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Gameday Emergency Information

One of the core goals of K-State Athletics is to provide the best fan experience in the Big 12 while making every effort to provide a safe environment for those attending games at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

It is important that fans take time to review the emergency procedures established by K-State Athletics and create their own personal emergency plan in the event an emergency situation should occur You are responsible for your own safety and using good judgment to assess risks and taking the appropriate actions.

Stadium Emergency Preparedness Reminders

  • Check the weather forecast before leaving home and come to the game prepared.
  • Be aware of the nearest stadium exits and shelters from where you are seated.
  • Establish a designated meeting place in the event a member of your family or group should become lost or separated.
  • Stay calm -- do not rush -- do not panic.
  • Review the stadium map and identify the locations of First Aid (East -- Gate M / West -- Gate F) and Fan Accommodations (East -- Gate R / West -- West Press Box Lobby).
  • If you observe suspicious or criminal activity, report it immediately to police or stadium event staff.
  • In the event of a stadium emergency or inclement weather, public service announcements will be made over the stadium's public address system and posted on the videoboards.
  • In the event of inclement weather, fans are encouraged to tune to 101.5 FM or 1350 AM for weather information and updates.
  • Please remain in your vehicles or a permanent shelter if a severe thunderstorm (lightning, hail) occurs prior to stadium gates being opened.

Severe Thunderstorm/Lightning

  • Per NCAA rules, once play has been suspended due to lightning in the area, the game shall not resume until 30 minutes after the last lightning strike is recorded within 10 miles of the stadium and/or the storm has passed sufficiently to resume safely.
  • In the event play is suspended due to a severe thunderstorm or lightning, an announcement will be made over the public address system and posted on the videoboards advising fans to seek shelter in their vehicle or designated shelters (Bramlage Coliseum, Brandeberry Indoor Complex, the Indoor Practice Facility and the Peters Recreation Complex).


  • Outdoor sirens will sound a steady three-minute blast when the need to take cover is necessary.
  • In the event of a tornado, emergency announcements will be made over the stadium's public address system and posted on the videoboards.
  • Fans should seek immediate shelter in Bill Snyder Family Stadium concourse level restrooms, Bramlage Coliseum, or the Peters Recreation Center.
  • Severe Weather Season: Tornado Safety Tips

FanAssist Text Service

Guests wishing to report an incident or needing assistance may text their request by entering the word catfan followed by their message and seat location to 71855. The request will be directed to the stadium dispatcher who will direct the appropriate response and action to resolve the issue.

Parking lots open five (5) hours before kickoff, while stadium gates open two (2) hours prior to kickoff. All persons ages 2 and older must present a ticket to enter Bill Snyder Family Stadium.


 Phone Numbers and Emergency Contacts

In the event of an emergency Dial 911 for immediate assistance.

Kansas State University Police (785) 532-6412 http://www.k-state.edu/police/
Riley County Police Department (785) 537-2112 http://www.rileycountypolice.org/
Riley County Emergency Management (785) 537-6333 http://www.rileycountyks.gov/index.aspx?nid=207
Mercy Regional Health Center (785) 776-3322 http://www.via-christi.org/mercy-regional
K-State Athletics Operations (785) 532-7600 http://www.kstatesports.com/


 Useful Links

K-State Public Safety Emergency Guide
Bill Snyder Family Stadium Policies
K-State Alerts
Local National Weather Service Office (Topeka, KS)