MANHATTAN, Kan. – With an exciting 31-game home baseball schedule on tap, the K-State Athletics Ticket Office has announced three affordable season ticket options in different price ranges and stadium locations for the 2013 season, while various incentives are available for those who purchase early.
Reserved chairback seats in the lower bowl of the stadium in Sections 1 and 2, and Section 7 above the concourse behind home plate are priced at $125, a great value at about $4 per game. Fans who order four or more season tickets in those sections receive a discounted price of $100 each.
General Admission chairback seating in Sections 6 and 8 above the concourse are available for $115, while those who order four or more tickets in those sections can also take advantage of the discount of $100 each.
Kansas State faculty and staff may purchase season tickets in either the reserved chairback or the GA chairback areas for $100 per season ticket.
Season tickets in the GA bench areas, located in Sections 4, 5, 9 and 10 behind each dugout, can be purchased for $85 for adults and $75 for youth, senior citizens, military personnel and K-State faculty and staff. Adults who purchase four or more season tickets in those sections receive a $10 discount per seat.
Fans are encouraged to act fast to renew or order their season tickets as all fans who do so on Monday will receive an official K-State mini bat.
Fans can also take advantage of the Early Bird Special. All accounts to renew or order their season tickets by December 14 will have the $10 processing fee waived. In addition, all purchases by the early-bird deadline will have the chance to receive the following items: the Ultimate Fan Experience, which includes a tour of the facility, pregame field/dugout access and signed K-State apparel; suite access for a select game; a framed team autographed poster; official K-State Nike apparel; the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at a select game.
K-State will rely heavily upon seniors Jon Davis, Jake Doller, Joe Flattery and Tanner Witt, as well as other top contributors from last year in Jared King and Ross Kivett to help acclimate 19 newcomers to Division I baseball. King earned Second Team All-Big 12 honors a year ago, while Witt picked up honorable mention accolades. A native of Dublin, Ohio, King captured the Big 12 regular-season batting title with a .378 average, while the junior finished in the top 10 of the conference in 10 offensive categories.
On the mound, K-State returns Flattery, a former community-college transfer that was 6-4 with a 4.37 ERA in 15 starts. The left-hander propelled the Wildcats into the postseason for a sixth-straight season when he tossed a complete game at Texas Tech, limiting the Red Raiders to just one run on six hits.
Head coach Brad Hill enters his 10th year at the helm of the Wildcats just seven wins shy of becoming the second coach in school history with 300 victories. The Galva, Kan., product is 293-224-1 (.567) at K-State, while he holds a career 711-315-3 record at four-year schools.
Kansas State opens the 2013 baseball season on Friday, February 15, at The Citadel Tournament in Charleston, S.C. The Wildcats open play with Elon, while they take on The Citadel on Saturday, February 16, before closing out the weekend with a contest against George Mason the next day.
The Wildcats begin play at home on Friday, March 1, with a 3 p.m., contest against Oakland. The three-game series against the Grizzles opens a 19-game homestand for K-State, which also includes the beginning of Big 12 play, March 15-17, against West Virginia.
To purchase season tickets, fans can visit the K-State Athletics Ticket Office in Bramlage Coliseum, order by phone at (800) 221-CATS or visit www.kstatesports.com/tickets.