MANHATTAN, Kan. – With all tickets sold for Saturday’s Sunflower Showdown football game between Kansas State and Kansas, athletics officials today warned fans still seeking tickets to be certain of their authenticity before purchasing.
“Often in these high-demand situations fans wind up with unauthorized tickets,” said Robin Fosha, director of ticket operations. “It’s truly ‘buyer beware’ if someone purchases a ticket from a source other than our ticket office.”
K-State uses an electronic ticket scanning system which can detect counterfeit, stolen or tickets already “in use.” Fans holding a ticket which is scanned invalid will be denied admission and, in the case of fraudulent or stolen tickets, may be detained.
“We have had instances of this happening, particularly from fans who bought a ticket on game-day from someone on the street,” Fosha said. “Those people are out a lot of money when they get to the gate and can’t get in.”
A capacity crowd of more than 50,000 is expected at Bill Snyder Family Stadium for Saturday’s 105th edition of the Sunflower Showdown. Kickoff is scheduled for 11:08 a.m., with the game being televised on Fox Sports Net. Parking lots around Bill Snyder Family Stadium open at 6 a.m. Stadium gates open at 9 a.m.