Bill Snyder Family Stadium will receive a new limestone wall prior to next season, according to an announcement from Kansas State University.
The wall surrounding the field is part of a slate of renovations that will include the replacement of Bill Snyder Family Stadium’s asphalt track, and an upgraded audio system. At a total cost of $3 million, the project will be paid for by private donations.
“Over the past five years, thanks to the generosity of K-Staters world-wide, we have invested more than $185 million in facility upgrades in and around Bill Snyder Family Stadium which have not only benefitted all 450 of our student-athletes but also the entire K-State Family operationally and aesthetically,” athletic director John Currie said in a statement. “The limestone wall around Wagner Field and improvements to our current sound system are two items that our fans are very passionate about and will further our commitment to the Best Fan Experience in the Big 12 upon completion next fall. Ultimately, this project will raise the level of how we represent Kansas State University in front of nationally-televised audiences, visiting fans and prospective student-athletes.”
Kansas State has made upgrades to Bill Snyder Family Stadium a priority in recent years, spending more than $185 million to enhance the facility. For this season, the university debuted an overhauled concourse, as well as a new videoboard and band section in the stadium’s northeast corner. Among the other major changes, the university invested $85 million in West Stadium Center before the 2013 season and debuted the $70 million Vanier Family Football Complex in 2015. These renovations are all a part of the Bill Snyder Family Master Plan that was established in 2010.
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