Wildcat Fans Set First-Day Sales Record

Wildcat fans have stepped up again in record fashion.

March 5, 2013

MANHATTAN, Kan. – With season tickets for the 2013 football season being available for 24-plus hours, K-State fans stepped up in record fashion for the second straight season by matching last year’s first-day numbers and purchasing approximately 2,500 tickets on Monday, including over 700 new purchases, department officials have announced.

Fans interested in season tickets are encouraged to contact the ticket office before the priority deadline of April 26. Approximately 600 view level tickets still remain available at $200 each, while sideline and south end zone seating in the lower bowl also remain for $320 each. A Young Alumni ticket package is also available at only $200 for K-Staters who received their undergraduate degree since December 2008, while faculty and staff are eligible to purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $255 each.

Based on anticipated renewals and new orders placed on Monday, North End Zone season tickets are sold out for new orders. Fans renewing in the North End Zone should place their renewal order prior to the April 26 deadline to retain their seats and take advantage of End Zone Fun Zone 4-pack discounted pricing.

“Last season’s fan support was incredible, and coming off a Big 12 Championship and the grand-opening of the new West Stadium Center, our fans are excited for the 2013 season,” Athletics Director John Currie said. “For the first time in many years our schedule features eight home games, including five Big 12 Conference foes, and our staff has done a terrific job in finding pricing levels and seating options suitable for all fans.”

The deadline for priority seating and season ticket renewals is Friday, April 26. All seat location requests, including new season ticket location assignments, will be processed in K-State Athletics priority point order in early May.

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 2013 ticket brochure is available online now at k-statesports.com.

K-State returns a total of eight players in 2013 that earned All-Big 12 Conference accolades a year ago in offensive lineman B.J. Finney, running back John Hubert, wide receiver/kick returner Tyler Lockett, offensive lineman Cornelius Lucas, offensive lineman Tavon Rooks, wide receiver/punt returner Tramaine Thompson, offensive lineman Cody Whitehair and safety Ty Zimmerman.

The Wildcats, led by 2011 and 2012 National Coach of the Year Bill Snyder, will begin spring practice April 3, while the 2013 season opener against two-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State is set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 30. The game will be televised nationally on FOX Sports 1, FOX’s new 24/7, all-sports channel.