New Ticket Options Highlight Family Reunion

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Highlighted by new football season and individual-game ticket options, the Kansas State Athletics Department is inviting all fans to attend a “K-State Family Reunion” on September 5 as legendary head coach Bill Snyder returns to the sidelines for the Wildcats’ 2009 season opener against Massachusetts.

“We want 50,000 K-Staters to fill Bill Snyder Family Stadium on September 5 to help welcome back one of the greatest coaches in college football history,” Athletics Director John Currie said. “As part of our K-State Pledge to the Wildcat Nation, we are providing our fans with affordable ticket options and the best game-day experience possible.”

Also as part of the “K-State Family Reunion,” all former Wildcat football players will be invited back to participate in the weekend festivities and will be recognized during the game.

“In 1989, I remember sharing with all K-Staters that we desperately needed to have our fans present for our games,” said Snyder. “And when that took place, our student-athletes would respond favorably, and we would gradually become an improved program. You responded, and our attendance went from 13,000 to 50,000-plus in a short period of time. That loyalty became the foundation for the ‘Greatest Turnaround in College Football History.’ Together, we have an opportunity to do it once again. We have a lot to overcome, but we can do it with your help.”

New ticket options for 2009 include 1,200 season tickets priced at $99 in a variety of locations throughout Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Fans that purchase these special “K-State Pledge” season tickets and attend at least five of the six home games will be guaranteed the same ticket and price for the 2010 season, which includes home matchups with UCLA, Texas and Nebraska, Currie said. “K-State Pledge” season tickets must be purchased by August 10 and are limited to six per order.

Many individual-game tickets for the “K-State Family Reunion” against UMass will be rolled back in price to as low as $9, matching the general admission ticket price from Snyder’s first season at K-State in 1989. Currie said 1,989 tickets will be sold at $9 in a variety of locations and will be available for purchase until August 10.

Ticket options at $35 and $20 are also available for the season opener.  The first 500 fans who purchase the $35 ticket will receive, per order, a free Wildcat Classic DVD of the 1989 North Texas football game.

As an additional bonus, fans with a UMass game ticket can receive a $10 discount toward the purchase of a ticket for the September 26 game against Tennessee Tech, Currie said.  Fans may redeem their ticket at the stadium ticket booths immediately following the UMass game or anytime before the Tennessee Tech game at the Athletics Ticket Office in Bramlage Coliseum.

Groups are also encouraged to visit Bill Snyder Family Stadium this season. For non-conference games against UMass and Tennessee Tech, tickets are available at $15 for groups of 12-49, while groups of 50 or more can receive admission for only $10 per person. For Big 12 Conference games – excluding the Kansas game – groups of 12-49 people can receive admission for $25 a person, while tickets are $20 each for groups of 50 or more.

For more information about K-State football season and individual-game ticket packages, go to k-statefamilyreunion.com or call (785) 532-7606. The K-State Athletics Ticket Office will hold extended business hours on Tuesday, July 14, from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.

For information regarding group tickets, contact Director of Fan Experience and Sales Joni Smoller at (785) 532- 5769.

K-Staters are also encouraged to help spread the message about the “K-State Family Reunion” as yard signs declaring “I am a member of the K-State Family” will be available for all fans to pick up. They will be available beginning July 20 in the Athletics Fan Experience and Sales Office (formerly marketing and promotions) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Fans are encouraged to pick up multiple signs to show their K-State pride and distribute them to neighbors and throughout their communities.  


New 2009 Football Ticket Options

K-State Pledge Season Tickets: SOLD OUT

  • Only $99
  • Only 1,200 tickets available
  • Variety of locations available
  • Will go on sale, Tuesday, July 14, at 9 a.m.; Must order by Monday, August 10
  • Limit 6 tickets per order
  • Pricing guaranteed for 2010 season if purchaser attends at least five of the six home games this season

K-State Family Reunion – Sept. 5 vs. UMass

  • $9 tickets SOLD OUT
  • $35 reserved tickets available – free Wildcat Classic 1989 North Texas Game DVD for the first 500 orders (one DVD per ticket order)
  • $20 tickets also available, only tickets in the North Endzone still available
  • UMass ticket may be redeemed for a $10 discount for the Tennessee Tech game. Must present ticket at the Athletics Ticket Office in Bramlage Coliseum after September 5 or at one of the stadium ticket booths on gameday; cannot be used over the phone or online.
  • The Athletic Department will distribute “K-State Family Reunion” yard signs and door-hangs to fans for display leading up to September 5

Group Tickets Available for All Games (Except Kansas)

  • Non-conference: $15 for groups 12-49, $10 for groups 50+
  • Big 12 Conference: $25 for groups 12-49, $20 for groups 50+

 


FAQ’s Regarding the “K-State Family Reunion”

Q: When do these “Family Reunion” ticket options go on sale?
A: You can begin purchasing these options on Tuesday, July 14, at 9 a.m.

Q: Where can I go to order tickets or get more information?
A: To purchase tickets or for more information about K-State football season and individual-game ticket packages, go to k-statefamilyreunion.com or call (785) 532-7606. The K-State Athletics Ticket Office will hold extended business hours on Tuesday, July 14, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Q: Why are general admission tickets set at $9?
A: The cost of a general admission ticket in 1989, Coach Snyder’s first season at K-State, was $9.

Q: Why are there only 1,989 of these UMass tickets available?
A: The 1,989 symbolizes Coach Snyder’s first season as head coach at K-State.

Q: Where are the $9 UMass tickets located?
A: The $9 tickets are located in sections 420, 421, 428, 429, 430 and the North Endzone.

Q: How do I get a free DVD copy of the 1989 North Texas game?
A: The first 500 fans who purchase a $35 UMass ticket will receive, per order, a free Wildcat Classic DVD of the 1989 North Texas football game.

Q: When and where do I show my UMass game ticket to get $10 off a Tennessee Tech ticket?
A: Fans may redeem their UMass ticket at the stadium ticket booths immediately following the UMass game or anytime before the Tennessee Tech game at the Athletics Ticket Office in Bramlage Coliseum.

Q: Where are the “K-State Pledge” season tickets located?
A: The $99 season tickets are located in sections 1, 9B and the top four rows of 422, 423 and 427.

Q: How am I guaranteed the same season ticket price for the 2010 season?
A: Fans that purchase these special “K-State Pledge” season tickets and attend at least five of the six home games will be guaranteed the same ticket and price for the 2010 season, which includes home matchups with UCLA, Texas and Nebraska.

Q: Are there any group ticket options for 2009 football games?
A: For non-conference games against UMass and Tennessee Tech, tickets are available at $15 for groups of 12-49, while groups of 50 or more can receive admission for only $10 per person. For Big 12 Conference games – excluding the Kansas game – groups of 12-49 people can receive admission for $25 a person, while tickets are $20 each for groups of 50 or more.

Q: When and where can I pick up a “K-State Family Reunion” yard sign?
A: Yard signs declaring “I am a member of the K-State Family” will be available for all fans to pick up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Athletics Fan Experience and Sales Office (formerly marketing and promotions), Monday through Friday beginning July 20.

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