March 1, 2013
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Following a Big 12 Championship season in 2012 that included a No. 1 BCS national ranking and a berth in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, excitement is building for K-State's 2013 football season and the opening of the new West Stadium Center at Bill Snyder Family Stadium as athletics officials announced today a full menu of ticket options for the upcoming schedule when season tickets go on sale Monday.
Fans will again be offered a variety of choices for season and single-game tickets in 2013 for a slate that includes eight games in Bill Snyder Family Stadium, including five against Big 12 opponents. The Wildcats' 12-game slate includes nine opponents who were bowl eligible in 2012, six of which will visit Bill Snyder Family Stadium, plus two-time defending FCS National Champion North Dakota State.
Public season bench seating in Bill Snyder Family Stadium is priced at $320 again this season, a cost of $40 per game, while chairback seating remains at $355 or $44 per game. Prices for K-State faculty/staff are $255 for bench and $285 for chairback - a cost of $35 and $31 per game, respectively. A Young Alumni ticket package is available at only $200 for K-Staters who received their undergraduate degree since December 2008.
"With the grand-opening of the West Stadium Center, our legendary head coach Bill Snyder beginning his 22nd season and raising the flag of another Big 12 Conference football championship, it is an exciting time to be a Wildcat," Currie said. "Last season's fan support was incredible as we tied a school record with six sellouts and achieved the second-highest average attendance in school history. With eight home games in 2013, which includes first-time trips to Manhattan as Big 12 opponents for West Virginia and TCU, it is important to continue to provide our fans with different price levels and options and ensure that Bill Snyder Family Stadium is filled each home weekend this fall."
Those interested in purchasing new season tickets can do so beginning Monday online at www.k-statesports.com. Seating location assignments will be determined in May after all renewal orders and upgrade requests from current season-holders have been processed. Season ticket holders renewing their tickets can do so online beginning Monday and may also purchase additional single-game tickets for home and away games with their renewal order. Beginning March 11, fans can purchase new season tickets or renew in person at the Athletics Ticket Office in Bramlage Coliseum or by calling 1-800-221-CATS.
Fans ordering their season tickets may again take advantage of a payment plan option at no extra cost. Those who renew before March 29 can elect to split the cost into five equal payments or four equal installments if received after March 29.
It is anticipated that the suite, club, chairback and view level seats will be sold out through season ticket renewals. Locations available to new season ticket holders in May will include premium bench sections along the sidelines of the lower level, bench seating in sections 9 through 20 in the south end zone and sections 424 to 426 on the east side of the stadium.
Back again in 2013 are several single-game promotions that will continue to provide fans even more flexibility. Single-game tickets will go on sale to the general public online at k-statesports.com beginning June 5 and will feature numerous options and price levels, beginning with the fifth-annual K-State Family Reunion against two-time defending FCS national champion North Dakota State. A limited number of $15 family reunion tickets, available only to previous K-State ticket purchasers, faculty and staff or alumni, will be available to the home opener until June 12. Premium bench seating will be priced at $45 for the North Dakota State game and $40 for the Louisiana and UMASS games, while bench seats are $35 and $30, respectively. A four-pack to the NDSU game is available for $99 and $75 for the Louisiana and UMASS matchups, while group and military discounts are available to the first three home contests for $20 or $15 per ticket.
Tickets for the West Virginia and Iowa State games are priced at $65 (premium bench) and $55 (bench), while the Baylor and TCU games will be $75 (premium bench) and $65 (bench). Tickets to the home finale against Oklahoma are priced at $85 (premium bench) and $75 (bench). A four-pack to either the West Virginia or Iowa State game is also available for just $99, but must be purchased by October 1, while four-packs priced at $125 are available for the Baylor (September 1 deadline) and TCU (November 1 deadline) contests. Fans can also order a combo package for $90 which includes a ticket to both the Oklahoma and Iowa State games or a ticket to the Baylor game and either the Louisiana or UMASS game plus a ticket to either the West Virginia or TCU matchup.
Special rates, which start as low as $15 per ticket for the Louisiana and UMass games, are also available for groups of 20 or more and can be ordered beginning June 5. A group rate of $20 per ticket is also available for the NDSU, West Virginia and Iowa State games and for $25 per ticket for the Baylor and TCU games. A $20 ticket to the Homecoming game against West Virginia is also available to all K-State Alumni Association members if purchased by September 1.
Following the K-State Family Reunion against North Dakota State, which will also include a postgame fireworks show, Big 12 Championship celebration and West Stadium Center grand opening, annual promotional activities in 2013 include University Family Day on September 7 (Louisiana), Band Day and Ahearn Fund Member Appreciation on September 14 (UMass), Harley Day and the K-State Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2013 on October 12 (Baylor), Homecoming and K-State's 150th celebration on October 26 (West Virginia), Fort Riley Day on November 2 (Iowa State), Fan Appreciation Day on November 16 (TCU) and Senior Day on November 23 (Oklahoma).
Also, the 2013 Purple/White spring game is set for 1:10 p.m. on April 27 with tickets going on sale April 1. All seats are $5 and may be purchased online or at the K-State Athletics Ticket Office. All fans who order or renew their season tickets by Friday, March 29, will receive two free tickets per account to the spring game.
For more information regarding tickets, contact the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-221-CATS or visit www.k-statesports.com. A copy of the 2013 ticket brochure is available online now at k-statesports.com.
K-State returns a total of eight players in 2013 that earned All-Big 12 Conference accolades a year ago in offensive lineman B.J. Finney, running back John Hubert, wide receiver/kick returner Tyler Lockett, offensive lineman Cornelius Lucas, offensive lineman Tavon Rooks, wide receiver/punt returner Tramaine Thompson, offensive lineman Cody Whitehair and safety Ty Zimmerman.
The Wildcats, led by 2011 and 2012 National Coach of the Year Bill Snyder, will begin spring practice April 3.