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Men's Basketball Announces 2012-13 Ticket Packages


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K-State is one of 14 schools to draw more than 12,000 for every home game each of the last two seasons.

GO WILDCATS
K-State is one of 14 schools to draw more than 12,000 for every home game each of the last two seasons.
GO WILDCATS

Oct. 18, 2012

MANHATTAN, Kan. – With the opener just weeks away, K-State Athletics has announced single-game ticket packages for the upcoming 2012-13 men’s basketball season, including a five-game KU Mini-Plan.

Packages will go on sale to the public on Monday, October 22 and can be purchased in a variety of ways, including toll free at (800) 221.CATS (2287), online at www.kstatesports.com and in-person at the Athletics Ticket Office located in Bramlage Coliseum.  

Single-game tickets for the two exhibition games and seven non-conference contests are priced at $20 for bench seating and $30 for chairback seating.  A Wildcat 4 Pack is also available with four bench tickets for $60, while bench group tickets can purchased for just $10 each for groups of 12 or more.

Single-game ticket availability and pricing for the nine-game Big 12 season will be announced at a later date.

Fans can purchase $20 general admission tickets to five games, which includes North Florida on November 18, Texas Southern on December18, UMKC on December 29, South Dakota on December 31 and Oklahoma State on January 5.  A Holiday Mini-Plan is also on-sale, for which fans receive one general admission ticket to the UMKC, South Dakota and Oklahoma State games for just $40.

In addition, a five-game KU Mini-Plan is available for $250, which includes the choice of two non-conference games, one conference game from Baylor, West Virginia and Texas, one conference game from Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas Tech and TCU and the Kansas game on January 22.

Single-game tickets are on-sale for the Hy-Vee Wildcat Classic with Florida set for Saturday, December 22 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.  There are a number of packages available, including courtside ($200), lower-level sideline seating ($60), lower-level end zone ($30), upper-level sidelines ($20) and upper-level end zone ($10). 

Season tickets for the 19-game home schedule are available with ticket price remaining the same for the 2012-13 season.  Courtside and floor seating can be purchased at $645 and $595, respectively, while chairback seating prices range from $445 to $545.  Cat Cushion seating is available from $365 to $395 and bench seating is $345.  Faculty and staff seating can be purchased starting at $276 for bench, $316 for Cat Cushions and $356 for chairbacks.  There are also a limited number of a Young Alumni packages priced at $200, which are available for all K-State undergraduate degree recipients in the past five years (May 2008 to May 2012).  An Ahearn Fund contribution is required for all premium, chairback and cushioned seating.  Specific required giving levels by section are listed at www.AhearnFund.com.

Led by first-year head coach Bruce Weber, K-State returns 12 lettermen and four starters from a squad that posted a 22-11 overall record and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in five seasons in 2011-12.  It marked the school’s sixth consecutive 20-win season and sixth straight trip to the postseason, both firsts for the program.  The Wildcats, who return more than 80 percent of their scoring, rebounding, assists, steals, blocks and minutes, were picked fifth by the league coaches in the Preseason Big 12 poll last week.

K-State will play 19 games in the friendly confines of Bramlage Coliseum, which will be celebrating its 25th anniversary as the home of Wildcat basketball in 2012-13.  The squad has won nearly 75 percent of its games in the building’s existence, including double-digit wins in each of the last 11 seasons.  The 2012-13 season will also be the second year of the 18-game, round-robin Big 12 Conference schedule, including visits from NCAA Tournament teams Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Texas and West Virginia.

Fans have helped make Bramlage Coliseum one of the top home atmospheres in the country with Kansas State ranking among the Top 35 in men’s basketball attendance five times in the last six seasons.  K-State ranks as one of just 14 schools to draw more than 12,000 in paid attendance for every regular season home game over the last two seasons.  The list also includes Kentucky, Syracuse, Louisville, North Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Kansas, Illinois, Michigan State, New Mexico, Vanderbilt and Creighton. 
   
Fans can purchase tickets in a variety of ways, including toll free at (800) 221.CATS (2287), online at www.kstatesports.com and in-person at the athletics ticket office located in Bramlage Coliseum.