Basketball Season Tickets Going Fast

MANHATTAN, Kan. - With the official start of practice just five days away, Kansas State athletics officials announced that fewer than 1,000 men's basketball season tickets remain for the upcoming 17-game season.

"We are looking forward to having Bramlage Coliseum packed for every home game this season," said Athletics Director John Currie.  "We know that the coming season will be a thrilling one for the Wildcats with a core of starters returning for Coach Martin as well as an acclaimed recruiting class.  We don't want our fans to miss out as season tickets continue at a brisk pace with the season on the horizon."

Several ticket options are available, starting at $320 for bench seating.  Courtside and loge tickets are priced at $440, while chairback and Cat Cushion seating is available for $390 and $350, respectively.   Young alumni who have their undergraduate degree from K-State since May 2005 can purchase men's basketball season tickets for only $160. 

Fans are encouraged to purchase season tickets because single-game tickets, particularly during Big 12 play, may not be available.

The Wildcats will host an open scrimmage prior to the Colorado football game on Oct. 24, during which fans will have the opportunity to choose their season ticket location.  Available seats will be marked in sections 2-17 of Bramlage Coliseum with members of the Fan Experience and Sales staff available to assist fans with ticket purchases.  The Northwest and Northeast entrances to the arena will open three hours prior to kickoff with the scrimmage slated to begin 30 minutes later.

Kansas State, which has been mentioned in several preseason top 25 polls, returns eight lettermen, including four starters, from a squad that posted its third consecutive 20-win season in 2008-09.  The team will also benefit from the services of junior forward Curtis Kelly, who sat out last season after transferring from Connecticut, as well as a five-member recruiting class, including McDonald's All-American Wally Judge, which has been rated among the top 25 by several recruiting services. 

K-State will host nine teams in 2009-10 that advanced to the postseason, including seven that made it to the NCAA Tournament.  Highlighting the home slate include visits from Washington State and Xavier in non-conference play as well as NCAA Tournament participants Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and Texas.  The school will host the Longhorns on Big Monday on Jan. 18, while College Gameday will be on location prior to the game with the Jayhawks on Jan. 30. 

The squad, which officially kicks off practice on Friday, Oct. 16, will open its exhibition schedule against Pittsburg State on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. tipoff.  The regular season opener is set for Friday, Nov. 13 against Loyola Chicago at 7 p.m.