Kansas City, Here We Come

Ed. note: This article first appeared in the Sept. 20, 2009, Kansas State Official Sports Report. To subscribe to the Kansas State Official Sports Report, visit www.officialsportsreport.com.

by Mark Janssen, Senior Writer, Kansas State Official Sports Report

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State athletics director John Currie says it's "... an opportunity to showcase Kansas State University."

With that being the mission statement, along with winning a football game, Kansas State will travel to Kansas City and the Chiefs' Arrowhead Stadium on Oct. 3 for a 2 p.m. kickoff against Iowa State University.

"I love the idea of playing a game in Kansas City and having a K-State presence there," Currie said. "Kansas City is a Kansas State market, and we're not going to surrender it.

"Kansas State represents the whole state and we are the state university of Kansas," Currie said. "We're responsible not only to local markets, but our extended markets."

Currie said he wasn't sure if he wanted yearly football games at Arrowhead, but did say, "I'd like to have a basketball game at the Sprint Center every year. We'll see how these two football games go, and then consider going back."

This year's game with the Cyclones was to have been played in Ames, while next year's game will be the Wildcats' home game.

Tickets are available for the game, which includes student tickets priced at $20.

For more on tickets, contact the K-State ticket office at 785-532-7606.

2003 - K-State 35, Oklahoma 7  (Big 12 championship)
2003 - K-State 42, California 28  (Black Coaches Assoc. Classic)
2000 - Oklahoma 27, K-State 24  (Big 12 championship)
2000 - K-State 27, Iowa 7  (Eddie Robinson Classic)