Dillons Sunflower Showdown Becomes Fourth Sellout

Bill Snyder

Aug. 28, 2012

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Dillons Sunflower Showdown on October 6 has become K-State’s fourth football sellout this season as department officials announced today that all public tickets to the game against the Jayhawks have been sold.

The four sellouts surpass the two that occurred prior to the 1999 season and with limited tickets remaining for the Miami, Texas Tech and Texas games, attendance figures continue to reach uncharted territory in 2012.

The sellout crowd will be the 12th at Bill Snyder Family Stadium since the 2009 season and mark the eighth time since the 1999 stadium expansion that multiple games will be at full capacity in the same season. The Wildcats will host the Jayhawks at Bill Snyder Family Stadium for the first time since 2009 this season following back-to-back trips to Lawrence.

“Our fans continue to provide terrific momentum as we head into the season and we look forward to a full house on Saturday for the K-State Family Reunion,” Athletics Director John Currie said. “While a record four games have been announced as sellouts, we are grateful for the help of our fans to continue that pace including ensuring that the stadium is packed with purple next week for our nationally-televised matchup against Miami.”

Fans still have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the three additional home games and are encouraged to act now. A very limited number of seats remain for each of those contests, including next week’s game with Miami.

To purchase tickets fans can visit the ticket office online at www.kstatesports.com, call the ticket office by phone at (800) 221-CATS, or purchase in person at the Bramlage Coliseum Ticket Office between 8:30 a.m., and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Fewer than 200 student combo passes remain available for the season.  Students interested in purchasing the remaining tickets should do so as soon as possible through their iSIS account.

K-State opens the season Saturday against Missouri State. The sold-out contest will kick at 6:10 p.m. and will be broadcast live on K-StateHD.TV.