2015 Football Ticket Options Announced
2015 Football Ticket Options Announced
MANHATTAN, Kan. – On the heels of the program’s 13th nine-win season under Hall of Fame head coach Bill Snyder, the opening of the new $65 million Vanier Football Complex and a current home sellout streak of 20 games at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, anticipation is building for K-State’s 2015 football season as athletics officials announced today a full menu of ticket options when season tickets go on sale Monday, March 2.
For as low as $18 per game, fans will again be offered a variety of choices for season and single-game tickets in 2015 for a schedule that includes seven games in Bill Snyder Family Stadium, including matchups with TCU, Oklahoma, Baylor, Iowa State and West Virginia. The Wildcats’ 12-game slate includes seven home contests and seven opponents who were bowl eligible in 2014, five of which will visit Manhattan.
Season ticket prices in some areas, including bench seating, view level, and general admission areas, will show very slight increases in 2015, the first of any kind for full-price season ticket options since 2011, ranging from $5 to $25 per ticket depending on location as the department continues to invest in and build on its goal of providing a World-Class Student-Athlete Experience for all 450-plus Wildcat student-athletes.
"There is tremendous excitement for the 2015 football season, evidenced by a great nucleus of returning players, Coach Snyder’s selection into the College Football Hall of Fame and the opening of the Vanier Football Complex and north end seating section which will feature a new Northwest video board for our fans,” Athletics Director John Currie said. “With seven home games in 2015, which includes matchups with both of our defending conference champions, it is critical to continue to provide all of our grassroots fans with accessibility to tickets at various price levels as we progress toward 27 straight sellouts at Bill Snyder Family Stadium and continue to provide the Best Fan Experience in the Big 12.”
Public season bench seating in Bill Snyder Family Stadium is priced at $330 this season, a cost of $47 per game, while chairback seating remains at $355 or $51 per game. Prices for K-State faculty/staff are $264 for bench and $285 for chairback – a cost of $38 and $41 per game, respectively. Up to two Young Alumni tickets are available at only $205 for K-Staters who have received their undergraduate degrees since December 2010. With the opening of the new Vanier Football Complex and North Stadium project, approximately 500 additional season tickets in the north end zone are also available for $225 a seat, or a 4-pack for $699. Pledge and Tradition ticket-holders throughout the stadium will have the opportunity to renew their seats at $125 each, a cost of just $18 per game.
Fans interested in purchasing new season tickets, including the more than 3,800 fans on the season ticket waiting list, can do so beginning Monday online at www.k-statesports.com, or by calling 1-800-221-CATS. Fans ordering their season tickets may again take advantage of a payment plan option at no extra cost. Those who renew before March 27 can elect to split the cost into five equal payments or four equal installments if received by April 24.
Seating location assignments for new season ticket holders, as well as upgrades for existing season ticket holders, will be determined through the online reservation service, launched last season, between May 11 and June 5. The K-State Ticket Office will email log-in information and appointment times, determined in order of athletic department priority points, to all renewed and new season ticket holders who have paid for or signed up for a ticket payment plan by the priority deadline of Friday, April 24. Season ticket holders renewing their tickets can also do so online, in-person, or by phone beginning Monday and may also purchase additional single-game tickets, based on availability, for home and away games with their renewal order.
Order or renew by Friday, March 27, and receive $10 off the season-ticket handling fee (normally $25; online only) or $15 off the season-ticket handling fee (normally $25; eCheck online only) and a Coach Snyder Hall of Fame/16 Goals mini-poster while also being entered to win two tickets to an away game of your choice and an official game-used jersey.
Anticipated locations available to new season ticket holders in May will include seating not renewed by the April 24 deadline in premium bench sections along the sidelines of the lower level, bench sections 9 through 20 in the south end zone, sections 420 through 430 in the east View Level, as well as approximately 500 new seats in the North End Zone. With another anticipated season ticket sell-out, fulfillment of new orders cannot be guaranteed. The K-State Ticket Office will contact fans and provide a full refund to those whose new season ticket order cannot be accommodated, while also placing each individual on the 2016 season ticket waiting list.
Several single-game promotions will continue to provide fans even more flexibility in attending games this coming season. Single-game tickets will go on sale to the general public online at k-statesports.com beginning June 22 and will feature numerous options and price levels, beginning with the seventh-annual K-State Family Reunion against South Dakota. Premium bench seating will be priced at $50 for both the South Dakota and Louisiana Tech games, while bench seats are $35.
A limited number of $20 home opener family reunion tickets (bench), available only to previous K-State ticket purchasers, faculty and staff or alumni, will be available for one day only on June 22 at k-statesports.com, while a four-pack to the South Dakota and Louisiana Tech games are $99 each.
Tickets for the TCU and Oklahoma games are priced at $85 (bench), while any available premium bench seating will start at $225 and follow the Wildcat Pricing program introduced last season where prices may fall to $100 per ticket in $25 increments over a five-week period as long as contiguous tickets are still available. A four-pack of bench tickets to the TCU game is also available for $199. Fans can also order a combo package for $150 which includes a ticket to three games, beginning with the South Dakota game, plus either the TCU or Oklahoma game, and either the Baylor, Iowa State or West Virginia game. A four-pack to the Baylor, Iowa State or West Virginia game is also available for $149.
Special rates, which start as low as $20 per ticket for the South Dakota and Louisiana Tech games, are also available for groups of 20 or more and can be ordered beginning June 22. A group rate of $30 per ticket is also available for the Baylor, Iowa State and West Virginia games and for $45 per ticket for the TCU game. A $30 ticket to the Baylor game is also available for all K-State faculty/staff, while a $55 ticket to the Homecoming game against Oklahoma is available to all K-State Alumni Association members, who will receive a promotional code from the Alumni Association in June and are expected to only be available on June 22.
Following the K-State Family Reunion against South Dakota, which will also include a postgame fireworks show, annual promotional activities in 2015 include Band Day on September 19 (Louisiana Tech), Harley Day on October 10 (TCU), Homecoming on October 17 (Oklahoma), Fort Riley Day on November 5 (Baylor) and Senior Day on December 5 (West Virginia).
For more information regarding tickets, contact the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-221-CATS or visit www.k-statesports.com. A copy of the 2015 ticket brochure, as well as a 3D virtual seating map, are available online now at k-statesports.com.
K-State returns 12 starters from last season’s 9-4 team, which also included a 7-2 mark in Big 12 play to finish third in the league. K-State concluded the season ranked 18th in both the Amway Coaches' and Associated Press top-25 polls, finishing in the top 20 for the 13th time in school history and third time in the last four years.
Looking ahead to the 2015 season, spring practice will get underway April 1, and the 2015 Purple/White Spring Game will be held on Saturday, April 25, at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas, the award-winning facility and home to Sporting Kansas City. Tickets for the game, which kicks off at 3 p.m., also go on sale to the general public on Monday, March 2.