Kansas State University has unveiled plans for a Bill Snyder Family Stadium south end zone project, which would result in new premium seating and other amenities.
Under plans unveiled Saturday, Bill Snyder Stadium will undergo a major improvement targeted at its south end zone. Through the renovation, this area of the facility will receive new club/suite/loge premium seating options, along with an expanded Legends Room event space, upgraded restrooms and concessions, additional concessions and new restrooms on the south concourse, and new video displays located in the stadium’s southeast and southwest corners. In addition, the project would result in an extension of the northwest and northeast entrances to Bramlage Coliseum by 17.5 feet, creating almost 4,500 square feet of additional concourse space inside the arena.
The south end zone project would come as part of a larger facilities master plan, with work potentially beginning next May and wrapping up prior to the 2021 college football season. The proposal is expected to go before the Kansas Board of Regents later this month. More from The Topeka Capital-Journal:
Athletic director Gene Taylor said the goal is to begin construction on a $50 million south end zone project at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in May 2020, with construction on other phases to be started within the next three to five years.
Taylor said the athletics department already has raised $69 million-plus. The Kansas Board of Regents is expected to approve the project later this month.
The south end zone project will include a new club/suite/loge seating area, expansion of the Legends Room event space in Bramlage Coliseum, additional restrooms and concession on the south concourse and new video boards in the southeast and southwest corners of the stadium.
The Bill Snyder Family Stadium south end zone project would account for $50 million of an overall $105 million investment in athletics facilities. Also included in the capital project is an indoor football facility and outdoor practice field, along with a new volleyball arena with up to 3,500 seats, and an adjacent Olympic performance training center.
Located on the east side of Bill Snyder Family Stadium, the new football indoor practice facility is currently estimated to cost $24.5 million. It would feature an indoor practice field measuring 200-feet x 400-feet with accessibility to the Vanier Complex and football stadium, along with an outdoor practice field and a limestone exterior, matching the stadium and campus architecture.
“One of our top departmental priorities is to provide our teams the best facilities they need to compete for championships while doing so in a manner that makes sense for K-State, both financially and practically, and this project is consistent with that goal,” K-State athletics director Gene Taylor said in a press statement. “What is most significant to us, and also to our tremendous donors who have already contributed to our fundraising goal, is that these projects will have a direct impact on each and every one of our teams and student-athletes as well as significantly enhance the experience for our fans, especially for football and basketball games and volleyball matches. We could not do any of this without the wonderful donors that we have at K-State and all of the fans that routinely fill our stadiums and arenas, and we are very appreciative of their support.”
Renderings courtesy K-State.