MANHATTAN, Kan. – The K-State Family -- alumni, fans and friends -- are invited to celebrate the opening of the "northwest gateway to campus" when the West Stadium Center at Bill Snyder Family Stadium is officially dedicated on August 30 prior to the sold-out season-opening football game against North Dakota State later that evening.
The West Stadium Center Dedication Celebration, which will be broadcast live on K-StateHD.TV, will begin promptly at 11 a.m. outside the stadium's main entrance at Gate B. The one-hour ceremony will include special video presentations and comments from Governor Sam Brownback, President Kirk Schulz, Athletics Director John Currie, and Head Coach Bill Snyder, among others. The celebration will conclude with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the massive structure.
Parking in the stadium's west lot opens at 9 a.m. and is free. Following the conclusion of the event at noon, fans are asked to clear the lot immediately to allow stadium crews to prepare for pregame activities. All stadium parking lots will then reopen at 2:30 p.m., five hours prior to the 7:30 p.m. kickoff.
Seating for the dedication will be limited and assigned. However, fans will be permitted to stand in and around the designated stage area. There will be seating for guests who are physically impaired or unable to stand for long periods.
The new facility will not be open for tours after the ceremony as it will be secured for gameday operations. A public open house of the facility has been set for 6-8 p.m. on Friday, September 13. More details regarding the open house will be announced soon.
K-State opens the 2013 season by welcoming the two-time defending FCS National Champion Bison in a special Friday-night contest on August 30. The contest will be televised nationally by FOX Sports 1.
Season tickets for the upcoming season in addition to single-game tickets for the 2013 opener are sold out. Several hundred general admission/SRO tickets for all home games except North Dakota State and Iowa State remain available. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person. For more information regarding tickets, contact the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-221-CATS or visit www.k-statesports.com.