Feb 23, 2020

Groundbreaking occurs on latest K-State facility master plan project

Posted Feb 23, 2020 4:09 AM

K-State Athletics has announced that groundbreaking has occurred on the South Endzone project at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Fans at the K-State - Texas basketball game Saturday had an opportunity to view the groundbreaking via the video board in Bramlage Coliseum.

The Athletics Department has now raised $75.7 million of the $105 million Building Champions capital initiative announced last fall through donations from members of the Ahearn Fund and Wildcat Nation. The initiative also includes the construction of a new volleyball arena, Olympic performance training center and a new football indoor facility and outdoor practice field. A total of 83 gifts have been made toward the capital initiative.

According to K-State Athletics, the south end zone project at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, which is scheduled to be completed by the start of the 2021 football season at a total cost of $52 million, will include a new club / suite / loge premium seating area, expanded Legends Room event space and upgraded restrooms and concessions on the south concourse. The project will also extend the northwest and northeast entrances to Bramlage Coliseum by 17.5 feet - adding nearly 4,500 square feet of additional concourse space inside Bramlage.

During construction of the South End Zone project, the southwest and southeast corner bleacher seating areas will be removed, while the northeast and northwest entrances to Bramlage Coliseum will be impacted and the Legends Room area will be closed for the 2020-2021 basketball season. There will be two new video boards in the southwest and and southeast corners of Bill Snyder Family Stadium.