Season Tickets Sold Out for Men's Basketball

MANHATTAN, Kan - Kansas State scored its first victory of the Bob Huggins era Thursday before ever playing a game.

For the first time in the 19-year history of Bramlage Coliseum all available season-ticket packages have been sold, athletics officials said. The remaining handful of tickets were gobbled up quickly on Thursday morning.

The last time K-State could boast a sellout of its season tickets was 1982-83 when the Wildcats played in Ahearn Field House.

“There was no question when we hired Bob Huggins that interest in K-State basketball would be rekindled,” said Director of Athletics Tim Weiser. “But to think we would reach this point so quickly ... it’s amazing. This is just further evidence of the passion and support of K-State fans for their Wildcats.”

Public and student season ticket allocations have accounted for approximately 13,000 of the 13,340 capacity of Bramlage Coliseum, according to Associate Athletics Director Kurt McGuffin.

K-State will make available 300 tickets on an individual-game basis, which are already sold out for Saturday’s exhibition against Washburn and the regular-season opener November 11 against William & Mary. Tickets remain for K-State’s other non-conference games.

The individual-game allotment for Big 12 Conference games will go on sale November 14 to Ahearn Scholarship Fund donors and season-ticket holders with a priority deadline of December 7.

“We’ve met our first challenge, which was to sell the tickets,” McGuffin said. “Now we want our fans to meet the next challenge, which is to use the tickets for every game and create a home-court advantage second to none.”

K-State students are reminded they have until 4 p.m., Friday to pick up their season ticket packet at the K-State Athletic Ticket Office in Bramlage Coliseum. After that time, the Washburn ticket will be removed from the student package and made available for sale to the public for $15 beginning at 5 p.m., Saturday, at the Northeast and Northwest ticket booths of Bramlage Coliseum. Any unclaimed student tickets will be sold to the public as general admission seating in Sections 21-25 of the arena.

Ticket pickup for students who don’t claim their tickets by Friday will resume at 9 a.m., Monday at Bramlage Coliseum.