Heat Relief Stations Available at Stadium

MANHATTAN, Kan. – With high temperatures expected around 90 for Saturday’s season-opening football game against Stephen F. Austin, K-State Athletics is supplementing its First Aid centers at Bill Snyder Family Stadium with heat stations providing cool towels for those who may be affected by the warm weather.

Towels will be provided at tents located on the stadium’s south concourse near Gate M on the east and Gate D on the west; between Gates T-V on the east and near the elevators on the View Level (east upper-deck). Members of the Kansas Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross will provide support for the heat stations as well as the First Aid centers located on the east concourse inside Gate M and on the west concourse near Gate A.

In addition, fans are reminded they are permitted to bring into the stadium one, 1-liter bottle of commercial-brand water that has not been opened and is not frozen. Fans may refill their bottles at water fountains located behind Sections 2 and 8 on the west side and 23 and 25 on the east side.
Super Store Entrance Policy Changed
Entry procedures into the K-State Super Store locations on the east and west sides of the stadium are changing.  As always, the stores will open from outside the stadium when the parking lots open five hours before kickoff. However, once the stadium gates open two hours prior to kickoff, the Super Stores will close their outside doors and be open only from the stadium concourse. This will improve security, create a better flow in-and-out of the stores and relieve fans from being required to have their ticket scanned upon entering or exiting the stores.

Other Stadium Notes/Parking
Text-Assist: Fans needing any type of assistance are always encouraged to find stadium staff. In addition, K-State Athletics offers a text-assist service by which fans can report an incident or request help by texting CATFAN followed by their seat location and issue to the number 69050. The message goes directly to a K-State stadium dispatcher, who then communicates with stadium staff in the area to resolve the issue.
Tailgate Terraces: This season, the West Stadium Center’s Goss Family Terraces will open two hours prior to kickoff at the same time as all stadium gates. This has changed from last year when the terraces opened four hours before kickoff. A Tailgate Terrace ticket is required for entrance.

Parking lots open at 1 p.m., Saturday, five hours prior to kickoff.  Parking in the east and west lots of the stadium is reserved for members of the Ahearn Fund and requires a pass for entry.  Paid parking for fans with disabilities is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the east and west stadium lots. To gain entry, guests must display a state-issued accessible license plate or hangtag and present a disability card along with a form of personal identification.  All other general public parking is limited to grass parking in Lot 9 east of the stadium, in the paved lot of the Peters Recreation Center or in private satellite lots and parking areas on campus.  Additional public parking is available near the Equine Center north and east of the fire station on Denison Avenue and north of the sheep grazing lot on Denison.  General public parking fees are $20 for cars.