Apr 16, 2020 11:50 AM

K-State announces new $25 deposit plan and deadline extension for football season tickets

Posted Apr 16, 2020 11:50 AM

MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State Athletics officials have announced ​updates regarding 2020 football season tickets, including deadline extensions and a new $25 football season ticket reservation plan with the ongoing affects related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A second extension of the season ticket priority deadline has been implemented as fans can now put down a deposit of only $25 by June 1 to reserve their season tickets for the 2020 season. Additionally, the Ahearn Fund deadline has been extended to June 30.

“These remain unprecedented and uncertain times, and we want to make every possible accommodation we can to be of assistance to our fans,” Athletics Director Gene Taylor said. “We look forward to returning to a degree of normalcy and are working toward a return of sporting events, but in the meantime, we want our fans to feel comfortable and confident when they invest in our programs.”

In addition to the deadline extensions, there are now two payment plan options. The first is the previously announced three-month plan, while there is now a four-month option as well to pay over the months of May, June, July and August. Also, those participating in seating upgrades will go through that process in June.

Although K-State is preparing for competition to resume in the fall and taking steps to ensure that all ticket and parking requests will be fulfilled as scheduled, athletics officials continue to monitor the pandemic on a daily basis and will comply with the recommendations of the University, Big 12, NCAA and health and government officials. In the event that the season cannot be played as scheduled, various ticket and donation resolutions will be offered.

Season ticket options start at less than $22 per game. All season ticket prices in Bill Snyder Family Stadium remain unchanged for 2020.

Both the ticket office (1.800.221.CATS) and Ahearn Fund office (1.888.232.9074) have staff available to take calls 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Fans can also log into their online account or purchase new tickets at www.k-statesports.com.

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WSU seeks to raze Cessna Stadium, build smaller version
Cessna Stadium has been home to Kansas high school state track and field meet for the last four decades-  image courtesy KSHSAA

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State University is seeking to tear down its 74-year-old Cessna Stadium and replace it with a new smaller, multi-purpose stadium.

The university has asked the Kansas Board of Regents to allow it to raze the 30,000-seat stadium. Cessna is currently home to the Wichita State track and field team and is also home the nation’s largest high school track and field meet.

University officials say the condition of the amenities in the stadium have deteriorated drastically since the school’s football program was discontinued in 1986.

The proposal leaves in limbo what would happen to the Kansas high school state track and field meet, which has hosted around 3,500 athletes for all six championship meets for boys and girls for the last four decades.

The proposed smaller stadium would host not only Wichita State’s track and field events, but could also attract high school and club events for soccer, lacrosse and track and field, university officials said.

WSU estimates it will cost $1.4 million to tear down the building. That money would be raised from private funds and restricted fee funds, officials said.