekend can be seen nationally on Fox College Sports and K-StateHD.TV. Friday night's game can be heard on the K-State Sports Network, while fans in the Manhattan area can hear all three games on SportsRadio 1350 KMAN and online at both www.k-statesports.com and www.1350kman.com.


2012 Pregame Tailgate Schedule
Date       Opponent         Tailgate Opens   First Pitch
March 23   Texas            5 p.m.           6:30 p.m.
March 24   Texas            12:30 p.m.       2 p.m.
April 3    Nebraska         5 p.m.           6:30 p.m.
April 6    Sacred Heart     5 p.m.           6:30 p.m.
April 7    Sacred Heart     11:30 a.m.       1 p.m.
April 13   Baylor           5 p.m.           6:30 p.m.
April 14   Baylor           12:30 p.m.       2 p.m.
April 24   Wichita State    5 p.m.           6:30 p.m.
April 27   Oklahoma State   5 p.m.           6:30 p.m.
April 28   Oklahoma State   2:30 p.m.        4 p.m.
May 4      Nebraska Omaha   5 p.m.           6:30 p.m.
May 5      Nebraska Omaha   12:30 p.m.       2 p.m.
May 11     Kansas           5 p.m.           6:30 p.m.
May 12     Kansas           5 p.m.           6:30 p.m.