Apr 17, 2020 6:12 PM

NASCAR postpones next race, eyes return without spectators

Posted Apr 17, 2020 6:12 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has postponed the May 9 race at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia, which is under a stay-at-home order into June. NASCAR suspended its season four events into the year when sports shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. It had listed Martinsville as its first race to resume. NASCAR says it is still committed to running all 36 races this year and will consider holding events without fans. To date, eight races have been postponed. 

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Apr 17, 2020 6:12 PM
K-State announces new $25 deposit plan and deadline extension for football season tickets

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.