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Kansas State has announced the full schedule of ticket options for the 2013, and the University appears to be trying to accommodate a number preferences while still taking advantage of the excitement following the school’s first Big 12 Championship since 2003. In total, eight games will be played at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Because the Wildcats only hosted four Big 12 opponents in 2012, they will play five league games at home during 2013’s round robin.
Unfortunately, the out-of-conference schedule lacks much sizzle. Although K-State thumped Miami at home last year, the home-and-away series with the Hurricanes is done. The season starts by hosting FCS North Dakota State, because if there’s one thing you can count on, it’s K-State playing a lower division school in nonconference play. However, ND State is no ordinary FCS program – it is notably the two-time defending FCS National Champion. The Wildcats have struggled out of the gate the past couple of years against inferior opponents, but won’t be able to afford such a hiccup this season.
K-State hosts two more nonconference opponents before Big 12 play – the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns (9-4, 6-2 in the Sun Belt) and UMass Minutemen (1-11, 1-7 MAC). Louisiana-Lafayette finished its season with a 43-34 victory over East Carolina in the New Orleans Bowl. In Big 12 action, K-State will host Baylor, West Virginia, Iowa State, TCU, and Oklahoma.
The University’s athletics website describes the following ticket options:
Back again in 2013 are several single-game promotions that will continue to provide fans even more flexibility. Single-game tickets will go on sale to the general public online at k-statesports.com beginning June 5 and will feature numerous options and price levels, beginning with the fifth-annual K-State Family Reunion against two-time defending FCS national champion North Dakota State. A limited number of $15 family reunion tickets, available only to previous K-State ticket purchasers, faculty and staff or alumni, will be available to the home opener until June 12. Premium bench seating will be priced at $45 for the North Dakota State game and $40 for the Louisiana and UMASS games, while bench seats are $35 and $30, respectively. A four-pack to the NDSU game is available for $99 and $75 for the Louisiana and UMASS matchups, while group and military discounts are available to the first three home contests for $20 or $15 per ticket.
Tickets for the West Virginia and Iowa State games are priced at $65 (premium bench) and $55 (bench), while the Baylor and TCU games will be $75 (premium bench) and $65 (bench). Tickets to the home finale against Oklahoma are priced at $85 (premium bench) and $75 (bench). A four-pack to either the West Virginia or Iowa State game is also available for just $99, but must be purchased by October 1, while four-packs priced at $125 are available for the Baylor (September 1 deadline) and TCU (November 1 deadline) contests. Fans can also order a combo package for $90 which includes a ticket to both the Oklahoma and Iowa State games or a ticket to the Baylor game and either the Louisiana or UMASS game plus a ticket to either the West Virginia or TCU matchup.
Special rates, which start as low as $15 per ticket for the Louisiana and UMass games, are also available for groups of 20 or more and can be ordered beginning June 5. A group rate of $20 per ticket is also available for the NDSU, West Virginia and Iowa State games and for $25 per ticket for the Baylor and TCU games. A $20 ticket to the Homecoming game against West Virginia is also available to all K-State Alumni Association members if purchased by September 1.
Additionally, the 2013 Purple/White spring game is set fr April 27. Tickets will be $5 and are set to go on sale April first. Fans interested in purchasing tickets for the spring game or regular season can call 1-800-221-CATS or visit www.k-statesports.com. Be sure to check back with JugofSnyder.com as the game nears for additional news and analysis.